|F.M. WESTON AUDUBON SOCIETY AND THE PENSACOLA HUMANE SOCIETY PARTNER TO KEEP CATS INDOORS
A study funded by the Fish and Wildlife Service found that in the US, between 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion birds are killed by cats every year. Wow!
That’s why I was really enthusiastic when Francis M Weston member, Elizabeth Major, suggested FMWAS partner with the Pensacola Humane Society to educate families adopting new cats.
Stefanie Snyder, Assistant Director for the Pensacola Humane Society, agreed. She told me that they find new homes for about 1,000 cats every year.
The Humane Society encourages new owners to keep their cats indoors to keep them safe. That’s a win for birds.
As a result of Elizabeth’s suggestion, Francis M Weston Audubon Society is supplying the Humane Society with brochures designed by the American Bird Conservancy.
Each new cat owner will receive a brochure which outlines why an indoor life is safer for cats and birds, along with tips for creating a great indoor habitat.
By Carole Tebay