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    Make This Weatherproof, Insulated Cat Shelter To Keep Your Cat Cozy Outdoors

    Because Madame Caterine needs to feel pampered.

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    It's chilly outside for all the stray kitties in your neighborhood.

    Give them a cozy place to rest with this insulated cat shelter by recycling some of your old stuff. Check out ASPCA for more information on sheltering community cats.


    Plastic storage bin


    Box cutter

    2-inch thick styrofoam cooler

    3-4 old blankets

    Insulated reusable shopping bags

    Duct tape

    Optional: Straw

    1. Cut a square opening in the plastic storage container with your box cutters. (Prepare an extra large opening if your cat is fat.)

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    2. Trace the square onto the styrofoam cooler and cut it out. Tape the rough edges before placing it inside the storage bin.

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    Click through to see the enlarged shots!

    3. Cut up your insulated lunch boxes or shopping bags and tape them to line the storage bin.

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    4. Fill any gaps with fuzzy blankets and tuck one into the styrofoam container to form a cozy bed for kitty.

    If the weather gets damp and cold, straw is better for the bed.

    5. Close the lid and bring your new "catty shack" outside to welcome all your new friends.

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    6. Watch the full tutorial (and what is technically a cute cat video) here.

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