Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Setting Up KH Outdoor Heated Cat Houses for Stray and Feral Cats

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. 

Hopefully 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.

Features that I like:

  1. 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.  
  2. The entrance and exit also has a clear plastic door flap which keeps snow, wind and rain out.
  3. The low 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.  

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