Patti Hack, Mary Speer Program Manager for the Humane Society of El Paso, will walk you through all you need to know about constructing your own outdoor winter shelter.
Winter Shelter Tips:
Place the shelter out of harm's way or face the entrance towards a wall so only cats can get in or out.
Weigh down the shelter and place it on a raised and slightly slanted surface. Bricks can be used on top and underneath the shelter. The slant will help water from pooling on top of the shelter.
Be sure to use STRAW NOT HAY to line the bedding. Straw is dried out and works well for building nests and providing cushioning for animals to sleep in. It is not moist like hay and is unlikely to mold.
The Humane Society of El Paso is a private, non-profit animal shelter that does not receive any
city, state, or federal funding. We rely on grants, adoption fees, private donations, and
fundraising events for all of our operating expenses.