Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – the ‘Snugs’ igloo has it all!
Last winter, welfare officer Jane Holt marvelled at how well ferals were surviving once they had a Snugs igloo
to cosy-down in during the worst of the weather. But she’s been taken aback this Spring to discover how cleverly pregnant cats convert their igloos into summer-houses and choose them as ideal maternity wards!
Says Jane: “The igloos are proving popular with mums and their kittens whatever the weather.”
Many feral cats in North Birmingham had a much cosier winter thanks to the generosity of PDA group - the makers/suppliers of ‘Snugs’ who gave us a pile of igloos at a greatly reduced price - and the cost was covered by the proceeds from some donated gold jewellery. Feral cats can survive temperatures of minus 20 degrees just so long as they are dry and out of the wind – but not many ferals can afford such purr-fect accommodation without a little help from humans!
Confirmed Jane: “We line the Snugs with old fleeces and duvets, place them strategically around feral sites, and the cats just move in – they know when they are well off!
“But I’ve still been surprised this Spring and Summer to discover how cleverly cats convert their igloos into ‘summer-houses’. Pregnant ferals are choosing them for giving birth and weaning their kittens.”