Build Your Feral Porch Cat a Shelter


It seldom freezes here but it gets cold and wet enough. I built this shelter for ‘my’ semi-feral porch cat Yellowboy. It’s a small dog airplane carrier I insulated by strapping on closed-cell camping pads.


The webbed door had been conveniently chewed open by good, but energetic, dog Oliver so I singed the edges with a lighter and cut and fitted more blue foam, attaching with safety pins.



I beefed up the floor with foam too and added an old towel for more padding and insulation.



I screwed it to house siding and fence rail with self-tapping drywall screws through thin plywood floor and fabric end wall.


If you live in a very cold climate check the web for videos and plans for appropriate shelters.


So far no yellow fur in the shelter but it’s still pretty warm here. Yellowboy likes to take the high ground and almost lives on the rocking chair so I’m confident he’ll use it when it gets cold enough.



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