I agree with all who say cats should NOT be allowed to roam around. It would cause a few less car accidents as well! Those things are just like squirrels - "Ooo a cars coming, I better run under its tires just to be safe" I have run over a cat once - NOT on purpose and I felt just absolutely horrible for it, but if I had swerved i would have hit an on-coming car or the huge guardrail. If cats didn't roam free I wouldn't have cat poop in my flower bed, I wouldn't have dead mice buried in them either. When Riot was a puppy, our neighbour across the street let their orange cat out, it came over to my front yard and just taunted Riot. Thank goodness Riot is still fabulous with cats(facinated more like lol). If that cat would have clawed at him or hissed or something else.. who knows what type of experience he would have had after that. Also, most "stray" cats that are found at the humane society.. were someones pet that they just "let outside"... think how LESS populated the humane society would be if people had at least at the curtiousy to keep them on a leash or something. A friend of mines two cats are backyard trained. When they were kittens, they were let out on the backyard and each time they tried to escape, they got sprayed by a water bottle. Now they NEVER leave the backyard! If all people could take that much time to train their outdoor cats we wouldn't have such a HUGE cat population or outdoor cat problem.. I'm not trying to start a huge debate, but allowing cats to roam free, causing havoc without an owner to track them to is extremely irresponsible.