By pollinating plants, spreading seeds and controlling insects, native birds help mitigate the effects of climate change and are essential to preserving healthy ecosystems.
It’s estimated that the average outdoor pet cat kills about 2 animals every week. And cats have been implicated in the spread of deadly diseases like rabies and toxoplasmosis.
The Humane Society of the United States assures us that cats can thrive indoors, so bring your cats in!
Rachel E. Gross, September 20, 2016, "The moral cost of cats," www.smithsonianmag.com