Indoor cats are safe, secure and happy, if given the correct stimulation. Cats outside face the following dangers:
- Getting into a fight with another cat or dog. This could result in severe injuries, or even death.
- Poisoning from substances such as antifreeze, motor oil, motor fuel, rat poison, garden fertilisers, and more. This could result in serious illness and death.
- Injury from a person. Not everyone likes cats, they are vulnerable to being hit, kicked, stabbed, burned, or tortured in any other way. YES it does happen!
- Death or severe injury caused by a vehicle. Sadly cats don’t know the green cross code.
- Thieves. Cats can easily be stolen, especially pedigree or especially pretty cats.
- Diseases could be caught from other animals such as rats, mice, rabbits, birds, cats or dogs. Anything that bites your cat, or that your cat bites can spread infections and diseases.
- Fleas can be caught much more easily if an animal is let outside, worms also.
- Stress caused by changes in weather, other animals, people etc. Stress can cause behavioural problems.
Would you put your cat at risk?