Cat enclosures are becoming wildly popular as people recognise how unsafe cats are roaming around.
Why Are Cats Unsafe?
When you consider the dangers that exist outside, you might wonder why we allow cats to roam around doing whatever they please, while dogs are required to be kept securely behind fencing. Consider the laws that exist – they’re set up to ensure human safety, not animal. Most dogs can potentially be a threat to humans, while cats are typically not. This is the only reason we have the laws that we do, it has nothing to do with the safety of our animals.
Cats have to deal with a range of threats – humans, roads and cars, native animals, local councils and pounds, getting injured, becoming lost. Why subject your beloved kitty to all of that and stress yourself out?
With the flexibility of setting up an enclosure anywhere in your backyard with the ability to link to an easily accessible window of your house, there’s no reason to risk your cat roaming anywhere and everywhere outside. Enclosures can be decked out with incredible climbing infrastructure and sleeping pods! Anything from large tree branches, to various wall shelves for cats to jump around on, to outdoor cat stands.
Enclosures can be set up in all kinds of ways – full backyard enclosures, side enclosures that join to the side of your house, to enclosures involving patios and verandas. The companies who install these enclosures are essentially customising every time, so there’ll always be a perfect fit.
I’ve even set one up for my two kitties while in a rental property – fully approved! The secured fittings leave barely any trace that can’t be puttied up and painted with a dob of paint.
- Happy Cat Enclosures - QLD based, but they build up order and travel around Australia doing installations!
- CatMax – Agents throughout Australia.
Yup, you heard me. Walking your cat like you walk a dog on a lead. It isn’t as bizarre as you may initially think and is becoming more and more common. Cats need exercise and like to explore, so why not join them for 30 minutes a day?
As originally mentioned, people are becoming very aware of just how dangerous our world is for our beloved furbabies. The world we’ve created isn’t overly safe for them, and that isn’t fair. If you can implement a safe enclosed area and spend a small amount of time each day giving them a walk, in exchange for a happy, stimulated, safe cat, why wouldn’t you?