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Keeping Ferals Warm and Fed This Winter

Offbeat  (tags: stray cats, survival, helping, shelters, food, courageous, kindness )

- 3083 days ago -
Our feral friends have become fairly skilled at finding shelter and food, but you can help make things easier for them by providing insulated shelters and consistent feeding times. Below we will discuss some of the things you can do to help assure


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MmAway M (519)
Monday December 13, 2010, 8:32 pm
Thank you for the news at site Simone...while where I live we used to have a ton of feral cats and my Dad used to rescue them off the top of the roof of the house where they had their kittens in a vent, sadly the coyotes have gotten to most of them and I rarely see any cats around here at all!

I do believe the coyote comes into my litle rescue's yard at night and sleeps on the porch, see small poop, also I think I have a squirrel around here and that is rare....

So miss the FOXES and Cats that used to roam this area when I was Younger, UGH DEVELOPMENT and people have made this into a MESS....

Move the Cats/creatures back and get rid of the PEOPLE I say!!! UMMM if they were not living here before 1960 MOVE back to where you first lived!

Sorry, Siimone, but that is how I feel, what used to be a large open space filled with nothing has turned into a ton of homes....UGH MANKIND and THEIR OVER DEVELOPMENT to me is a CRYING SHAME!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday December 13, 2010, 8:35 pm
I understand sweet friend, hugs to you.

Maria p (151)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 4:40 am

Carol H (229)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 5:09 am
thanks Simone, noted

. (1)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 6:33 am
Noted. Thank you Simone.

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 6:50 am
Noted! Good basic information on taking care of ferals.

Jason Green (235)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 6:58 am
Great information on how to help, thank you

Stephie D (10)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 7:15 am
thank you for the info

Michelle M (5)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 7:39 am
thank you!

Charla D (67)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 8:08 am
Excellent article. I didn't realize that straw was preferable to blankets!

Peggy A (109)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 10:46 am
Straw is excellent and I also use dry leaves.In the fall I mow and catch most of the neighbor's leaves and bag and store them for use as bedding for the homeless kitties and my chickens.I have 2 kitties that sleep in a separate part of one of my chicken houses

Tuesday December 14, 2010, 1:37 pm
Great article... thank you for posting!

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 2:44 pm
A feral male cat, that I have named Grillo, has lived on my farm since 2000...
It took my other tame barm cats a while to let him eat and sleep in the garage along with them.
All are outside cats that bunk down in my garage and come inside every now and then but like the outside better. Grillo has even ventured inside once in a while..even slept on the couch this past summer.

. (0)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 4:09 pm
Great advice. I didn't know about the sugar.

Susan S (187)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 5:23 pm
Thanks for this. I had no idea there were 'heated pet bowls'.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 6:43 pm
Thanks for the info.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday December 14, 2010, 9:37 pm

Andrew Butt (84)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 3:07 am

Tim L (86)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 6:24 am
Thank you to everyone who helps ferals.

Andrea Tackett (187)
Wednesday December 15, 2010, 7:23 pm

Jeannette A (137)
Wednesday December 29, 2010, 12:01 pm
Posted to Facebook and saved article for future reference so that I'll be able to pass on this information to rescue people or use it myself in the future.

Krista Tackett (47)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:08 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info - very helpful.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 20, 2011, 10:51 am
noted and thanks...
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