How Can You Keep Your Outdoor Cat Safe? Woman Was Shocked To See Her Cat Covered In Paint
November 29, 2018 19:18 By Mambee
There are many reasons why some animal lovers would choose to have an outdoor cat. The main danger of this, according to WebMD Pets, is that they are more exposed to infectious diseases and other dangers, such as being cruelly treated, which was what happened to one lovely feline named Miss Clevelle.
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Covering a pet with paint or dye is actually more common than most people realize. For instance, two years ago, two kittens named Smurf and Shrek had to be rescued from their owner who colored the animals using permanent markers. We have to appreciate the kind people who saw that these cats were in trouble and then called for help. You can also do that, too, if you see an animal being treated badly. More info on how to report animal abuse can be found here.
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Miss Clevelle's attack
A woman named Heather Frohreich and her family came home from church one day to see that their daughter's cat, Miss Clevelle, had been soaked in green paint. Speaking to Kobi5, Heather said they were all stunned at seeing the feline walking down the street covered in wet paint.
At first, they thought she had fallen into something but when they saw how soaked she was and how the paint did not touch her belly, but all down her back, Heather suspected that this terrible act was done by someone.
Heather said they had to end up shaving off most of Miss Clevelle's fur to get rid of the paint. The family, however, believe the paint wasn't toxic as the cat was fine otherwise. This does not mean there were not very upset.
It’s not right. It’s not how you treat animals and it’s not how you treat people.
How to keep your outdoor cat safe
According to WorldsBestCatLitter, there are a few things you can do to keep your cat safe when they are outside.
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- Provide an enclosed outdoor space: If you're worried about your cat being abused in the neighborhood, you can create what is known as a 'catio' for your dear pet. It is an enclosed outdoor space and your cat gets to be 'outside' while also being safe from danger and abuse.
- Watch the traffic: Apart from ensuring your neighborhood is safe for your outdoor cat, you should also consider traffic safety. Check the risks of speeding vehicles to ensure your cat won't be in danger.
- Take an outdoor stroll: If your cat needs to spend some time outside, you don't have to leave them on their own, especially if you're concerned about her safety. Take walks together. It will do you both some good.
- Give him a curfew: Nighttime is the most dangerous time for outdoor cats, as there are more predators like owls and coyotes out there. Ensure you get the cat back inside before it gets dark.
- Provide a safe collar: Make sure your cat has a tag that has your name and contact information just in case they gets lost.
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Your cat does not have to be indoors all the time, bBut to ensure their safety, they should be supervised or controlled when they are outdoors, especially in neighborhoods that are not very safe.