How do I keep the cats warm in winter?

I have 6 feral cats in my backyard I have been feeding and taking care of them but need ideas on how to keep them warm from the cold, please help.

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  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Feb 02, 2019

    Hi Magaly, first I want to say thank you and God bless you. We also take care of feral cat and it is a big full time commitment. Here are some ways you can take care of your furry friends. (please be sure they are all spayed and neutered). Thanks again for being an animal lover. Make sure they cats fresh water every day.

    1. Build or Buy a Cat Shelter. The best way to keepyour outside cat warm in winter is to have a safe place for it to sleep. ...
    2. Set Up Heaters or Warming Pads. ...
    3. Provide Cats With Plenty of Fresh Food. ...
    4. 4. Make Sure Cats Have Fresh Water Every Day.

    Nov 23, 2018

    How to Keep Feral and Outdoor Cats Warm and Safe in Winter ...

    https://pethelpful.com/cats/How-To-Keep-Outdoor-Cats-Warm-In-Winter

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 02, 2019

    Hi! I have heard of others doing this, so I found an article that explains how:


    http://diycatshelter.blogspot.com/2010/12/supplies-and-step-by-step-directions.html?m=1


  • Kay Arnette Kay Arnette on Feb 03, 2019

    Well it this is a question I can answer because I just went through it. It is a bit different to begin I have a friend that was moving as they were moving their cat Gizzmo got out she was scared to death they were getting evicted so they had to hurry and get out. She told me the story. I assured her I would make sure she had food and water every day. the next day was so cold and windy just to let you know this cat was a domestic house cat so sh had left a bbq you know the kind you put coles in so I laid that on it's side stabelized it so it would not rock. I then got a couple of those silver blankets that fire men use I draped them around the bbq but before I did that I put a lot of blankets then the silver ones to keep the snow and rain out of the home I was making her. Inside I put a electric warming pad with a soft blanket on top of the pad there was a outlet on the patio so that is where I plugged it in. That was a great place for her but she would not use it at first she would just pull the food dish out eat and leave. Until one day I went to feed her and she was in it sleeping well we created a bond it took me two months to catch her I went to the pound got a trap and got her within 15 min. I brought her home and she is still here the people that had her were living in a hotel so we will see if she ever goes back with them or not. Let me tell you that the pound or shelter is there to help at least here in Wichita, Ks. they are. So that is my story I hope it helps somehow, but what everyone is saying about a cat shelter is all nice ,but cats are very scetchey and get startled easy they are hard to catch and they do not trust, but they have concerd winters and summers before you even knew they were there and they will continue to live in those conditions, but don't lose hope they do appreiciate it for sure.