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Old February 11th, 2019, 11:54 PM
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Stray cat doesn't want to use shelter.

Hi everyone. I really need some advice. I cared about a few feral and stray cats in the past. A few months ago a new cat appeared around my neighborhood ( i live around a place which is kind of like a suburban area but with more parks and smaller forrests). He was definetly sick and starving, so i started to feed him and managed to cure him, now he is healthy and fine. Winter has recently came to my country and now it's very windy and during the night its around 0 Celsius or less than that. A few weeks ago i created two shelters for him, and placed it in the bushes where he likes to wait for me and and also sleeps/having a rest there during the day. The problem is that he doesn't want to use any shelter no matter where i place them, it's kind of hard to find out where he stays during the night, but based on my knowledge he doesn't have a proper and safe shelter (or at least i don't know about it). Is it possible to somehow make him use it, or it means he has a better place somewhere?

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Old February 12th, 2019, 01:19 PM
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Hi there! welcome to pets.ca!!

Not sure how you made your shelter but have a look at this link. Scroll to the bottom for pictures. I know many people that have had great success with this style of shelter.

Would love to see some pics of the kitty if you care to share

Best of luck

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Old February 12th, 2019, 01:25 PM
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Is there anyway you can but the small box off the ground the cat may not feel save sleeping on the ground. I cared for an abandoned cat
and followed it to and it was sleeping in fallen t
tree that was rotten out. That is great you're
caring for the cats .
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