stray cat question-protecting it from the extreme cold
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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