How to protect cats from the beast in the East

26 February 2018
How to protect cats from the beast in the East

With snow falling across the UK, Cats Protection is urging owners to spare a thought for the welfare of their pet cat.

The plunging temperatures, icy conditions and heavy snowfall present a number of dangers for pet cats venturing outdoors but a few simple tips can help to keep cats safe:

  • Provide shelter for cats that have access outside. Keep the doors of sheds and outbuildings closed, or wedged slightly open, or install a catflap so cats do not become trapped inside

  • Check your cat flap regularly to ensure it hasn’t frozen over or become blocked by snow

  • Cats may climb into vehicle engines for warmth whilst out roaming. Be vigilant, and check under the bonnet of your vehicle before starting your vehicle 

Further cat care advice is available at and


For more information please contact Cats Protection’s Media Office on 01825 741 911 or email or @CPMediaTeam on Twitter 

Notes to Editors:

  1. Cats Protection’s vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
  2. Cats Protection’s registered charity number is 203644 (England and Wales) and SC037711 (Scotland). Founded as the Cats Protection League in 1927, the charity adopted the name Cats Protection in 1998. We ask that you use the name Cats Protection when referring to the charity in all published material.
  3. More information about the work of Cats Protection can be found at