This cat adoption guide is published by Sgolis a cat rescuer, feral cat colony caregiver and shelter provider for feral cats. She also seeks adopters for the kittens and cats that she and her husband rescue. All cats mention in this guide have been rescued, socialized, adopted or are up for adoption. This blog features the topics; health, caring for cats, products used and adoption tips are noted..
comes to a cat carrier I always recommend the Petmate Pet Taxi Fashion
Kennel. This is a small sized carrier
that is ideal for a 16 pound cat.
My cat Sam in Petmate cat taxi
What I like
about this carrier is that it is quality made; heavy duty plastic that is light
weight when you carry your cat in it. It
also has ventilation openings on the sides which allows for the cat to look out
and not feel so confined and it also allows for air circulation.
When I use
this cat carrier for the stray or house cats being transported to the veterinarian the animals are calmer. I
think it is due to the air circulation and because the cats can look out the sides.
feature is that you can put the carrier away in your closet and it does not
take up a lot of space or you can slide it under a bed when it is flat as it
collapses easily, this is good if you have limited space.
1. This size
carrier can also be used for dog or other small animal. A baby raccoon fits well and also an adult rabbit. 2. My Siamese cat Sam loves this carrier and I have trained him to go into it as his "safe place". I set up the kennel by lining with a soft fleece blanket. and when it rains or he is scared he will go into the kennel and is comfortable.
For tonight the
weather advisory is for 80% snow and bitter cold temperatures, this winter
storm makes it difficult for the feral and stray cats to find shelter. One of my neighbors gave me a KH outdoor
heated cat house and I am setting it up on cement blocks in area that will provide
a wind block.
Normally I would
set up the outdoor cat shelter in an area way from human traffic but the
directions stated that is was not advisable to plug the electrical cord for the
heated pad into an extension cord.
I needed to set the cat house up on patio, close to the electrical outlet. This of course is not the best location
because feral cats prefer to be hidden.
the feral cat will enter the house out of desperation and will find that the heated
bed will provide them with warm comfortable heat and shelter from the wind.
that I like:
What I like
about the KH outdoor heated cat house is the two doors; an entrance and exit
which keep an outdoor cat safe.If a
predator comes to the front door they can exit out the back.
and exit also has a clear plastic door flap which keeps snow, wind and rain
voltage heating pad is not hot to the touch; the heating unit responds to the
pressure of the cat, warms the bed when cat lies on the pad.