- May 31, 2023
I have an indoor/outdoor cat for over 3 years, I have had her ever since she was a kitten. She goes outside on her own whenever she wants and also relieves herself outside. She has also spent countless nights outside, sometimes even 2-3 nights straight, hunts daily (birds and rodents mostly), and becomes restless if not allowed to go outdoors. She mostly likes to come indoors for sleeping and can sleep for up to 12 hours when inside. Now the issue is, I have to be out of station for a week and there are no pet boarding services here. Would it be okay to leave her outdoors for a week? I am not really worried about her safety as there aren’t any wild animals outside and the weather will be fine too. She can hunt on her own and I will also ask my neighbors to feed her regularly. I am just afraid that what if she feels abandoned and never comes back? Is that likely to happen? Please help!