This article is Part Five of a 15-Part Article on How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter.  Since this is the first time we’d made a shelter, it’s perfect for newbies.  You can read previous installments in this series here:

Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four

In the previous installments, we made a plan, gathered all the materials,  assembled the insulation portion of the shelter, prepared the  plastic storage tub for the external “shell” of the shelter, and started to create an opening in the shell for cat access.  This step describes how to complete the opening for the cat’s access to the shelter.

Step Four.   Finish drilling holes all around the circle until the circle is ready to cut apart.

Finish drilling entry hole Photo by Cindy Read

Finish drilling entry hole
Photo by Cindy Read

When all the holes are drilled, the circle is ready to be removed to make the final opening for the entry hole.  For this, we used a moderately sturdy knife with a good grip, to make the cut as smooth as possible.

Cut the entry hole and remove it. Photo by Cindy Read

Cut the entry hole and remove it.
Photo by Cindy Read

In the next installment in this series, we will cover how this process went, with pictures for most steps.  Be sure to click through to each part, so that you get the whole story!  Here’s a link to Part Six.