Re: Cats - indoor outdoor or both in cohousing
From: KAREN A CARLSON (kcarlson2wisc.edu)
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

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From: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l-bounces+kcarlson2=wisc.edu [at] cohousing.org> 
on behalf of Linda Hobbet <coho [at] lindahobbet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 7:49 PM
To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org>
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, https://www.birdsbesafe.com/. 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.

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coho [at] lindahobbet.com
706-202-7178 (mobile)
www.VillageHearthCohousing.com<http://www.VillageHearthCohousing.com>
Durham, NC

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