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Winter Shelters for Cats

Tips for keeping community cats safe and cozy during the winter months. All good shelter designs share two qualities: Strong insulation – needed to trap body heat, which turns the cats into little radiators. Use straw, not hay or blankets. Minimal air space – a smaller interior area means that less heat is needed to keep the occupants warm. Shelter size is very important.
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Spread the Word – Feral Cats

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which involves humanely trapping stray and feral cats and having them vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and “eartipped” before returning them to their outdoor home, is the only effective method of stabilizing outdoor cat colonies. As a result of TNR, the birth of new kittens in the colony slows down and eventually ends when all the cats are spayed/neutered. In addition, socialized cats and kittens
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The Misunderstood “Feral” Cat

I use the term ‘feral’ for my outdoor colonies I have tnr’d (Trap Neutered Release) and care for, but actually there are no true feral cats, as we domesticated them a very, very long time ago. They are simply unsocialized cats, so they are called feral. I like the term “community cats” much better. They are not aggressive and, they are very non-confrontational, they are
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