Thursday, February 1, 2007

Car accidents are the biggest killers of free-ranging cats

How many times have you heard someone crying about their little "fur baby" becoming road pizza? This is what the owners and enablers of feral and roaming cats subject their cats to.
"Free-ranging cats in the United States have an average lifespan in the general population of only 3 to 5 years; indoor cats have an average lifespan of 12 years and frequently live longer than 20 years. Car accidents are the biggest killers of free-ranging cats"
(Karen L. Overall, M.A., V.M.D., Ph.D., Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behavior; Department of Clinical Studies School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

4 comments:

Justin said...
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Bird Advocate said...

How much do uou make for those ads, Justin> That looks like spam to me.

Starla said...

Blogger is blogged up with spammers. All of them are 37 year old male high school drop outs. They live in their mom's cellar and work part-time as stock boys at Wally World. It's crowded in that cellar!
The cats? Yes, my friend almost suicided when her cat was killed, then she got another. You probably guessed it. Two weeks later it was mashed all over the pavement, too.

Bird Advocate said...

Yes, Justin was making a clumsy attempt to leave a link to his commercial forum here. It didn't work.
I hate to see any animal hurt. People who irresponsably abandon their pets to the perils of this world deserve punishment. They're usually breaking laws when they do it, and it certainly is immoral.