Cats Indoors
Veterinarian's Page

Cats Indoors! The Campaign for Safer Birds and Cats, aims to protect birds and wildlife, and help cats lead safer, healthier lives by encouraging cat owners to keep their cats indoors. The campaign is supported by thousands of veterinarians and humane societies, including the Association of Avian Veterinarians (AAV), the Alliance of Veterinarians for the Environment (AVE), the American Humane Association, and The Humane Society of the United States.

As a Veterinarian you are in a unique position to encourage your clients to keep their cats indoors for the safety and well-being of the cats and the birds and other wildlife that they threaten.

In conjunction with American Bird Conservancy, NJAS is able to provide a wide variety of educational materials including the popular brochure Keeping Cats Indoors Isn't Just for the Birds, which explains in detail why cats should be kept indoors, and some simple suggestions on how to keep an indoor cat contented. From our Resources page you can order brochures to hand out at your practice, and download free resources such as a poster to display in your waiting room and numerous fact sheets. Many of the downloads on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. 

The following veterinarians serve on ABC's Veterinary Advisory Committee:

Col. Paul L. Barrows, DVM, PhD, Chief of U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, Retired, TX.
Val Beasley, DVM, PhD, Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, University of Illinois.
Patti Bright, DVM, MS, DACVPM, Director of Veterinary Services, Wildlife Center of Virginia
Gwen Griffith, DVM, MS, President, Alliance of Veterinarians for the Environment, TN.
David Jessup, DVM, MPVM, Dipl. ACZM, Senior Wildlife Veterinarian, California Department of Fish and Game.
Ted Y. Mashima, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Associate Director, Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland.
Kenny D. Mitchell, DVM, Director of Veterinary Services, Pinellas County Animal Services, FL.
Glenn H. Olsen, DVM, MS, PhD, Veterinary Medical Officer, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, MD.
Christine Storts, DVM, Atlantic Animal Clinic, FL


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For more information on the Cats Indoors program contact:
NJAS Cats Indoors!
PO Box 693
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
E-mail: Conservation@njaudubon.org