Red Alert! PETA Calls On Fenland Residents to Keep Cats Indoors
Fenland, Cambridgeshire – A cat was reportedly injured after being shot with a pellet gun in the town of March, Fenland, and PETA is responding with a red alert, calling on all residents in the area to keep cats indoors.
In addition to risking being injured – either by accident or by the cruel and deliberate actions of callous people – cats who are allowed to roam outdoors are in danger of ingesting poison, contracting fatal diseases, becoming lost, and facing many other hazards.
“The terrible injuries this cat sustained is a reminder that it’s never safe to let our animal companions outdoors unattended, even for ‘just a minute’,” says PETA Vice President of Programmes Elisa Allen. “Cats count on us to protect them, and the best way to do that is by keeping them safe indoors.”
PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – notes that the best way to maintain cats’ health and safety is to keep them inside with plenty of toys and catnip, a clean litter tray, and an easily accessible cat scratcher.
Lucy Watson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327; [email protected]