Is it un-wise to crate a cat outside at night?
The one kitty who is living on my front porch is being visited by another cat at night. Tonight is the second night I've heard growling and hissing (no fights yet, just lots of noise) and I'm worried for her. I know the cat who is coming around, it's my neighbors neutered male, and he's big. At least twice the size of this little kitty. I don't leave food out at night, but I'm sure he's looking for it (he hung around a lot while I was trapping them, eating all the scraps). He expects food, so hopefully he'll move on, but I worry about her outside.
Is it a stupid idea to crate her at night, on the porch? She'd be in a crate big enough for a litter box, and to stay away from the door (it's for my 70 pound lab cross). At least that way she'd be safe, but I wouldn't want her getting picked on through the door. It's a plastic crate, and the slits in the side aren't really at cat level. I could push the door up to the wall and nothing could get close that way.