Keep cats inside

It is alarming and sad to hear that a pet cat was shot in a suburban yard (‘Cat shot in cruel act’, Express, March 20).
It is also worrying to hear that the cat was outside late at night when its humans were sleeping. Cats’ nocturnal hunting, a natural activity for them, results in the death of many small native creatures. Best way to keep both cats and native fauna alive and well? Keep cats inside at night.


Pat Healy, Chewton

Angela Crawford
Angela Crawford is the editor of The Midland Express