Re(1): Help!!! Posted on January 12, 2016 at 09:20:29 PM by Dear Tabby
What a sad situation. I feel sad for you, having to send your kitty pals away but you are doing the right thing to help you little sister. (She may outgrow her allergy, as many small kids have allergies which fade with the passing of time.)
But as to how your house kitty will survive in a -9 degree barn -- you will have to help her. I have known farm people who reported their barn cats simply froze to death over the winter.
To avoid this, make sure there is a nice, cozy "kitty house" for your kitty somewhere in the barn. It could be a smallish cardboard box -- lined and insulated with blankets. Even cheap cottom blankets could do the job. The ida is to trap Kitty's body heat in the box with her to make sure she does not freeze. And make sure the other cats do not take her cozy box by getting inside and not letting her in. You may need to construct more than one "cozy box."
I truly hope and pray this will make barn life safely for your dear pal.