I do this twice a year, spring and fall. In past years, I've worried myself sick, thinking the 'O' Cats might run away or refuse to use the shelters because I've messed with them, but so far, they've come right back. You see, when Mama's House was built in 2009, no cat used it for years! It wasn't until I was volunteering at a TNR class, when it finally dawned on me that straw was the reason; The Hubby had talked me out of putting straw in! That day, I filled Mama's House with straw, and BOOM...cats inside that night. That'll teach me...
|Mama's House, with fresh straw.|
Notice the insulation sandwiched on all four walls.
|Originally built in 2009, Mama's House was designed from|
Alley Cat Allies instructions.
|Last year, one corner of Mama's House roof was broken;|
Looks like a feral cat ear tip!