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Feature April 2017 Issue

Catios Come Into their Own

George is more than happy to welcome visitors to his catio during the Catio Tour in Portland, OR.

Catios Come Into their Own

Here are some expert tips to consider before installing a ‘catio’ for your pet’s optimal comfort and safety.

In a Portland, Oregon, variant of garden tours, a growing number of people are taking part every year in the Catio Tour. Organized by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, the tour highlights the wide variety of screened-in enclosures that allow cats to safely enjoy the outdoors. “What the tour does is puts the name with the actual structure, and that helps people see that these do exist,” says Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon director Karen Kraus. “Plus, having the tour will raise the bar and inspire more people to do this on their own property.”

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