Re: Cats - indoor outdoor or both in cohousing
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 19:57:58 -0700 (PDT)
I moved in with an old cat who tried to push screens out of windows and jumped 
off a second balcony rather than be forced to live entirely indoors (We had the 
policy of no outdoor cats except we grandfathered in the original outdoor 
cats.)  I bought a special collar for my old guy (different from the one linked 
to but the same idea) and as far as I know it worked....except for baby rabbits.
Karen Carlson
Arboretum Cohousing
Madison, WI

From: Cohousing-L < [at]> 
on behalf of Linda Hobbet <coho [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:49 PM
To: cohousing-l [at] <cohousing-l [at]>
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Cats - indoor outdoor or both in cohousing

At Village Hearth, we are about to move in, our policy is that
indoor/outdoor cats belonging to original residents can be grandfathered
in, but after that, only indoor cats.

There are collars that are quite effective in protecting birds from
cats, Belled collars are not very useful
because cats learn to walk without ringing the bell. The collars protect
birds but not reptiles and small mammals.

Linda Hobbet

On 4/28/2020 8:11 PM, Muriel Kranowski wrote:
> Re the concern that such a policy might make sales more difficult, one of
> our original founding couples dropped out of the project because we didn't
> have a no-outdoor-cats policy at that time. The man was a passionate birder
> and was not willing to live where his neighbors' cats could be outside
> killing birds at any time.

coho [at]
706-202-7178 (mobile)<>
Durham, NC

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