Problems with Letting Your Cat Roam

Statistics & Information

  • 200 cats are killed annually in traffic
  • Life expectancy of a cat allowed to roam is only three to four years
  • Confined cats can live beyond 14 years
  • Over 1,200 cats are picked up each year by animal control
  • Roaming cats may be a nuisance by urinating and defecating in sandboxes and gardens
  • Outdoor cats are susceptible to injury or death from other predatory animals
  • Outdoor cats are predators to wildlife such as birds

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