Why I'm here - no outside for cats
I want to know more about the cat adoption process. I can't get a cat I like because I'd let him go in a cage on my balcony and enjoy was "outside" he has. But the adoption people say, not allowed. Cannot allow the cat outside, ever, even if totally controlled such as a pen. A large one.
Can someone explain to me, aside from overprotection via the caretakers in the clinic, why I'm not fit to own a cat? I'd keep it quarantined at my house when it goes outside, always supervised - and always in cage. Please explain this to me. How is that bad? I want a justified reason why this isn't a problem for wild cats, and only domestic cats. And why I get cryptic answers if I try to adopt, only afterward telling me I'm a "bad owner?" Because I'd let the cat have restrained outside enjoyment? The humane society and their cronies are so eager to find loving homes for them, are they? No. They're not. They miss the point: cats are outside animals, by nature. Why would they turn away a loving owner who allows a cat the bliss of napping in the sun, hearing the birds, listening to nature's sounds?
I know there is a rare flea-borne illness out there. It's more rare than the stray population. There are people who will care for these animals. We're not allowed to. Fine, I guess. I refuse to taunt, cause behavioral issues and encourage animosity between me and my pet because some lady, who isn't a doctor, doesn't like it! This is absurd. My cat isn't going to have a crappy life for reasons I can't control - like any possible situation. But that's what they want.
Why is this flea borne illness so new? Did it not exist 10-15 years ago? Is there a reason all the outdoor cats I see everyday don't have it?Are we being a little too uppity here?
Thanks for listening.