Is someone a bad owner for letting their cat free Rome outside unsupervised?
- NamelessLv 710 months ago
Yes. When an owner put their pet at risk they are bad owners. I still don't get why people think its ok. Replace "cat" with any other pet and the answer is a resounding "duh" but with cats its debatable for some reason.
- OcimomLv 710 months ago
I would not call them a bad owner - but I would call them an irresponsible or uninformed owner that needs to know why they should keep the cat inside or if outside, cat should be supervised.
- 10 months ago
Nope my kitty who is 14 healthy as can be name is bell gets to go where she pleases whenever she feels like it and also likes to leave dead animals in front of the back door. Not irresponsible if your cats dumb than tahys a problem
- Anonymous10 months ago
Yes, someone is. That person should not have pets.
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- J CLv 710 months ago
Free roaming cats are subject to so many bad things - getting squashed by cars, eaten by a predator, mauled by dogs, fighting with other free roaming cats, poisoned, and hauled off to animal control when your neighbor gets sick and tired of your cat preying at their bird feeder and crapping in their flower beds. Cats do NOT need to free roam outdoors. They are domestic animals and not wild ones - they have been domesticated for over a thousand years. Mine are perfectly happy in their cat trees, windows, and so on. If you insist on letting your cat out, then build him a catico - many plans and pictures are available online. Indoor only cats live a happy 14 years or more (it is not "imprisoning" them) and free roaming cats live an average of 2-5 years. Yes, there are indoor cats that die early and outdoor cats that live a long time - but these are the averages. So responsible people keep their cats indoors, and responsible people do not let their cats become a nuisance to other neighbors. I love cats - but I am considering getting a trap. A neighborhood cat comes into my yard, tears out any garbage she can find, poops in my flower beds, and chases the birds that I attract with a bird feeder. Your right to a free roaming cat ends when that cat becomes a nuisance.
- SharonLv 610 months ago
definitely irresponsible. Outside cats are vulnerable to evil humans, cars, dogs, parasites, disease, animals such as foxes
- Old Man DirtLv 710 months ago
The word is "roam"!
As for cats, no one owns a cat. This is a legal precedence that goes back for a long time. In most parts of the world that is the legal status of cat ownership. The cat owns itself.
So there are no "bad" cat owners.
- 10 months ago
No.....but it's better to keep them inside. They can get hit by a car, hurt by other animals or people or even get lost or taken by someone.
- BlondeLv 710 months ago
It depends. I own a farm so my cat is allowed to go outside. City dwellers maybe not.
- M'aiq The liarLv 710 months ago
It's bad for the animals outside and hazardous to your cat's health but beneficial for their mental health so... you decide.