|Rescue Cat in Pet Crate|
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The stray (no collar) cat that was rescued during extreme cold weather was treated for a mild case of frostbite on front paws. This cat was kept in crate located in my heated mudroom for three for recovery.
This cat’s pet owner was located and they confirmed that cats have fur and do not need an insulated shelter. They expected the cat to go under their front porch that had a foundation wind block and open lattice on three sides. Pet owner said; “the leaves underneath provided ample insulation when weather was extreme cold.” I agree that leaves do provide some warmth but they are worthless if they become damp from snow or rain and when temperature is below zero.
The cat did not agree with the pet owner because cat was seen going into the neighborhood sewers prior to my husband rescuing the cat during a snow storm.
We offered to assist pet owner by making the porch area insulated and a safer shelter for the cat. They agreed to the assistance but never came to pick up their cat. So we did what every cat lover does, we found the kitty, that had frostbite, a forever home. Another cat lover in my neighborhood agreed to take in the cat by allowing it access to their heated and air cooled garage. The cat will have indoor outdoor privileges on warm days only and will be kept indoors at night.
We are pleased with the results of this cat rescue as this cat it is a happy ending for the rescued kitty that had frostbite.
Frostbite takes only minutes to set in. Cats are susceptible to frostbite learn more by viewing this video: