If you have feral cats you’ve been feeding, or a stray cat that’s adopted you, these tips will be helpful to keep your outdoor cats warm in winter. Even though the Ventura County winters are a lot milder than other parts of the state and country, in the winter temperatures can get low enough that you’ll want to do a few easy things to keep your outdoor cats safe from the cold.
And if you have an outdoor cat that you’d like to transition to being an indoor cat, The Humane Society of the United States provides helpful tips for transitioning your cat. It’s an excellent idea for many reasons, as they state:
Allowing your cats to roam outdoors can significantly shorten their lives. Potentially deadly dangers—parasites, catching diseases from other cats, being hit by cars, stolen by strangers, attacked by predators, or just plain getting lost—are constant threats to an outdoor cat. And cats themselves can be deadly to local wildlife.