As a colony caregiver to 10 feral cats I provide the cats with igloo cat houses and insulated kitty tubes that are overstuffed with straw. I set the cat houses in my garage shelter and I tuck a few behind shrubs in my yard for the cats that refuse to go into the garage.
|Straw Cat bed in Garage Shelter|
Tonight's weather forecast is calling for two feet of show and I need to set up the garage shelter so feral cats will be warm. I will provide extra straw bedding for the cats and heat the garage during the night hours when the temperature was drops to the single digits with a wind chill of -5.
The feral and stray cats have been coming into the garage through the kitty door that I installed and are accustomed to the heater as I use it often during the winter when I am doing hobbies. The cats will sneak in and hide while I work in the back of the garage.
What I like about this kerosene heater is that it heats up a 1000sqr foot room and it is easy to ignite the 1.9 gallon fuel which provides heat for 10 hours.
Tonight the cats in the garage will be warm and cozy. I will ignite the heater at 11 pm and it will heat the garage until 5 am. My husband is working in the garage during that time frame to make sure that the cats are safe. Then the sun will come out and the rays will heat the southern side of the garage.
|Feral Cat sleeping in straw bed inside garage shelter|
This garage heater will take the chill out of a space of 500 feet. I can work comfortably in the garage as long as I have polar fleece jacket on and the cats are comfortable in their beds of straw.