Red Alert! PETA Calls On Sompting Residents to Keep Cats Indoors

Red Alert! PETA Calls On Sompting Residents to Keep Cats Indoors

Sompting, West Sussex – Within a week, two cats were reportedly injured when they were shot with an air rifle in the village of Sompting, near Worthing in West Sussex, 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 horrific injuries these cats have 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.

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