Does anyone know where I can find some plans to make a house for the
neighborhood Tom Cat that my wife has taken to feeding?? I won't let
him in the house and winter is coming...... But still gotta keep Momma
C'mon, Mikey. Do you want traditional, contemporary, or Victorian styling?
One story, split level or two? Mansard roof or hip and valley? Do you want
Pella or Andersen windows? Fireplace? What type of heating system? Tile
or carpet? Paint or siding?
Be specific, Man! ;-)
Feral cats are unlikely to accept any sort of shelter they might get trapped
in. You'll need to put it away from house, where the cat can discover it and
learn to trust it undisturbed, at their leisure. Having said that, a small
dog house would probably work, but put the entrance up off the ground with a
shelf in front, to keep dogs or most other wild animals from moving in. Use
a plastic flapper door or baffle to keep wind out, and include a small
window or two- cats like to look out. Make roof hinged or lift-off for
cleanout. With the price of building materials these days, look at either
the kits or the molded igloo-style houses.
OB PC comment- trap the damn thing and get it fixed before you build a house
for it. Catch-and-release spay/neuter programs are the only known way to
keep wild cat populations in check, other than natural predators, which few
suburbs have. If you just kill the feral cats, others take over the turf.
I doubt if you'll find one. More than likely, the cat already HAS
such a house. He doesn't want a new friend...or even a new HOME. He
already has that...somewhere. He just wants to USE you!
Contact a good Chinese restaurant. They put up homeless cats all the
time! They have 'plans' for cats! lol
Have a nice week...
Cat...the OTHER white meat!
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