Taking Care of Neighborhood Cats in Cold Weather

by Rachel Baker on January 13, 2014

If you are an animal lover, you probably had a great amount of concern for the feral cats that normally roam the neighborhoods during the freezing spell the north just went through. Here’s an article about how to provide a bit of kindness to these animals when the temperature gets below what they are used to.

“Feral cats are hardy animals, well-adjusted to outdoor life, but as temperatures plummet, a few extra steps can ensure they stay warm and safe even in below-freezing temperatures,” says Becky Robinson, president and founder of Alley Cat Allies.

Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats, reminds those who care for outdoor cats in their communities, that providing a few simple things can go a long way in keeping feral and stray cats safe and comfortable in freezing temperatures.

*Provide a functional outdoor shelter and a refuge from cold and wind.

Shelters are easy and inexpensive to build. You can use online plans —including a “5-minute shelter” made from a Styrofoam cooler.

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