Temporary Cat Housing

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Temporary Cat Housing

Temporary Care Program Cat Care Society is unique in that we offer a temporary care program for people who are unable to care for their cats, due to a home foreclosure, temporary homelessness, or an extended hospital stay. We can provide shelter for up to 30 days for the cat(s) of people who are struggling due to one of these situations. We will provide food, shelter, and medical care for the cat(s) for up to 30 days. Note that CCS has limited spots for temporary care cats, and participation in the program is subject to space and availability. Please contact our shelter for more information: 303.239.9680.
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Temporary Cat Housing

Cat Care Society is unique in that we offer a temporary care program for people who are unable to care for their cats, due to a home foreclosure, temporary homelessness, or an extended hospital stay. We can provide shelter for up to 30 days for the cat(s) of people who are struggling due to one of these situations. We will provide food, shelter, and medical care for the cat(s) for up to 30 days. Note that CCS has limited spots for temporary care cats, and participation in the program is subject to space and availability.
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Temporary Cat Housing

Thousands of people each year find themselves in a position where they are no longer able to provide shelter for themselves, much less for their pets. Many owners don’t want to surrender their pets but find little choice. In order to help people keep their pets, the following organizations provide temporary short-term and/or long-term foster care so that your animals can be cared for while you’re getting back on your feet. Please note, Cat Guardians is in no way affiliated with any of the following organizations, so you will need to contact them directly for information on their programs and their policies.
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Temporary Cat Housing

Temporary/emergency animal care for people leaving abusive situations.  The service is arranged through the women’s shelters, Emerge, Not through the Humane Society. See below.
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Temporary Cat Housing

When time is of the essence – a bad storm or sudden cold snap may be arriving soon – an adequate temporary shelter can be quickly put together. You'll need a cardboard box, a plastic drop cloth at least 3 millimeters thick or contractor trash bags that are three millimeters thick, duct tape and shredded newspaper. Follow these instructions: Take the cardboard box and tape all the seams shut with duct tape. Cardboard is actually good insulation. Wrap the box completely with the drop cloth or trash bags, making as few seams as possible. Secure onto the box with duct tape, liberally and tightly wrapping the tape around the sides of the box and sealing any seams in the plastic. This will make the shelter waterproof. Cut a doorway in one of the shorter sides of the box approximately 6 inches by 6 inches, leaving the bottom of the doorway a few inches above the bottom of the box to prevent flooding. Use duct tape to secure the loose plastic around the opening you just made. Place shredded newspaper inside the box, filling it up to the bottom of the doorway in front and a little higher towards the back. The cats will gain added warmth by burrowing into the newspaper.
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Temporary Cat Housing

Emergency Shelter When time is of the essence – a bad storm or sudden cold snap may be arriving soon – an adequate temporary shelter can be quickly put together. You'll need a cardboard box, a plastic drop cloth at least 3 millimeters thick or contractor trash bags that are three millimeters thick, duct tape and shredded newspaper. Follow these instructions: Take the cardboard box and tape all the seams shut with duct tape. Cardboard is actually good insulation. Wrap the box completely with the drop cloth or trash bags, making as few seams as possible. Secure onto the box with duct tape, liberally and tightly wrapping the tape around the sides of the box and sealing any seams in the plastic. This will make the shelter waterproof. Cut a doorway in one of the shorter sides of the box approximately 6 inches by 6 inches, leaving the bottom of the doorway a few inches above the bottom of the box to prevent flooding. Use duct tape to secure the loose plastic around the opening you just made. Place shredded newspaper inside the box, filling it up to the bottom of the doorway in front and a little higher towards the back. The cats will gain added warmth by burrowing into the newspaper. For added insulation, start by placing a slightly smaller cardboard box inside a larger one and fill the gap between them with rolled-up newspaper. Then proceed with steps 1 through 4, above, being sure to cut the doorway through both boxes. If possible, place your cardboard shelter beneath something that will shield it, like a porch or tree. Raise it off the ground a few inches by placing it on a pallet, bricks or something similar. Weigh the shelter down with a heavy rock or a few bricks, but nothing heavy enough to crush the roof. Once the crisis has passed, replace with more permanent shelter.
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Temporary Cat Housing

Cats who live outside are vulnerable to the cold, wind, snow and ice of winter. But you can provide shelter, food and water. Photo by Neighborhood Cats Well built, insulated shelters can help outdoor cats stay warm and dry—even during a snowy Toronto winter. Photo by Port Colborne Feline Initiative Outdoor cats can thrive in winter with a sturdy shelter and reliable sources of food and water. Photo by Mike McFarland/The HSUS Got a big heart but not much time or money? You can build a cat a cozy winter home easily and cheaply. Photo by Mike McFarland/The HSUS
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Temporary Cat Housing

Cat Guardians is a no-kill, cageless shelter for cats in Lombard, IL. For over 20 years, we have matched homeless and abandoned cats with loving families, and provided a permanent home for cats deemed “unadoptable” due to personality or age. We’re funded entirely by your generous donations and staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers.
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When provided with adequate winter shelter, feral cats can thrive in even the most frigid regions. Described here are examples of inexpensive, do-it-yourself shelters that can be built in a matter of hours or less. All designs share three essential qualities – they're well insulated, have minimal air space and are waterproof. Further down this page, you'll find info on flap doors, extra protection for extreme cold and insulating materials to place inside your cat cabins. For more on winter care, see how to stop freezing water.
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Feralvilla manufactures the best-selling outdoor cat shelter on the market. It's made of wood composite, is pre-primed for painting, and assembles in 15 to 30 minutes with a screwdriver. There are two levels. Cats enter the lower level from outside, then climb up through an inner opening to the fully insulated upper floor. Shingle roof is optional. The wood composite material, LP's SmartSide, is environmentally friendly and uses a low toxicity resin to bind the fibers. For more info and to order, go to Feralvilla.com.
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Perishable items like meat and fish are often shipped in Styrofoam boxes. The containers used to ship Omaha steaks are an excellent example. Styrofoam shipping boxes can be found at supermarkets, fish stores and butcher shops. Even vaccines are packed in them, so your veterinarian might be a good source as well. These well insulated crates can be easily transformed into feral cat winter shelters: Using a utility knife or box cutter, open a doorway in one of the short sides of the box, approximately 6 inches by 6 inches. Keep the bottom of the doorway a few inches above ground level, to prevent flooding in the event of rain. Permanently attach the top cover to the main body of the box with silicone glue. The silicone will seal the lid and make the shelter waterproof. To camouflage and further protect the shelter, apply a coat of an appropriately colored deck paint.
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Keeping cool cats warm When provided with adequate winter shelter, feral cats can thrive in even the most frigid regions. Described here are examples of inexpensive, do-it-yourself shelters that can be built in a matter of hours or less. All designs share three essential qualities – they're well insulated, have minimal air space and are waterproof. Further down this page, you'll find info on flap doors, extra protection for extreme cold and insulating materials to place inside your cat cabins. For more on winter care, see how to stop freezing water.
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Feralvilla (for purchase) Feralvilla manufactures the best-selling outdoor cat shelter on the market. It's made of wood composite, is pre-primed for painting, and assembles in 15 to 30 minutes with a screwdriver. There are two levels. Cats enter the lower level from outside, then climb up through an inner opening to the fully insulated upper floor. Shingle roof is optional. The wood composite material, LP's SmartSide, is environmentally friendly and uses a low toxicity resin to bind the fibers. For more info and to order, go to Feralvilla.com.

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