My Cat Catches a Bird by EvanLovely, Creative Commons on Flickr
Outdoor cats, whether feral or part of a household, are a big problem for our wild birds. Scientists estimate that cats kill hundreds of millions of birds each year.
La buena o la mala vida by Akassia, Creative Commons on Flickr
There are an estimated 60 to 100 million feral cats in the United States, according to Stray Pet Advocacy.
thekiller by lincoln-log, Creative Commons on Flickr
The average lifespan of a feral cat living on her own is less than two years.
Cat & Bird by feverblue, Creative Commons on Flickr
While a cat who is being cared for has a longer life expectancy, pet cats who are allowed to roam outdoors face many of the same dangers as short-lived feral cats: predation by dogs, coyotes, and other animals; traffic collisions; contracting FIV or other diseases; becoming lost; and other dangers.
Presents by Andrew Currie, Creative Commons on Flickr
Cats have been domesticated for at least 9500 years. They are thought to have been domesticated in ancient Egypt.
Bird Bib Fail by feverblue, Creative Commons on Flickr
House cats are not native to North America. A cat taking any prey here is not nature in action.
20100924_101_7878 by Uli H., Creative Commons on Flickr
Keep your cats indoors, please.