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How to Build a DIY Cat Shelter

(January 12, 2024)

As cold weather approaches, our feline friends need a warm and safe haven more than ever. For lost cats wandering the cold streets, a DIY cat shelter can be a beacon of hope and comfort. The best part? You can create one using items you might already have lying around your home.

Gathering materials for a DIY cat shelter doesn’t have to break the bank. Look around your home for these common items:

  • Cardboard Boxes: Sturdy boxes can form the base of your shelter.
  • Old Blankets or Towels: Providing insulation and warmth.
  • Plastic Storage Bins/ Old Cooler: These aslo can be repurposed into cozy shelters.
  • Styrofoam: Acts as additional insulation
  • Duct Tape: Secures materials together

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Choose a Suitable Container: Select a cardboard box or plastic bin large enough for a cat to curl up inside comfortably.

2. Create an Entrance: Cut a small entrance hole on one side of the container, ensuring it’s large enough for a cat to enter easily but small enough to retain warmth.

3. Line the Interior: Place old blankets, hay, or towels inside the shelter to provide insulation and a cozy surface.

4. Add Insulation: Line the walls of the shelter with styrofoam to trap heat and shield the cat from the cold.

5. Secure the Shelter: Use duct tape to reinforce the structure, ensuring it stays intact during windy or snowy weather.

6. Elevate the Shelter: Place the shelter on a raised surface to prevent water from entering and to keep the interior dry.

7. Regular Checks: Monitor the shelter periodically to ensure it remains in good condition and make any necessary repairs.

By taking the initiative to build a simple cat shelter, you’re not only providing a warm refuge for outdoor cats but also contributing to their safety and well-being. Together, we can make a difference ensuring they have a chance to stay warm and cozy even when the temperatures drop!

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