How to build outdoor cat shelter and feeding station?
Janet Panos on Mar 28, 2018Hello. Here are several options for you to build a cat shelter for feral cats. Click on the link below to view. Good luck!https://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com/clearing-the-air/2016/02/10-awesome-winter-shelters-for-feral-cats/Helpful Reply
Carol Thomas on Mar 28, 2018I made some this winter from lidded totes. I was tickled that the cats were using them within days. Here is where I got the ideas. https://alleycatadvocates.org/communitycat-care-center/creating-winter-shelters/Helpful Reply
17335038 on Mar 28, 2018Although it is admirable that you want to help the feral cats, check first with your town hall/county office. Some municipalities have bylaws against having structures for this purpose on your property.Perhaps you could put your time and energy into volunteering at your local SPCA instead.Helpful Reply
Walba T on Mar 28, 2018Before you invest a lot of time, please see who in your area can do a TNR for you.Trap, neuter, release will do wonders for your cat community. If the original cats come home, they will stick around and "patrol" the area, so you won't have more cats coming in. Also, since there will be no more kittens, you won't have the wailing and fighting that comes around mating time.We have a group in our area that will trap the kitties for you, you pay for the neutering and shots, then they are returned. They will be home and will hang around.I've made shelters out of my Amazon boxes since cardboard can be a good insulator. I put a smaller box inside a larger one, but filled in the area between them with cardboard from other boxes. I put beds inside the inner box and then covered the entire thing with some really large plastic bags I got from, where else, Amazon. I built awnings for some and used smaller box pieces to make entryways. They have been working pretty well. I also used flat boxes in the big bags to make "walls" to block the wind and rain from getting onto the deck from the sides.This is probably more info than you might have wanted, so I didn't include the fact that depending on your area, you might have raccoons and possums attend your feeding area.I know folks might think I'm crazy, but every animal that comes up to eat is given the lesson that everyone is welcome and it is a no fuss zone.So far it works!Blessings1 marked as helpful Reply
Jody on Mar 28, 2018Do NOT feed cats outdoors! You are also feeding raccoons and skunks, which have rabies and other diseases!Helpful Reply
How can I upcycle things I already have to build a doghouse?
I have zero carpentry skills. I need a dog house for outside (large dog). Are there any furniture or other object repurposing hacks out there? Thanks!
My dog has a Coolaroo bed that is stretched out in the center.
Trying to figure out a way to stretch and straighten it out without just throwing it a way
How will I make this duck house?
I will get a duck soon and I don´t know where to start from here any help?
HOW TO BUILD A INEXPENSIVE CATIO OUT OF PALLETS?
How can I block off a doorway to keep cats out of room?
I need help trying to find options to block a double doorway to keep cats out of room but still be able for air/heat to circulate between rooms
How do I create a barrier for new kitten?
Want to use only 4’ X 4’ area at 2 nd bedroom entry for kitty litter box & food. Need one 20” X 3 ft barrier plus 44” X 3 ft wall/barrier. It must not be mate... See more
Plastic Kiddie Pool as a grassy area for guinea pigs, is it possible?
I know this might be an interesting, yet strange issue but...I have several guinea pigs but I live in an apartment, so I don't really have my own yard, but do have pa... See more