16 REASONS WHY CATS SHOULD BE KEPT INDOORS
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
- Feline AIDS (FIV)
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
- Distemper, other respiratory diseases, and other diseases
- Parasites (roundworms, tapeworms, etc.) and fleas
- Being hit by a car and injured and killed
- Getting lost (only 2% of lost cats are returned to their owners)
- Ending up in a shelter (50-80% of cats in shelters are killed)
- Being attacked by a dog or coyote (coyotes are active in Dallas and Plano)
- Catching a disease from or being injured or killed in fights with other cats
- Getting caught in car engines trying to stay warm in the winter
- Being caught in traps and dumped by neighbors who don't like cats
- Being poisoned by sick individuals who don't like cats
- Being tortured by cruel humans, especially in religious and Satanic rituals
- Being caught or stolen and sold to labs for experiments
- Reproducing and contributing to the terrible overpopulation problem
THESE THINGS HAPPEN TO SOMEONE'S CAT EVERY DAY. DON'T LET IT BE YOURS!
Cats are domesticated house pets, not wild animals. They do not need to hunt; they don't need "fresh air." They are perfectly happy and much safer indoors. The average life expectancy for a cat that goes outdoors is 2 years; for a cat that stays indoors it is 16 years. And remember, even indoor cats need regular vaccinations and ID tags in case
they accidentally get out.
BE KIND TO YOUR CAT -- KEEP IT INDOORS!
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