ABC's Cats Indoors program supports simple solutions to keep pet cats and wild birds safe. Check out catio designs and other solutions below to see which is the best fit for you and your cat!


Join our Happy Cats, Healthy Birds campaign by pledging to keep your cats safe today — and help us reach our 3,000-signature goal by August 31, 2018.


CATIO OPTIONS AND OTHER OUTDOOR ENCLOSURES

catio spaces come in many sizes
Want the best of outdoor access while keeping your cat safe at home? Outdoor enclosures – like a catio – can give your cat the chance to move around freely outside within a sheltered and safe space. Whether you and your cat prefer a perch, a patio, or the entire backyard, enclosures can be modified to suit all situations.


HARNESSES/STROLLERS/BACKPACKS
Many strategies exist to safely enjoy the outdoors with your cat, including comfortable restraints that keep you and your pet connected. These options are an excellent choice for joint adventures around town or exploring the neighborhood.


INDOOR ENRICHMENT


A fun and stimulating environment is critical for your cat's mental and physical health. Consider the options below to brighten your cat's day, engage its senses, and give it some exercise.


ANTI-PREDATION DEVICES


The best way to protect cats and birds is to keep cats safely contained. However, if you are in the process of transitioning your outdoor cat to an indoor cat or just want to add an extra layer of wildlife protection while your cat is in the backyard enclosure, several devices can help reduce (but not eliminate) cat predation. Review the latest science here.


CATS INDOORS PLEDGE


Owned, free-roaming cats kill over 700 million birds in the U.S. each year. You can help reduce that number by keeping your pet cat safely indoors, on a leash, or within an outdoor enclosure. Get started by taking ABC's Cat's Indoors Pledge today.

 


GET INVOLVED


Containing cats is an easy way to provide cats with healthy, safe lives while reducing needless bird and other wildlife deaths. If you've already taken our Cats Indoor Pledge, here are five more ways you can help:


Photo credits, top to bottom: Sacred Wings/Flickr; PERO studio,Shutterstock; Elya Vatel, Shutterstock; Birdsbesafe.