Cats Safe at Home


Keeping Cats Safe at Home

Cat with ToyCats that live indoors are healthier, live longer lives, require less expensive veterinary care, and avoid the many risks associated with roaming outdoors.  Cats that roam outdoors risk being hit by cars, stolen, or injured by other animals.  In addition, it is in a cat’s nature to hunt, and many birds are killed each year by free-roaming cats. 

We require our adopters to keep their cats indoors per our adoption contract.

For more information about keeping your pet cat indoors or to learn about transitioning your outdoor cat to an indoor cat, check out the following resources:

The shelter also offers resources for residents experiencing difficulties with free-roaming cats on their property.

For more questions about Fairfax County’s policies on cats, contact the shelter at 703-830-1100 or email FCPDPetResources@fairfaxcounty.gov

 


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