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How do stray cats survive the cold weather in winter....?

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Feral and stray cats have no difficulty with cold weather and can be seen out hunting on even the coldest of days. I live in a small village on the Central Plains of Canada (Saskatchewan) and we had three solid weeks last Winter where the temperature never went above MINUS 30 F degrees. And we did not lose a single cat. Unless the wind was blowing my cat even ventured out on the coldest days and I rescued an immature cat that lived in the engine compartment of my bus for three of those days. As long as any cat can find shelter from the wind and curl up they are fine. And water is not an issue - they just eat snow. And because it's cold their water consumption drops considerably anyway. And food is not that hard to get. There is a lot more life under all that snow than there is on top of it and cats have very little difficulty or hesitation in diving in there to get it. Even my cats can catch mice with snow on the ground. Uncomfortable for the cats - probably - who actually likes the ... more
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