With the cold of winter upon us, I can't help but be thankful for the warm, cozy house that I have and share with my two furry companions. While they are in a safe and warm place, I know that there are many cats out there that have no shelter from the elements.
I was curious how I could provide a cat with a shelter that did not have a home. I went online the other day and just happened to come across this post from Kitten Lady, Hannah Shaw, about making insulated shelters for cats.
It turns out that this a fairly simple project that is both inexpensive and a great way to enhance the lives of cats that are happy living outdoors and would not want to be placed in a shelter.
Here is what you need:
18-gallon plastic tub with lid
Straw - be sure it is straw and not hay
Mylar - will be reflective of the cat's body heat
Sheets of styrofoam for extra insulation
Watch the Kitten Lady's video, below, to see detailed instructions on how to make your own cold-weather kitty shelter!