So what's a cat lover to do?
Kayla Christiano, a campaign manager at Alley Cat Allies, told The Dodo that building an outdoor shelter can help keep community cats comfortable in very cold temperatures or during heavy precipitation.
"A good shelter is at least 2'x3' and at least 18" high," she said, cautioning that "anything larger can cause heat to disperse quickly." A plastic storage tote, for example, would serve as a good base structure.
A video tutorial by Cole and Marmalade takes a similar approach.
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