indoor cats

An orange tabby sleeping on his side.

When Did Cats Become Indoor Pets?

Caitlin Dempsey

Nowadays, cats are indoor pets for most pet owners in the United States.

A gray tabby cat trying to catch a bird at a bird feeder.

Study: Safety is the Biggest Reason People Keep Their Cats Indoors

Caitlin Dempsey

While environmentalists advocate keeping cats indoors to minimize predation on native species, a new study indicated that the top reason people keep their cats home is for safety.