"MaryL" -OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
> > wrote in message
>> I have a young cat aged 12 months hes a Tom who has been neutered he
>> strays from our garden every day and is gone 7 hours he has once been
>> found having travelled a pedestrian flyover over a Motorway he was
>> taken back by a neightbour.
>> I rang the vet about this behaviour he said to restrict his food thats
>> only been partly sucessful..
>> Hes an exceptionally friendly cat does anyone have any suggestions as
>> to what I can do to keep my Cat safe from road traffic?
> I only know of two things. The first -- and most obvious -- suggestion is
> to keep your cat indoors. He will be much safer, and mine (including a
> former feral that lived to be about 20 years old) have been very happy as
> inddor cats.
> If that is not acceptable to you, then the only other thing I know to do
> is to fence your yard with cat-proof fencing. You are well on your way if
> you already have a wooden fence because there is a system where wire can
> be placed at the top -- sloped inward to keep cats in or outward to keep
> other cats out (or possibly both). If you don't have a wooden fence,
> there is some wire mesh (some almost invisible) fencing that a cat cannot
> climb. Some of it is intended to keep deer out, too. Unfortunately, a lot
> of these possibilities can be pretty pricey. I do have some links I can
> provide if you want to see some pictures.
> Photos of Duffy and Holly: >'o'<
> Duffy: http://tinyurl.com/cslwf
> Holly: http://tinyurl.com/9t68o
> Duffy and Holly together: http://tinyurl.com/8b47e
> Recent pics: http://tinyurl.com/clal7
Follow-up: In addition to fencing a whole yard, I have seen some very nice
setups where a *portion* of the yard was enclosed (including covering the
top), and the cats had access either to the house or to the encloure. Some
of the pictures I mentioned in my previous post show this type of setup.