The Purrington Post Published Our Article on Catios

The Purrington Post published our article titled, "The Moral Case for Catios," today! It begins: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi If you believe Gandhi, the United States is a significantly greater country today…

Recent Catio Articles and Tidbits From Around The Web

Below are some interesting catio articles and tidbits from around the Internet this year: Today, dog expert Val Hughes has an excellent article on Spokane's Fox28 about enriching the lives of indoor cats: For indoor cats, a catio can be the ultimate enrichment environment—a completely enclosed, escape-proof, open-air space where…

Custom Catios Featured on Jackson Galaxy's New Animal Planet Show 'Cat vs Dog'

Custom Catios was featured on Saturday's Animal Planet show "Cat vs. Dog" starring cat guru Jackson Galaxy and dog whisperer Zoe Sandor. In the episode titled, "My Animals Are Going To Get Me Evicted!": Jackson and Zoe meet Tami, whose three dogs terrorize her two cats, Esmeralda Beyonce and Cozy…

Smithsonian Biologist: 'Anyone who owns a cat must keep their cat inside'

Pete Marra, biologist and director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and author of "Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer," recently presented on the harmful impact cats have on the environment: They can spread diseases to both wildlife and humans, and they are the number one killer…

5 Reasons Why So Many Cat Owners Are Investing in Catios

The Purrington Post recently published an informative article titled, "5 Reason Why So Many Cat Owners Are Investing in Catios. From the piece: Despite the fact that cats have been kept as pets for nearly 10,000 years now, they’ve still maintained many of the wild instincts they had pre-domestication. They long…

Catios Allow Cats to Roam Safely Outside

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: "Cats are hard-wired to hunt prey — and despite the fact that we’ve been domesticating them over the past few thousand years, pet owners have not yet succeeded in eliminating the feline drive to catch and kill small creatures. And that’s led to an unfortunate…

Minnesota Animal Shelter Builds Awesome Catio

Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, Minnesota built an amazing catio for its shelter cats. The catio, along with a very cool doggie agility and play yard, came with a $27,000 pricetag. The money was raised from community donors, a fundraiser, and an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

CBS News: Increasing Coyote Threat Prompts Pet Owners To Build 'Catios' For Protection

This clip is from the local CBS News in the Bay Area but is equally applicable to Los Angeles. Because of years of drought, generations of coyotes have moved down from the hills into neighborhoods. They have grown up in communities and do not know any other life. They are here…

Catios Trending In The News

Back in June we wrote about Catios going mainstream with extensive articles in the NY Times and The Washington Post.  Apparently that was just the tip of the iceberg as major news outlets continue to cover the catio trend. Below are a few recent pieces from major newspapers hyping feline enclosures…

Coyotes Attack Woman Trying To Defend Her Cat

Another terrifying story about coyotes attacking and killing a cat is being reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel. This one is made all the worse because the cat's owner was also attacked trying to save her pet. Unfortunately the woman ended up undergoing rabies treatment after being bitten and scratched by…