Ten Reasons to Keep Your Cats Indoors
- You will never have to retrieve your cat from the local animal shelter
- It will be much more difficult for someone to steal your cat.
- Crotchety neighbors will like your cat (and you) better.
- Birds will like your cat better.
- When it is ten o'clock at night, you will always know where your cat is.
- There is less chance of your cat getting caught in a steel leg-hold trap.
- It is unlikely that your cat will contact diseases such as the Feline Leukemia Virus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, and other contagious diseases spread by infected, free-roaming cats.
- Your cat is not likely to be hit by a car while crossing the living room.
- Your cat is far less likely to contract fleas, fungus, or other parasites while napping on the sofa.
- The average life span of indoor cats is twelve to fifteen years, while that of outdoor cats is about five years.
City of Bloomington
Last updated: September 13, 2009