Facts About Cats
- Cats are an introduced non-native species that injure and kill millions
of birds and other wildlife each year in the United States and in other countries.
- Indoor cats are healthier pets that live longer lives than free-roaming pets.
That means lower vet bills for the owner!
- All cats not engaged in breeding programs should be spayed or neutered so as not to
contribute to the epidemic numbers of domestic cats.
- A cat's instinct to hunt is independent of hunger. Even well-fed cats
continue to hunt! The only way to curb this instinct is to confine cats indoors.
Feeding, declawing, the wearing of bells, fences, and neutering do not curb hunting!
- With a few exceptions, all birds in the United States are protected under the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act and not allowing cats to
kill or injure birds is an important part of obeying the law.
- The maintenance of feral cat colonies (commonly known as TTVNR) is a serious problem
that is strongly opposed by many reputable groups.