Best houses for feral cats in Minnesota?

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i have a mom and 4 baby kittens coming to my feeder. i have had help neutering them so i am responsible for them. they currently visit daily not sure where they are sleeping. i have the totes for them , which they use during the day but would like something more permanent

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  • Gc822378686 Gc822378686 on Dec 18, 2017
    . i have a feral that i feel so badly about. I bought a heated cat house (chewy.com) but it doesn't go in it. I have a plastic garbage on it's side with straw in it and my furry couch throw and two light throws. I think it sleeps in there. Plus i feed this cat twice a day and now i am cooking whole chicken every week to add to the moist cat Food. My sister has a feral with young ones so she bought the heated multiple cat house. Good luck. If you capture and bring to a shelter they wil be killed So don't do that.

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    • Mil14255899 Mil14255899 on Dec 19, 2017
      i have an old coffee table that's enclosed. i removed the doors and a 30 pd bag fits in there well i just cut it open and they eat when they want to. i have them eating all day as my work schedule changes. i have a metal tray on top to protect from weather but planning to build a new more permanent feed station in the spring. i have committed to helping these cats now. the rescues around here are overloaded with kitties so they wouldn't take the little ones, one did help and TNR for me so i get no more...

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Dec 18, 2017
    Put a cat door in a shed and put their food and water in there for them

    • Mil14255899 Mil14255899 on Dec 19, 2017
      i would absolutely do this if i had one but they stay in our front yard as our dogs get the run of the back so that won't work. i think my husband will build something like a chicken coop for next spring. town not to fond of feeding strays so been doing it on my front deck .

  • Mil14255899 Mil14255899 on Dec 18, 2017
    I have been feeling farels for several years but never had a family. It has been fun to watch them.

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 18, 2017
    From what I was told, they just need some place out of the wind, with some sort of bedding that won't mold. I've seen project with people using those 35 gallon totes, cutting a door in it and putting in bedding

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    • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Dec 19, 2017
      I understand. How about seeing if anyone has a dog house you can pretty up? If you look on local Facebook groups or Craigslist, sometimes people are giving them away, or sell them pretty cheap.

  • Peter Peter on Dec 19, 2017
    Cats seek shelter from wind & wet... (snow or rain).
    A simple shelter is Very adequate... A wooden box waterproofed on top and elevated above ground. Thinnk milk crate with a partially covered top, turned on its side. Done. And Simple.
    Our cat likes to roam about and finds shelter in a window well, under a bush on crushed leaves, under a wooden step... under a neighbor's shed... They'll make do with whatever they find... or they'll move on until...