Cold Weather is Coming – Are Your Outdoor Cats Ready?

Cold weather is coming so please take care of your outdoor kitties. Do you have a shelter for them that is insulated? A heated water and food dish for them? You can buy these items on Chewy or Amazon Smile. Some people prefer to make their own shelters and here are a few links about how to do so. Always use straw, not hay or blankets. If you keep your shelters outside throughout the year please remember to clean them out for the fall and winter.https://alleycatadvocates.org/…/creating-winter-shelters/https://www.alleycat.org/…/feral-cat-shelter-options…/

Remember, cats do take shelter in and under cars so please knock on your hood if your car is outside.If you are going to TNR please make sure to check your humane traps frequently as cats can freeze to death in them if in traps for too long outside. You can put your traps in your unfinished basement or in any warm area. If extreme weather is predicted it is not recommended to trap (cats usually take shelter then anyway).

Below are more tips on how to keep outdoor cats safe and warm in the cold weather. If you have an outdoor shelter for your outdoor kitties let’s see them in the comments section!

Thank you!

More Pets go missing on July 4th than any other day

The scariest holiday of the year is coming up – not Halloween, Fourth of July! Due to loud fireworks, more dogs go missing on July 4th than any other day. Microchips are an amazing recovery tool, but unfortunately, because of yearly fees and confusing platforms, over 50% of microchips are unregistered, which is like having an unengraved ID tag on your collar.

We’ve partnered with Fi to offer free for life microchip registrations and updates to all – and when you register via the following form, you will be entered to win a Fi GPS collar and one year subscription, the perfect pairing to a microchip! With a Fi GPS collar, you can track your dog in real time and have extra peace of mind – not to mention track their steps and exercise!

Register or reregister your microchip at this link to keep your pup safe and win a Fi collar: https://ylm2pkzh73h.typeform.com/to/CD8ksvlJ#rescue=326.

FAQ:

Can I register my chip with Fi even though it’s registered elsewhere? Yes! When your chip is searched in the universal database petmicrochiplookup.org, both registrations will show up, but your Fi registration shows as the most up to date and you will never be charged. Your old registration can stay in there, but you can keep your Fi registration up to date for free.

Why do I need a GPS collar if I have a microchip? Microchips are NOT GPS – in order to find your pup via a microchip, someone has to find your dog, bring them to a vet to have them scanned, look up your information, and contact you – that’s why the registration is so important!