How cold of temperature can a cat endure?
Hi there, my first post here, I'm sorry if this is something commonly asked, I did a search and found a few posts discussing things such as how to help keep your cat warm, but nothing as far as specifics.
It's just a quick question, hope someone can help me out.
So basically, there's this stray cat who we first started seeing earlier this summer. I'd seen him wandering around the neighbourhood before but not paid much attention to him. One day he came in the backyard while I was sitting outside and I called him over and he was friendly enough. Long story short, I paid him a little attention and now basically he lives here.
Here's my concern. I'd like to take him in the house now that it's getting colder, but I have family members with allergies. I let him inside for a little bit now and then but I can't keep him inside permanently.
So there is the dillema. I don't want him to freeze, but I can't put him inside the house.
What I've done is. I built him this little box which I put in the corner of the wooden stairs up to the door. I have this big thick fur mat kind of thing which I put in the bottom to line it. Then I put a big blanket in there and he climbs in and when I go outside and see him there I'll wrap him up in it and he'll seem nice and cozy.
I'm in Canada, Southern Ontario to be exact, and it's starting to cool down. Will he be able to endure decently when it goes down to maybe -15 or 20 celcius the odd time throughout the winter if he's inside the garage, out of the elements, and his his little box with fur and blankets to huddle inside? The average temp through the winter will be higher.
Thanks for replies.