Cats and Kittens must be kept securely indoors 100% of the time.
Security: entry points to the cat's area must be securely blocked at all times
- Screens - Are screens used to create a barrier? If so, screens must be in a good state of repair.
- Bars - Are security bars used to create a barrier? If so, the spaces between the bars must be small enough that a cat or kitten cannot squeeze through or become trapped.
- Latches - Are latches on the windows/doors secure? Could the cat/kitten potentially wiggle them open?
- Windows - Are there high, relatively inaccessible windows that remain open but may be accessed by a cat via furniture, such as bookshelves?
- Doors - Are there certain doors that must remain closed to keep the cat/kitten secure? Will children or other family members remember and reliably stick to these rules?
Safety: here are some common safety hazards. Be alert for other hazards that are not listed here.
- Everyday household items - Are there normal household items that may become a hazard for playful pets, particularly if they are bored? Electrical cords, candles, curtain cords, and fish tanks are obvious hazards.
- Ventilation - If the house is relying on doors and windows to be closed to keep the cat/kitten secure, will the room be too hot/stuffy in summer?