Does anyone think it is OK to make a cat stay and sleep outdoors at this time of year? A family in our street does this because the cat has started weeing on the carpet. I am concerned that it is cruel to make the cat sleep outside in sub-zero temperatures because you don't want your carpets ruined! This is an older cat, already upset by the arrival of a new kitten (demonstrated by aggressive behaviour). The kitten DOES stay in the house and they also make a big fuss of it, buy toys for it, play with it etc. and virtually ignore the older cat.