Tip of the Week: Time to Chill
When necessary to house feral cats in a shelter, it’s important to provide hiding spots for them. As they adjust to their surroundings, they may settle in more quickly if they’ve got the option to hide. (P.S This also goes for those cats who at first appear unsocialized but are actually just fearful.)
Recommended feline retreats include:
- A Hide Perch and Go box, or other cardboard box with ventilation
- A small carrier that fits inside the cage and is turned away from the cage front
- A feral cat den, like the one shown here, in which you can transport the cat without touching him—safer for cats and staff alike.
National Feral Cat Day is tomorrow, but we’re celebrating all week here on Shelters’ Edge—come back every day for tips, tricks and the latest programs and research on free-roaming cats. And remember you can always find us here every Monday for Tip of the Week.