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i live near a busy road

Discussion in 'Cat Training and Behaviour' started by clownfrog, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. clownfrog

    clownfrog PetForums Newbie

    Nov 25, 2020
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    hi, i live on a fast road and I'm worried about it for when I get my cat.

    dose anyone have any tips about keeping cats away from the road??

    thank you
  2. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

    Mar 5, 2014
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    I wouldn’t get a cat if I lived on or near a busy road, unless I could be certain to keep it indoors.

    It’s a bit like a feline death sentence because there’s no way to ‘train’ a cat not to go somewhere.
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  3. MilleD

    MilleD PetForums VIP

    Feb 15, 2016
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    Cat proof your garden if you can, or keep it inside. A busy road is no place to let a cat - you only have to look at the amount of threads where people are devastated because they have lost cats to the road to tell you that.
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  4. Tiggers

    Tiggers PetForums Senior

    May 27, 2014
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    We have a rescue cat who is totally content to be a housecat. There is an extremely busy road at the end of our street and letting out a cat in light of this is not an option. Jimmy is a very happy and playful cat and does not seem to lack anything from not going outside.
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  5. chillminx

    chillminx PetForums VIP

    Nov 22, 2010
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    I agree with Linda Weasel and MilleD. Don't get a cat if you can't guarantee to keep him safe away from the road.

    Cats love crossing roads to see what is the other side. You cannot stop them unless you cat proof your garden with special fencing, or build a wood and mesh cat enclosure attached to your house, which the cat accesses through a cat flap on the back door. Some people prefer to keep their cats indoors 24/7.
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  6. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    I wouldn’t risk it - I’d cat proof the garden as a good compromise.
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  7. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

    May 31, 2010
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    Either don't have a cat or be prepared to keep it as an indoor cat or build run /cat proof your garden.
    There is no way a cat should be exposed to the dangers of any road far less a busy one ,infact I would go further and say cats should not be allowed to free roam .
    A busy road is only one of the dangers for a free roaming cat the outside world just isn't safe for any animal.
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