- Sep 19, 2006
- Glendale, CATifornia
A safety collar is ESSENTIAL for her survival and health, no matter what. Of course I strongly advocate for cats being indoors-only, for their health and survival and the peace of mind of their families.Hi - we moved 2 months ago and are having similar issues. Our cats were kept in for 10 days but really unhappy so we let them out. one cat is fine and potters around and comes back. The other cat pottered around for a bit and then found her way back to our old house (1 and 1/2 miles away) - we found her after 5 days and brought her 'home'. We then kept her in for another month thinking that would be enough. she again went outside and pottered around a bit but kept heading towards our old house so we went and got her twice. She was wearing a tracker. A couple of nights later we let her out again with her tracker on and she headed the same direction but this time further but was in some one's back garden and it was late at night so we left her. We watched her on the tracker the next day and I went to look for her but she'd moved and gone in to someone else's garden. Later on that evening we went and knocked on another door to look in their back garden and the tracker had fallen off with the quick release collar She then was missing for another 5 days. We went to our old neighbours house and called her from their garden. She appeared after 20 minutes. So twice now she had gone back to our old house.
We have kept her in for another week but she is wanting to go outside. She had a quick release collar on with the tracker. Should we use a non quick release collar?
There are modular pre-fab catio/cat enclosures that enable cats to be outdoors but still safe. You can find them on eBay, amazon, and by using your search engine for "cat enclousres" or "catios." And there are custom builds such as these: catioshowcase.com.