HI group, I have been reading some of these threads about letting your cat outside. I just wanted to make clear that you should be out there with them. Unless it is in a closed in area. A few of you have mentioned this, but I thought it should be said as plain as day. Don't do it at all please. For your cats sake, for your own, and for your neighbors too. I moved to a state that it seems to think it is ok to have their cats left outside all the time with out any restraints. They are fed and watered, but not let in the house. You can't have the best of both worlds here. Not only does it cause hardship on the cats, but on your neighbors. My brother lived next door to a situation like this. The neighbors were great people, but they didn't have any clue as to how to keep their cats safe. The cats were major pest, jumping up on cars and scratching paint jobs. Going up to the windows of my brothers home and teasing my brothers cat that he had inside. Grey started to pee around the house marking his own area. So these cats caused a lot of damage to be done to my brothers property. And all because the cats owners didnâ€™t want to let them in the house. But they wanted to have cats. Most of the time I was afraid I would drive off with one of them up on my engine block and hurt it. Poor things had fight marks all over them, because of the fights they got into with the other neighborhood cats. I just think all around it is not kind to do such things to your pet. Not to mention the breeding that goes on with these domesticated cats. I come from a state that doesnâ€™t let you have outdoor cats in town. Now it does happen that cats get out but for the most part you didnâ€™t have the problems I am facing with the state that I moved to. We did have barn cats, but that is out in the country, and is a little less hard on neighbors and cats alike. Though I still feel sorry for the cats being left outside. But I guess if they are use to itâ€¦ Just had to put my two cents in here.
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5/19/06 at 6:26am