SHOULD I LET MY CAT OUT?
I can totally understand the fear of letting a cat outside in an un-secure garden, or directly onto the street from your front door, especially when the cat may be of a particular breed who are:
A: Not used to going out
B: Not used to busy roads, traffic or defending off other cats and
C: An expensive breed and the fear is it will be stolen.
But the question is, if you are lucky enough to have a garden or outside patio in London, is it fair on your cat not to do all you can to make sure it gets to enjoy some outside life?
IF YOUR CAT SHOWS SIGNS THAT IT WOULD LIKE TO EXPLORE OUTSIDE…
then consider securing your garden like you would if you wanted an aviary. It’s quite simple and can easily be done using wire mesh, garden poles and some advice from a landscape gardener or handy man friend! get some ideas from sites like this
There’s plenty of other sites too. Google under cat runs/cat enclosures/garden aviaries etc and see how easy it is to give your cat some respite from an entire in-door life.
One company that has come up with a rather unique idea is based in the Uk and is called Katzecure. They have invented a simple wooden roller which fixes to any garden fence. The roller does not allow the cat to get a stable footing on it and therefore keeps the cat safe in the garden. Their designs blend well into a garden landscape and I personally think the idea is brilliant if you can afford them!
If your cat is going to be an in-door cat for it’s whole life YOU have a duty to make their home rich with stimulation and provide for their needs as well as your own!
After all, they are not alive just to please us!