Outdoor Cat Shelters For Stray Cats
Stray cats are a huge problem that many cities and suburbs are facing to-day. Most often, it is because the cat has wandered away from its home and got lost.. Many a time it is the conscious but cruel act of some heartless cat owner who has abandon his or her pet on the road site, leaving the poor feline to fend for itself..
You may have stray cats in your area, but it is an unfortunate fact that you will not be able to help them all. Stray cats invariably are infested with fleas, or have some other similar problem that makes it very dangerous to permit them into our homes. Even if you felt inclined to adopt every stray cat, it would not be feasible, because it would not be financially viable.
However there is one affordable way by which we can help these poor abandoned, stray and feral cats, and that is by installing an outdoor cat house in our backyard. An outdoor cat house will provide shelter for these unfortunate stray cats on cold winter nights or during stormy wet weather. This is one way, you can help the strays without having to risk allowing them into your home.
Before you dash off to purchase an outdoor cat house to provide strays with a safe and warm place to curl up in, there are several different aspects that needs consideration.
The first thing that needs to be decided upon, is the size of the house. This is a decision depending purely on the number of strays you wish to provide shelter for. If you are not sure, the most practical thing to do is to buy a fairly large sized house, if your finance permits it, in case more that one stray decides to take advantage of your hospitality.
Having said that, you would have to take into consideration the space you have available in your back yard, and how much of it you want to sacrifice for the outdoor cat house. If you have a smaller yard you may not want to purchase the biggest cat house available. The next important thing to consider is the exposure to the elements the cat house would be subject to if placed in that particular spot in your back yard.
With these basics decided upon you are now ready to start shopping for an outdoor cat house.
To get an idea of what is available, the best thing to do is to browse online catalogues where you will find a range of options on the architectural styles, materials used, insulated levels and sizes.
You can settle on a design to match the architecture of your house, and then move on to the type of material, which can be cedar wood or recycled plastic, but all this would depend on two major factors (1) the amount of time you can spend on cleaning and maintaining, and (2) your budget.
No matter what style, material or size you decide upon, and how much you spend, you can be rest assured that by placing an outdoor cat house in your back yard, you will be providing a stray cat with a warm place to sleep.
Weighing 20 pounds, this small insulated cedar cat house – small dog house can accommodate one average sized cat.
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This post was written by admin on January 6, 2010