“Many years ago, in the military, I was taught that if you don’t like the way things are being done, get into a position to change it. So, I said ‘Okay, I will.’ And I did.” Read more about OBA ACO Tom Conerly.
Check out to help you keep community cats safe and warm through chilly temperatures, wind, and snow:
• Insulate the cats’ shelters with straw—not hay. Remember, the more straw the better! Cats can burrow in it to stay warm and cozy. It’s also important to add straw as needed throughout the season, especially before a storm or a cold snap.
• Provide fresh food and water daily. In cold temperatures, water will freeze overnight. To slow freezing, use bowls that are deep, rather than wide. Place water bowls out of the wind as much as possible.
• Give cats extra food. Cats eat more in the winter, because they’re trying to conserve energy and stay warm. It’s best to give them food daily. Wet food freezes, so put out dry food as well (or just feed them dry food). If you provide wet food, heat it up first or use a heated bowl.
• Cats seek out warm, sheltered spots. Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for a cat to crawl under the warm hood of a parked car as cats are drawn to the warmth of the engine compartment and the protection from wind and predators. Give the hood of your car a few taps before starting the engine.
Are you ready for some downward facing cat? What could be better than relaxing, meditating and striking a yoga pose with a couple of friendly kittens? Join MOXIE for Cats on Mats on Sunday, October 29th at 11:30AM for a one hour, all level yoga class led by Hanna Radcliff.
Expect a few giggles along the way as a few friendly kittens roam freely among class participants and may even curl up for a nap on a yoga mat! Class is limited to 20 participants and will take place at MOXIE at The Wharf. Your entire $20 class fee will serve as a tax-deductible donation to the Orange Beach Animal Care and Control Program (OBACCP) and the Trap-Neuter-Return effort. Cat adoptions will be available in the breezeway after class.
Follow OBACCP on Facebook and Instagram. Please sign up to volunteer, report or make donations to OBACCP online.
See you at Cats on Mats on Sunday, October 29th at 11:30AM. Meowmaste!