“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 on a high floor, there are other daily dangers to cats: traffic, dogs, snakes, other cats, people…. so window nets are still needed even if you’re living on a low floor (e.g. village house).
At Paws United, we aim to ensure our cats to go to homes where they will be safe, and we know you want your adopted cats to be safe as well, so this guide sets out our expectations concerning window nets.
Window nets must be fitted before an adoption is approved.