Indoor VS Outdoor Cats
Which Are Better Off?
- live longer than outdoor cats. According to the American Bird
Conservancy, the average lifespan of outdoor cats is only 2-5 years.
Indoor cats can live 17 years or more.
- require fewer trips to the veterinarian.
- don't bring fleas and other parasites into the home.
- don't bring unsanitary prey remains into the home.
- are around when you need them!
- are frequently killed by cars.
- are more likely to contract feline AIDS and feline leukemia
than indoor cats. They are also at higher risk for rabies.
- can produce unwanted offspring.
- are frequently absent from home.
- can be making the neighbors angry!
- are killing and injuring wildlife!
How will you feel if your roaming pet kills an endangered bird?
Who is responsible?
Remember, the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act makes it
unlawful to injure birds!
For more information about outdoor cats vs
indoor cats, contact the American Bird Conservancy's
"Cats, Indoors!" Program .