Indoor or outdoor cat?

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Indoor or outdoor cat?

Anne Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
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Indoor cat
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36  (62%)
Outdoor cat
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8  (14%)
I don't have a cat
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14  (24%)
Total votes: 58
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01/31/2013
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I keep mine inside for the very same reasons. I live on a corner, so there's a road going BOTH ways. I'm very scared to go for a walk, the cat get hit by a car, me come home to seeing him or her on the road dead. That would hurt so much. I love my babies way to much to let them get killed in such a manner.
01/31/2013
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
i dont have a cat but when i was younger we had alot of cats and the would roam in a out but we had a lot of land for them
01/31/2013
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
Mine was strictly an indoor, but he wanted to go outside so bad, so I let him. He loves the outdoors.
01/31/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I live in a large city, so cats are indoors. People can be mean animals, too.
01/31/2013
fizzygato fizzygato
The cats used to be indoor/outdoor but since we moved to where we are now they just live indoors. I think they miss the outdoors badly
01/31/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
If I had a cat I rather it stay indoors.
02/01/2013
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
Indoor
02/01/2013
Love Lula Love Lula
Two of our cats or indoor/outdoor cats while the other is strictly an indoor cat.
02/01/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
i'd have an indoor cat if i could.
i don't want my baby to get eaten by a coyote, so.
02/01/2013
butts butts
My cat is indoor/outdoor, my cat is pretty safe when it comes to roads, I've literally seen her look BOTH WAYS BEFORE SHE CROSSES! She's a smart cat, I trust her to be safe outside. She grew up on a farm and I don't have the heart to keep her cooped up inside anyways, she loves the outdoors. For the 2 months I had to keep her inside during a moving period, she gained a lot of weight haha
02/01/2013
The Vixen The Vixen
I love my babies too much to let them outdoors.
02/01/2013
Katelyn Katelyn
I have an indoor cat, there is a road right outside my house and it is a very busy town. However, at my old house she went outside all the time- she got spoiled. Now she meows to go out all the time!
02/01/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
I would be afraid of an outdoor cat running away.
02/01/2013
amenti amenti
Indoor cats can live a decade longer then outdoor cats or cats that do both.
02/01/2013
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
Mine are indoor only
02/01/2013
K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
Mine are indoor the majority of the time, but I do not take away their much appreciated outdoor time. They love going out, so I'll let them anytime they go to the door, but they come in & stay and don't go out at night, thank God. I wouldn't want them being outdoor cats because we have coyotes & because the same worries you mentioned. It's scary being a fur-mother! I worried myself sick tonight because I had a friend stay until 1AM & I could not find my cat once she left, so after searching the whole house TWICE, I thought Fuzz had gottel let out when my friend left my house. I was hollering for her like crazy, out on the porch in pajamas at 1AM & did not find her, so I had to go back in & went to open my bedroom window so she could get in and I started hollering for her out the window & heard a thump, looked behind me & here come Fuzz all half-opened eyes where she'd been hiding somewhere (I have NO clue where since I searched my buns off!). I could not believe that crazy thing.

So I worry even with it being a pretty safe area for my kitties to roam. I could NOT handle them being stuck outdoors all the time, especially at night. I could not take away their outdoor fun completely though, just for my own comfort. My cats would flip if I never let them out. Outdoors is their passion. They love it & I just couldn't keep them from their fun adventures & sun bathing. Fuzz loves to lay in the yard in the sun.
02/01/2013
GONE! GONE!
I've only ever had indoor cats because I live in s suburban area with lots of cars.
02/01/2013
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I have one indoor/outdoor cat and the rest are strictly indoor cats. All of the indoor cats are afraid of going outside and will claw me if I take them near the door. The indoor/outdoor cat likes to be outside at night to roam. I don't really mind except when it's cold out.
02/01/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I don't have a cat but if I did, he/she would be an indoor cat.
02/01/2013
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
We have an indoor cat. The area we live is so busy and it would be scary for our cat to be outdoors.
02/01/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I have indoor cats who have outdoor privileges! They only go out for short periods of time with me to garden or get the mail and usually come right back in with me. I monitor them the whole time & they follow me around like dogs. I don't let them stay out at night because of possible predators, but their favorite thing is to go watch the deer eat in my yard @ dusk & then come running inside to get their own food. They are so infatuated with the deer!

I acquired three of my girls as outdoor strays & even though I tried to keep them inside, they were destroying my rental house in frustration, trying to bust out. I tried to compromise by buying an animal stroller & taking them on walks. Eventually, I let one come into the garden with me & she just followed me around, ate some bugs & followed me back inside! I couldn't believe it when the others did the same! They just hang out in my or my neighbor's yard. I think having lived outside & finding my house because of the bird feeders, they knew where they were & were content to stay, (maybe for the good eats I provide?). They're also extremely bonded to me & follow me everywhere like little ducklings!

Now that I live in my own house with lots of land in a very low traffic area, I decided to let the 2 previously indoor only cats see if they wanted to go out. I went through this long, slow intro to the outdoors thing, so they wouldn't be scared or get lost. Turns out there was no problem. They go outside the door, lay down & roll around and sleep in the sun. They're so cocky when they come in, it's really boosted their self confidence! But they still spend most of their time indoors.

When I grew up, our cats went outside, too, but eventually we kept all our cats indoors. I prefer that just from a welfare standpoint. However, I understand that there are some cats & some circumstances that are different & try not to judge others or myself for letting cats enjoy nature. If I could afford it, I'd have my entire backyard fenced in with special cat proof fencing.
02/01/2013
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
Indoor cat
02/01/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
I live out in the boonies so I can let my cat be indoor/outdoor. I love him but it's quality of life over my happiness. Plus litter boxes stink!
02/01/2013
Vanille Vanille
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
All cats I've owned were indoor cats. I also feared them getting hit or attacked, or never returning in general.
02/01/2013
ImportPerv ImportPerv
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
Indoor, morbidly obese cat.
02/01/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
My roommate's cat is an outdoor cat. My partner is allergic to cats and neither of us are big cat people.
02/01/2013
aluminummm aluminummm
My baby is an outdoor cat. There was nothing I could do to make him otherwise and it killed me to see him stuck inside. Now he's more of a 60/40 outdoor/indoor cat.
02/01/2013
falalena falalena
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
I have an indoor cat because I'm afraid of it possibly getting hit by a car or attacked by a mean animal. What are your reasons for letting your cat out or staying inside?
i work in a veterinary hospital, so my list of reasons to keep a cat indoors and youre stupid if you let them outside unsupervised is endless.
02/01/2013
hjtee hjtee
Indoor cat because there is too much wildlife where I live.
02/01/2013
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