This letter to the editor, published in the Salt Lake Tribune, offers a great summary of reasons why cats should not be allowed to roam freely. The author is a veterinarian.
Ollie the cat was one of the lucky ones. He was found in Takapuna, Auckland after disappearing five months earlier from Botany. Somehow, this one-year-old cat had made it across the Waitemata Harbour, travelling about 30km from his home.
Paddles, the famous “First Cat of New Zealand,” was killed by a car yesterday in Auckland. Paddles was a polydactyl from the SPCA, and she become a worldwide sensation on Twitter when her mum, Jacinda Ardern, became the country’s Prime Minister last month.
We hate having to repost stories like this, but if you let your cat roam, you need to be aware that there are some very vicious people out there.
Horrible, but this is what can happen to a roaming cat. Please consider keeping your cat safely contained on your own property. Two cats shot in northwest Auckland An Auckland woman is “terrified” to let her cats outside after one was shot in the leg – causing its limb to be amputated. Lee Attwell’s five-month-old
214 cats, and a few thousand cat lovers filling a slightly chilly gymnasium at the YMCA in Christchurch. That was the 2017 National Cat Show and it was a triumph of organisation by the host Canterbury All Breeds Cat Club. We were pleased to be on hand, showing the Oscillot cat fence.
This is a very clever cat. Unfortunately, most cats don’t wait at a road crossing until the traffic stops. To keep you cat safe, you need an Oscillot cat fence system. 8 September 2016
The current edition of the news magazine New Zealand Listener has a cover story about the impact of free-roaming domestic cats on native birds. The article also refers to the dangers that roaming cats face: Victoria University research by Wayne Linklater and colleagues surveyed 172 vets in 2015 about the reasons animals were brought in