Keeping cats safe in
the summer time
– are in every neighborhood and prey on cats all times of the day but probably
mostly at night. Coyotes have their pups in late spring and by early summer
they are learning to hunt. So some cats
are killed just to teach the pups how to hunt but not for food, which may
account for the more frequent calls to our hotline about missing cats.
to keep them indoors and use toys and play times to stimulate them and open
windows to bird-watch.
– particularly in summer when there is more traffic
out when guests come – if possible, keep them in a room with their food, water
and litter box while there is a lot of activity, noise or opportunity for them
stuck in sheds and garages – when summer people leave cats may get stuck in
spaces that are being closed up
scared by construction noises – work men, landscapers, etc. – that can cause
them to run off
– kitties that go outdoors need good flea protection – consult your vet or pet
store that sells the brands that are most effective.