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    I used to let cats be outside during we were at work only and had very unfortunate consequence out of our behaviour. One of our cats died (3 years ago) and recently another one returned injured. We are keeping our inside from now on and thinking of installing a cat enclosure soon. I love my cat equally...
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    Why I don't like cats out at night.

    1. they crap in my yard.

    2. they wake me up having fights outside my window. And sleep deprived people have more accidents than people who get a full night sleep - so letting cats roam is dangerous.

    3. they kill native wildlife indiscriminantly. Would be ok if they made a tiny dent in the feral rodent population but instead I've got lots of mice and a few rats and no lizards or geckos thanks to neighbour's cat.

    4. they can cause car accidents by running in front of them.

    5. they attack dogs even though it's the cat who is trespassing. And that can lead to expensive vet bills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Because it may cause injury to someone by attacking them.

    When was the last time you heard of someone needing surgery because they were mauled by a cat.

    Keep the argument sensible with relevant comparisons.
    It was a relevant comparison.

    Dogs are kept inside a yard for their safety and for the safety of the community.

    Cats should also be contained to their yards for their safety and the safety of the community.

    When I say 'safety of the community' I am not referring to aggressive dogs and cats only, I am also referring to the fact that mv accidents occur when people swerve to miss roaming animals and dogs and cats feaces spread parasites and viruses.

    Cats also kill native wildlife.

    My cat is allowed out when she choose, night or day, but that is only becuase she can not climb fences. As she ages, she chooses to saty inside almost 24/7, particularly in Winter. In fact, yesterday, even thoughh it was a gorgeously warm day and I was at home, she chose to stay inside all day... but I am a little worried about her at the moment, she seems a little off colour.
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    I have grown up with cats that roamed, and cats that were contained. The difference in their life expectancy, and their health, is very noticeable.

    My old girl, Molly, is now 15. She has been a 'contained' cat since she was around 2 years of age.

    She has never had an abcess, caught her tail in a fence, been run over, attacked by another cat or kicked, poisoned or trapped by a cat hating neighbour!
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    Cats do a lot of damage to the wildlife at night.
    As this is when the birds and others are sleeping in branches.
    And no matter how many bells you place on their colar they work out real quick just how to stop them from making a noise.
    Just by slowing down their climb stops noise that would other wise alert the bird, which would then fly off.
    So Our cat has been kept inside since we have had her. But I know that she is still getting the gekko here and there as much as we try to stop that from happening.
    Honestly I think there will be a time when the only time you can have a cat is if you can prove to the council that you have a full enclosoure so they can't ever get out.
    I for one will agree to this.

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    I have one cat inside at night and the other is out as he totally refuses to housetrain..yes desexed.
    I had him inside for 2 weeks with an injured leg and it was hell. He studiously avoided the kitty litter to the extent that I heard him scrabbling at the carpet and he was put outside. I had to bandage it as waterproofly as I could because of course, it was the most rain for months.

    I also believe cats should be contained at night, even on my 500acre farm but not this bloody cat. He though is the sookiest cuddler.

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    It is so funny how this has gone from a play in a water bowl to a cat that should be locked away at nights.
    I for one, vote that cat should be locked away at all times.
    Why is there a discrimination that your dogs have to be locked away while your cat can jump the fence and stick it's tail in the air and do as it likes.
    Should be the same for both.
    if you doubt this look at it like this.
    You are going out and you have got a proper fence in place. You have your dog behind this fence. Then you place the cat in the behind this same fence.
    Go out and come back an hour or two later.
    I bet the dog will still be behind the fence but the cat will be else where but not behind the fence.

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    Di Dee

    I think I'd put sooky cat in a crate at night. One that you could hose out in the morning, and I'd cover up the holes with something to catch the mess.

    I had a house mate who had a cat like this. He'd come home after the most massive fights so we'd try to keep him inside - but he'd get explosive diarrhea - ew. But I didn't know about crates back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    It is so funny how this has gone from a play in a water bowl to a cat that should be locked away at nights.
    I for one, vote that cat should be locked away at all times.
    Why is there a discrimination that your dogs have to be locked away while your cat can jump the fence and stick it's tail in the air and do as it likes.
    Should be the same for both.
    if you doubt this look at it like this.
    You are going out and you have got a proper fence in place. You have your dog behind this fence. Then you place the cat in the behind this same fence.
    Go out and come back an hour or two later.
    I bet the dog will still be behind the fence but the cat will be else where but not behind the fence.
    sorry

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