According to Purrfect Fence Owner, Al Benner, Exploding Coyote Populations Are Posing Significant Threats to Cats

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Benner also sites a recent article in the Christian Science Monitor, where studies now show that in many suburban areas, pet cats make up 42% of the diets of coyotes. Allowing cats to roam freely outdoors, not only puts cats at risk, but it is also taking a toll on wildlife. Another study entitled "Mesopredator Release and Avifauna Extinctions in a Fragmented System.", which appeared in the journal Nature, was written by two ecologists, Kevin Crooks and Michael Soulé. The study tracked numbers of "kills" by free-roaming cats in San Diego County. The study showed these cats brought home an average of 24 small mammals, 15 birds, and 17 lizards per year. The study did not include kills that were made and not "returned" to the owner, so they are most likely way understated.

Benner goes on to explain how cats have been placed in the middle of a dilemma: Should owners allow them access to the outdoors or keep them inside 24/7? He claims a cat's nature is to roam and explore, and keeping them indoors denies them of this natural urge, often making for unhappy cats and creating behavioral issues. But allowing them to free-roam puts cats at risk with busy roads and hungry wildlife, and it takes a major toll on wild bird populations while pitting birding enthusiasts against cat owners.

Benner's company, Purrfect Fence provides a solution to this dilemma by enabling safe outdoor access for cats, while keeping them from roaming and hunting (the birds simply learn where the cats are inside the fence). This is proving to be a solution that is making everyone happy - particularly the cats! Now anyone with a backyard or patio can keep their cats happy, healthy and safe…outdoors.

Recent design changes make this proven cat fencing system more appealing and practical for many more cat owners…

Purr…fect Fence is the only cat fence enclosure system that can now be installed free-standing or added to an existing fence to make it escape-proof. Now most any cat owner can turn their backyard into a safe and secure paradise for their cats, relieve behavioral issues and/or over-crowding, while providing their pets with the physical and mental health benefits of having access to the outdoors… All without worrying about the safety of their cats.

Purr…fect Fence, a family owned and operated international mail order company, is currently making over 40,000 cats happy and safe outdoors. During the past eight years the company has developed and produced a highly effective (99.99+% success rate) free-standing cat containment system.

Recent design changes enable even more cat owners to utilize what customers repeatedly refer to as a “life-changing” product. The most significant design change is the all new Cat-Proofer ™ pivoting extension arms. While the strong, yet flexible poly mesh makes climbing very difficult, this new patent-pending arm utilizes a spring-loaded pivot joint at the midpoint of the extender arm section to deny the efforts of even the best climbing cats.

The Cat-Proofer ™ arms make the Free-Standing System better than ever with easier installation and cost-savings over previous systems. The Cat-Proofer™ arms are also being utilized as add-ons for adapting pre-existing 5’ or 6’ tall fences and walls in the all new Existing Fence Conversion System making most any wooden, vinyl, or chain link fence escape-proof. The Existing Fence Conversion System can also be attached to walls or sides of buildings. The free-standing and fence conversion systems can even be used in combination for partially fenced properties.

Another major benefit of the new arm design is that the free-standing and existing fence systems can be set at an overall height of six feet, allowing for compliance with six foot fence zoning ordinances. When zoning issues do not apply the fences can be set higher.

When it comes to coyotes and other unwanted wildlife, cat owners should be reminded not to leave cat food sitting around outdoors and to bring their pets in at night. Coyotes, Fisher Cats, Raccoons, etc., are by nature nocturnal creatures, and are most often only searching for food at dawn, dusk, or during the nighttime hours.

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