Originally Posted by laureen227
i bought some really cheap towels at dollar general for my ferals... i put them in a large rubbermaid tote, turned on it's side w/the open side to the deck. it's not great, but they all snuggle in there together. plus, it doesn't get quite as cold down here... you might check at your local cheapy store for cheap blankets that you wouldn't mind leaving under the house! or maybe goodwill or salvation army would have cheap coats? anyway, just an idea...
One example is "Consider surrounding your cats' shelter with bails of straw. Did you know that straw is a fabulously efficient insulator? Homes insulated with 18" wide bails of straw could save 75% on heating & cooling costs. Just think what that could do for your cats!"
Another comment- "Alley Cat Allies recommends the use of hardwood shavings (no cedar or pine), straw or fake sheepskin as bedding in the shelter. "Never use towels, blankets or sheets because they retain moisture," says Holton. Scroggs places bed sheets made from cut Mylar,â€™ a space-age product that retains body heat, in her shelters. These sheets can be found in the home section of department stores and are easily cut to size."
Check these links out regarding how to keep ferals & strays warm in the wintertime- hope these helps..
He looks CUTE!!! Keep it up!! He's lucky to have you Robin taking care of him.