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Ten Reasons to Keep Your Cats Indoors

  1. You will never have to retrieve your cat from the local animal shelter
  2. It will be much more difficult for someone to steal your cat.
  3. Crotchety neighbors will like your cat (and you) better.
  4. Birds will like your cat better.
  5. When it is ten o'clock at night, you will always know where your cat is.
  6. There is less chance of your cat getting caught in a steel leg-hold trap.
  7. 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.
  8. Your cat is not likely to be hit by a car while crossing the living room.
  9. Your cat is far less likely to contract fleas, fungus, or other parasites while napping on the sofa.
  10. 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



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