How can I keep my cat in my yard?
Have you ever wanted to take your cats outside in your backyard but didn’t know how to keep your cats from jumping the fence and getting away from you?
You might recall a blog post I did the other day about Why I Choose to Let My Cats Outside. When I shared the link to that post on our Facebook page, many readers weighed in. One reader, in particular, Harry weighed in a little more by sharing photos of the measures he took to make his backyard a space where his kitties could be safe and contained. I asked Harry if he would send me the photos to share on the blog as well and lucky for us, he sent them in.
As you can see in the photos, Harry devised a cat fence topper that turned his fence into a cat containment fence.
Harry writes, “This was easy to do… and cheap too. I used vinyl 36-inch garden fencing and just stapled it up with half-inch staples. Angle brackets on the posts, so it naturally curled down. He can’t climb upside down… yet… lol!
He always climbs to the top of the fence and watches his mortal enemies, the birdies, through the green fencing! He knows he can’t get out but that doesn’t stop him from looking for another way… lol.
We had to Simon-proof the flower garden because he would climb up and over the wooden fence in two leaping bounds. He is purebred Ragdoll and we thought they were ground dwellers. This guy climbs anything he can get his claws into. His muscle strength amazes me. The squirrels, chippies, birds and mice steer clear of the garden. The ones that don’t end up as “cat toys” ☹”
– Harry, Simon and Sadie (our ground dweller)
Another reader shared a photo of their yard with the Purrfect Fence.
Do you have a cat containment fence for your kitty? Help other kitty owners and please share about it in the comments below!