Protect Your Cat in High Rises (cont.)

High-Rise syndrome Is 100-Percent Preventable

To keep your cat safe during the summer, the ASPCA recommends that you take the following precautions:

  • To fully protect your pets, you'll need to install snug and sturdy screens in all your windows.
  • If you have adjustable screens, please make sure that they are tightly wedged into window frames.
  • Note that cats can slip through childproof window guards-these don't provide adequate protection!
  • Cat owners should also make sure they keep their cats indoors to protect them from additional dangers such as cars, other animals and disease. People who want to give their cats outdoor stimulation can look into full-screen enclosures for backyards and terraces.