|Keeping Cats from Killing Birds||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Evdavwes (Evdavwesaol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 18:47:46 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello, Cohousing members, At Westwood cohousing (_www.westwoodcohousing.com_ (http://www.westwoodcohousing.com) ) we are considering requiring all outdoor cats (or at least those who are known to be successful hunters of birds) to wear some device that stops them from killing birds, such as the catbib (_http://www.catgoods.com/csprodinfo.html_ (http://www.catgoods.com/csprodinfo.html) ). Alternatively, we might require all future cats in the community to be indoor cats. The point of these proposals is to reduce the effect of cats on the wildlife population, especially birds. See for further information the Audubon Society's Cats Indoors program (_http://www.audubon.org/bird/cat/_ (http://www.audubon.org/bird/cat/) ). We hear that collars with bells are not very effective at preventing avian carnage. Do any other communities have policies that address these issues? Does anyone have experience with the catbib or other products that could make an outdoor cat a less effective hunter? I have just put a bib on Gertie, one of our two cats. She is a bit perturbed as yet, to say the least. She is not a successful hunter anymore. This is just a trial run. Best to you all, David %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% David Clements, Evan Richardson, Wesley Clements, Lila Richardson 43 Vermont Court, #G24 Asheville, NC 28806 828-285-0601
- Keeping Cats from Killing Birds Evdavwes, October 26 2005
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