|Purred: Fri Aug 18, '06 6:24am PST |
|I know the carrier issue is one that some kitties (and their people!) get touchy about, but please let me explain WHY a carrier is so much safer.
You may think "I'm a good driver and my kitty won't distract me while I'm driving," and that's fine. However, that doesn't mean anybody is immune to accidents! Some drunken fool might plow into you, and then your cat becomes a flung projectile, and that could mean a smashed skull or broken neck if he's not restrained in a carrier. If he's in a carrier, a collision will give him some bruises but he's less likely to be killed.
Even should your cat survive a crash unscathed, the danger isn't over! If you need help and the paramedics have to take you to the hospital, nobody will be able to save your baby! Your cat, terrified by the crash, could either run out of the car, never to be seen again, or remain trapped and scared because nobody can get to him. Some authorities won't even try to rescue an unrestrained animal from a car because of the safety hazard to the animal and to personnel. There's no telling whether they'll call animal control to save your cat... or just leave him to his fate.
I'm sorry if I scared you, I'm not trying to be morbid, but those things are definitely true! Please use a carrier, it could save your kitty's life in more ways than one!
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