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Today Is Feral Cat Day: 4 Ways To Help Them During Winter

Feral Cat Day is celebrated every year on October 16th to remind us of our love of the furry-little devils, and how every stray cat has within them a loving cuddle-able furball looking for a forever home.

In August of 2001, Alley Cat Allies celebrated its 10th anniversary and launched the first annual Feral Cat Day to promote raising awareness about feral cat colonies and how to care for and prevent them. Alley Cat Allies is a strong supporter of the 'Trap-Neuter-Return' policy, where stray cats are captured and brought in to local volunteer veterinarians to be neutered and returned to the streets. This allows the cats to live out their lives on the streets, without creating more kittens to perpetuate the problem.

Feral Cat Day is best celebrated by alerting people of the various issues facing stray cats. 

One of these issues is the cold winter months. For feral cats, this time of year is no winter wonderland. Winter temperatures stress outdoor pets and take a toll on homeless animals. These cats need our help, especially during the cold season. 

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13 Pics Of Calves In Earmuffs To Protect Them From Frostbite

These earmuffs may look adorable but they serve a very important purpose. The calves must be protected from the cold as it can lead to severe frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. These muffs help protect from the wind chill. 

According to Dr. W. Dee Whittier, Bovine Specialist at the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, wrote in a paper titled 'Calves and the Cold', "Frostbite is the damage to body tissues that occurs when these tissues freeze. The extremities are most at risk. Frozen ears and tails result in changes of cattle appearance but do not affect cattle performance significantly." 

Dr. Whittier continues, "Newborn calves are most at risk because they are wet and because they have a large surface area in relation to their total body mass. Calves are not fully capable of maintaining temperature the first several hours of life. Newborn calves have a circulatory system that is less able to respond to cold changes as compared to more mature animals."

Turns out, when it comes to detecting frostbite, if the ear-tips are frozen, there's a high chance that the feet are experiencing some damage as well. 

If that does occur, Dr. Whittier recommends to thaw the tissues as quickly as possible. And once the tissues are thawed, you must prevent re-freezing from occurring. Which means housing with heat for several days. Damaged tissues are more prone to re-freeze and can do so very easily. 



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Ikea Allows Stray Dogs To Sleep Inside Store During Winter Months And Everyone's Just Loves it!

One IKEA store is opening its doors to more than just shoppers looking for a bargain. In Catania, Italy, IKEA is allowing stray dogs to come inside so they can stay warm during the winter — and the internet is loving it.

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Its getting quite chilly outside...why don't you make your cat a sweater made of a sock?

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The 2018 Autumn/ Winter Tortoise Fashion Collection Is Here And It's Soooo Cute!

On her etsy page, Katie Bradley writes: "Rescuing tortoises is an accidental hobby that has blossomed alongside being a wife, mother, friend, geek, and artist". Her hobby gave her a brilliant idea and she started crocheting winter collection for pet turtles. She currently has seven tortoises: 4 Russian tortoises (testudo horsfieldii) and 1 Greek tortoise (testudo gracea), and she's also fostering an additional Greek tortoise for the International Reptile Rescue. Feel free to stop by her tortoise blog: www.tortaddiction.blogspot.com. Here are the new items for the upcoming winter. 



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21 Hilarious LOLympic Cat Memes From ICHC Users

The  2018 Winter Olympics is just around the corner. So what better than an LOLymics? The cats have been training hard for the chance to be the best! These hilarious memes were all created by I Can Has Cheezburger users and you can create your own too just using our LOL Memebuilder!

Via: LOLCats

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It's so cold outside so here's how you can keep some feral/stray kitties warm this winter! :) There's so many different options when it comes to building an outdoor shelter for cats, this is the simplest and easiest out there.  

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All These Animals Are Super Excited For Winter!

Winter is near, we can feel it! And as cold as we might get, we forget that others might be ready for the winter! Just like all of these adorable animals!

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25 Animals In Tiny Sweatshirts That Will Fill Your Heart With Joy

It's getting cold outside. So it's the perfect weather for a warm fire in the fireplace, some hot coco and of course. Some cozy sweaters. But we aren't the only ones that think so! Just look at these adorable animals that are all too happy to get nice warn sweaters for this winter season! 

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10 Cool Products You Must Have This Winter

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas...Whatever. You don't really need an excuse to make yourself a cosy cat winter with these cool items.  

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Adorable Animals That Are Waving Hello to Winter

Fall is coming to a close and you know what that means... Winter is coming! Or in some places, might already be there! Well, these very cute animals just wanted to wave hello to Winter!

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Chicken Sweaters is the Latest Fashion Trend

It's getting colder so you know what that means!! Its sweater weather and layers and scarfs and gloves and just trying to keep super warm! And we aren't the only ones looking for the best sweaters that will do just the job and make us look super cute! Chickens have also gotten into the trend and are totally rocking it!

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