Ethical Considerations

We think keeping cats indoors is the best strategy for protecting cat health and safety as well as that of wildlife. Cat owners are responsible for knowing and complying with local statutes (aka leash laws) in their municipalities. Owners choosing to let their cat outdoors assume the risks and responsibilities associated with their actions.

This research has been approved by the NC State Institutional Review Board (#3515) and the Animal Care and Use Committee (NCSM 2014-01).