What can I do about my balcony?

  • 12th May 2020
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Obviously, cats should never be allowed out onto a balcony. Some cats are cautious about heights, but others can be instantly distracted by a bird or insect flying past, and will jump to catch it without even thinking about how high up they are. Windows need nets because windows usually stay open for a long … Continue Reading

What about alternatives to window nets?

  • 12th May 2020
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A window that you never intend to open can be permanently fastened shut. This could be done with plastic zip-ties, a window frame lock, or a screw or bolt through the window frame. A window that has been permanently disabled does not need window nets. Some types of child lock can also be used, like … Continue Reading

What makes a good and qualified window net?

  • 12th May 2020
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We look at four things when we consider window nets: Coverage: have all the necessary windows been made safe? Hardness: is the window net going to bend or flex? Fixing: is the window net going to come loose or come off? Gaps: can a cat squeeze through the net? Let’s review these in a bit … Continue Reading

Do we do “home visits”?

  • 12th May 2020
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Not usually. For most adopters, we just ask you to send pictures or videos of your window nets to us via WhatsApp. We might ask you to zoom in on certain areas, or video yourself giving the net a good shake. Even so, in rare cases we might request a home visit to inspect window … Continue Reading

What if I never open the windows?

  • 12th May 2020
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Let’s be clear, we aren’t trying to force our adopters into doing things against their will. The cat’s safety is something we should all be concerned about. When people tell us, “I never open the windows”, we have to ask them: “What about your other family members? Your visitors? Your helper? Workmen who come to … Continue Reading

Why do we insist on window nets?

  • 12th May 2020
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“Falls-from-height” are a common cause of injuries and deaths to Hong Kong’s cat population. Even if your cat goes through a window and doesn’t fall, you’re in for an exciting and stressful time (and possibly a visit from SPCA and some firemen) trying to get the cat back inside again, safely. Even if you’re not … Continue Reading