Is it OK to bring an outside cat inside?

Table of contents:

  1. Is it OK to bring an outside cat inside?
  2. Can stray cats become indoor cats?
  3. Should I bring my cat inside?
  4. What do you do when a stray cat comes inside?
  5. Will my cat run away if I move?
  6. How long do you need to keep a cat indoors after rehoming?

Is it OK to bring an outside cat inside?

Even cats who've been outside all their lives learn to enjoy the comfort and security of home life. A cozy hideway safely off the ground can help. ... Cats can live a happy and healthy life indoors with their families. Allowing your cats to roam outdoors can significantly shorten their lives.

Can stray cats become indoor cats?

Yes, that stray cat or alley cat can become your beloved house cat, but there are some caveats you should consider. ... Feral cats are wild and not used to people or domesticated. Stray cats and some alley cats have often had socialization and may have even been neutered and received health care.

Should I bring my cat inside?

Yes, there are many benefits to keeping your cat safe at home (contained within your property boundaries). ... Contained cats do not have to live totally indoors – access to an outdoor escape-proof enclosure is highly recommended as this greatly increases the opportunity for activity and stimulation for contained cats.

What do you do when a stray cat comes inside?

If you feel safe, approach the cat slowly and speak in a soft voice. Hold out your hand and call it softly. Offer a can of tuna or cat food, a bowl of water and shelter, if possible.

Will my cat run away if I move?

Cats are very territorial and may be reluctant to accept a new environment as their home. If a previous home is nearby, cats may wander back and try to take up residence with the new people! If the move is further away, they may attempt to return home and get lost along the way.

How long do you need to keep a cat indoors after rehoming?

two weeks