stray cat question-protecting it from the extreme cold

by Christine
(NY)

We have been taking care of a stray (not ferral) cat the best we can because we cannot bring it into our house. The temperatures are becoming extreme outside with below zero temp's. The cat stays's in an enclosed (not heated) garage and in the garage we have set up a cardboard box lined with blankets, etc. Is this sufficient to protect the cat?


Answer by Kate
Yes as long as they have somewhere where they are out of the wind and rain and have somewhere warm to sleep i.e a cardboard box with blankets /newspaper they should be OK. Also place some fresh water and food if possible in there for them too.

It is a shame that they are not able to be inside or in a heated place but cats are essentially wild animals and their coats are designed to keep them warm. With our help they can survive a winter a lot easier.

best wishes Kate

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Heating pad
by: David Riley

Hello I put tarps up on the patio to keep the wind off the two semi-feral cats we have at our house.
I also bought two electric heating pads at Dollar General,put them on their chairs, plugged them in and left them on all winter.

PROTECTING STRAY CAT FROM THE COLD
by: Christine Howard

Thank you for your feedback as we are very worried about this cat. I neglected to mention in my original question that this stray cat is VERY well fed and we always make sure she has fresh water as well. Thank you again-

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