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DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CAT IS?

(YOU DO IF YOUR CAT IS KEPT INDOORS ALL THE TIME)

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING HAZARDS TO OUTDOOR CATS:

Outdoor cats get injured by fighting with other cats, dogs or wildlife. They will require more medical care than indoor cats for abscesses, bite wounds or torn ears.
Outdoor cats often get hit by cars.
Outdoor cats can get caught and seriously injured in the fan belt of a car as they try to find warm spots in the cold weather.
Outdoor cats can be poisoned, either accidentally or intentionally by malicious people.
Outdoor cats are exposed to serious diseases such as infectious feline anemia, upper respiratory disease or rabies.
Outdoor cats often get fleas, ticks or worms, all of which can threaten their health.
Outdoor cats can be used as live bait to train dogs for fighting.
Outdoor cats are simply not as protected as indoor cats. Be responsible. Keep your cat indoors.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE YOUR INDOOR CAT HAPPY?

Encourage cats to exercise by providing toys, a scratching post and a climbing tree.  Provide a screened window or door for fresh air.  Understand that cats really do want to be home with you, warm and cozy!  Keep a tag on your cats at all times, just in case they accidentally get out.

(Quoted from the Humane Society of Santa Clara Valley.)