Keeping cats in a shed for long time is harmful for their well-being.
Cats need exercise, social interaction and fresh air, which a shed cannot provide. It can lead to stress, limited activity, isolation and poor hygiene, all of which can affect their health. Felines form close bonds with their owners and need regular grooming, feeding, medical care and attention.
If a cat is trapped in a shed by accident, try to release it immediately to prevent suffering. Cats cannot survive in closed spaces for extended periods of time without proper care. Life expectancy in a shed depends on access to food, water, and medical care, but is unlikely to be normal.
A proper environment, including space to play and explore, regular veterinary care, a balanced diet, and affection are essential to a cat’s well-being and longevity.