Monday, February 12, 2007

Why Allowing Cats Outdoors is Hazardous to Cats, Wildlife and Humans

Outdoor cats, even otherwise well cared-for cats, face an extraordinary array of dangers. According to The Humane Society of the United States, free-roaming cats typically live less than five years, whereas cats kept exclusively indoors often 1ive to 17 or more years of age.
GENERAL HAZARDS TO FREE-ROAMING CATS
Cars - Cars kill millions of cats each year in the United States and maim countless others, either from being hit or from crawling inside the hood of a car to get warm in the winter. Automobile accidents also occur as drivers attempt to avoid hitting a cat in the road.
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2 comments:

DaBabe said...

I hate it when idiots whine their cat got run over. It's too bad it wasn't them.

Bird Advocate said...

Yes'm, justice does not always prevail. Sometimes only the innocent are hurt, and in the case of feral and roaming cats they are innocent. It's the people who enable them who are to blame.