I made a few outdoor cat shelters with the help of my cat, Mooha. Mooha is an indoor cat, but she comes outside in my enclosed garden with me. She wanted to check out each shelter for herself. These two outdoor feral cat shelters are very easy to make. The materials were free – I… Read more »
feral cat winter shelters
My James’ Gang Colony cats weren’t around much yesterday after it snowed. Today I shoveled out the cat paths in my yard and swept off the snow from their favorite sunning spots. They came right away. Cats need to stay dry in order to stay warm in the winter.
If you Google “outdoor cat shelter” you get 1.3 million results, with lots of ideas and instructions on how to make one cat shelter at a time. There are tons of great resources out there on how to custom-build outdoor cat houses using scrap materials to save money and I encourage everyone to make their… Read more »
My run today was sidetracked by cat tracks in the snow. This is an easy way to figure out feral cat hot spots and crossings. I also visited a new colony caretaker in my neighborhood. She wanted to release her first cat that she TNR’ed at Tree House last week. She was not quite sure… Read more »
Feral cats know how to find shelter from the cold, just like other wild animals outside. If you provide shelter, they will use it. The James’ Gang Colony cats in my yard have a Feral Villa and another insulated outdoor cat house filled with straw that we built for them. For my neighbor’s feral and… Read more »
We’ve had a mild winter, but last night the temperatures dropped along with a bit of snow. For the past year there are three cats in my yard that have formed a feral cat colony, which I call the James’ Gang Colony. Feral cats grow winter coats to help them withstand cold temperatures, and then… Read more »