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By catlady5569 - / Thursday 27 August 2009 08:13 / United States
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By  mzmarlasinger  |  7

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  XxKate1294xX  |  7

My cat was outdoors when we got him, and he will literally go INSANE if we keep him inside. Some cats just belong outside more than inside. On a side note, my cat actually has learned to look both ways before crossing the street....who kjnows how, but it's pretty funny to watch. The cats that get run over....aren't the cats meant to be outdoor cats.

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  genius_man16  |  7

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  Puolukka  |  7

Agreed. In Germany shelters won't even let you adopt a cat if you're not going to let it outside. All cats you see around here always look before they cross the streets. The only animals you see run over on the street around here are hedgehogs, rats or squirrels. I don't understand why so many people think it's crazy to let a cat outside...here it's perfectly normal...but then again in our country it's also illegal to declaw a cat...and I think that's a good thing.

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  weinerdog  |  7

Maybe because it seems presumptuous to think that someone's cat should just be free to roam around other people's property. I don't allow my pets(dogs) to run around in my neighbor's yards, and I expect the same courtesy from them.

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  jackyboi  |  7

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  aniwye  |  7

Try thinking of the consequences on the environment next time you consider letting your cat outside. If it goes insane, its obviously a feral cat to begin with, but that doesn't mean it's okay. They're domesticated and wreak complete havoc on local wildlife populations, especially birds. I hate idiots who let their cats outside... be a responsible pet owner, folks.

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  MyDrunk3  |  7

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  Zomlette  |  7

Some cats don't like the outdoors. I used to let mine go outside every day but he didn't like it. ...although, he'll walk around outside if I put him on a harness and lead and walk with him. It depends entirely on the cat. My grandma's cat spends most of his time outdoors, but my aunt's cat is afraid of it. What's cruel is to make them do something they don't want to do.

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  americayay  |  7

I think that was a bit harsh number 1, but yes, the cat probably would've been safer inside if you don't live on a lot of land. However, I hugged my kitty when I read this because it was sad. By the way, OP, I had a housefire and every one of my pets died because they were inside where it was "safer". There are some things you just can't control.

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  xxXChiiXxx  |  7

That's stupid. My cat loves to be outside, and she's never gotten hurt or anything. We would let her outside all day and she knew when to come inside. But she can't go outside anymore because the neighborhood we live in now has dogs. :P Either way, nobody deserves this. (on a side note: YDI= 666 o__O) LOL

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  xxXChiiXxx  |  7

That's stupid. My cat loves to be outside, and she's never gotten hurt or anything. We would let her outside all day and she knew when to come inside. But she can't go outside anymore because the neighborhood we live in now has dogs. :P Either way, nobody deserves this. (on a side note: YDI= 666 o__O) LOL

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  eastmanwolf  |  7

It really depends on where you live. If you live out in the country or on a lot of your own land, it's okay to let your cats out as long as you bring them in at night so they don't fight with the wildlife. I work in cat rescue and since we're in the suburbs, we highly encourage all of our adopters to keep the cats inside because there's just too much danger out here.

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  letitbe56  |  7

Forcing your cat to be an indoor cat is actually pretty cruel. How would you like to be kept inside for the duration of your life? I can see why if you live in an urban or densely-populated suburban area, it might be dangerous for your cat to be an outdoor cat, but otherwise, letting your cat be an outdoor cat will actually help prevent health problems like obesity, and you'll just generally have a happier cat. It does NOT mean your cat is not domesticated if it doesn't like being cooped up. It's natural. Nevertheless, if the OP only recently acquired the cat, she shouldn't have been letting it out of the house without supervision. You have to spend time with your cat outside until it gets used to its surroundings.

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  filtration  |  7

I think all of you need to realize that a cats brain is about as big as a bird scrotum, so that fact alone is enough to make their lives suck regardless if they go outside or not.

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  som_fml  |  7

In germany, the cat's got nothing to worry about thanks to deforestation! On the western side of the world, cats get killed regularly by coyotes and other such creatures that still exist here. It would be stupid to let any old cat stay outside and still expect it to live longer than a year.

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  Cinnabar  |  7

IMO, some cats do fine left outdoors, and some don't... but the problem is, you don't know which one your cat is until they turn up dead. It's better to keep your cat indoors, they're safer that way and if you're a good pet owner and keep their lives interesting, they'll never miss anything.

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  kims0706  |  7

Guys, if you think that cats are domesticated just because they go outside, it's sorta like saying all dogs that go outside should be considered wolves, and all humans that go outside are really just apes (I don't mean to offend anyone's religion, we're just biologically close to them so I picked them as the animal substitute). And besides, what's so feral about a cat that wants to do more than sleep and eat all day? Especially when their owners are at work or something. :/ and I understand with the human comparison, you might not feel it's the same, but then what about this one: A parent that lets their kid go outside :)

By  mzmarlasinger  |  7

it's not just that the cat could get hit... wandering cats piss/shit in other peoples' yards, kill local wildlife, breed like bunnies [if not spayed], and do a lot of other annoying shit that people who CHOOSE NOT TO OWN CATS shouldn't have to deal with just because you're too irresponsible to keep your cat inside. take it out on a leash if it wants to be outside so much.

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