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Do cat barriers on fencing work please?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by Jenf, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. Jenf

    Jenf PetForums Newbie

    Oct 21, 2012
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    Hi All
    I am new to this forum and was hoping for some advice on whether to invest in cat barriers for my garden.
    My beloved cat, Badger, was killed on a road last week which deeply upset myself and our children. Now we desperately don't want to lose his brother, Benson, the same way. He is only 1 and enjoys the outdoors but is no roamer or hunter....he is much more homely and in fact such a baby that he still suckles my hair!!
    I do struggle with the idea of keeping him in forever as believe his quality of life would be decreased. My kids are also young and I don't want to be screaming at them to close the door every time they go into the garden. Finally there is a local unneutered Tom that bullies him so a barrier might also help with him.
    So I looked into installing cat barriers around my garden and am awaiting a quote from Protectapets who sound really good.
    My question is, would this work or would Ben always find ways out?
    I would love to hear any of your experiences either way.
    Thanks so much
  2. MoggyBaby

    MoggyBaby PetForums VIP

    Mar 8, 2011
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  3. Treaclesmum

    Treaclesmum PetForums VIP

    Sep 26, 2011
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    Hi Jen, so sorry for your loss, I am in exactly the same position as you having lost my Treacle just after his 1st birthday :(

    I'm looking at ways to protect my others too. I've not heard of Protectapets, can you post a link to them please? :)
  4. Paddypaws

    Paddypaws PetForums VIP

    May 4, 2010
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    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear cat, it is a horrible thing to have to deal with.
    I am not familiar with the system you mention, but have had a simple DIY system of angled brackets and netting in my garden for over a year and no-one has escaped yet. I think it provides a happy compromise between complete freedom and house enclosure.
  5. Amin

    Amin PetForums VIP

    Jul 31, 2009
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    I think any garden could be cat proofed, Its a question of planning it right and having the money to build it, or pay more for someone to do it for you. This is the only solution I could come up with.

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