Tip on Securing Windows in Homes with Cats

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) wants to remind animal lovers and pet parents to use caution during the summer. Here is their tip:

Keep your cats safe when enjoying summer breezes.

Make sure that there are no open, unscreened windows or doors in your home through which animals can jump or fall. If you have adjustable screens, make sure they are tightly secured. "Windows without screens pose a real danger to small pets, particularly cats, which can fall out the windows and be seriously or even fatally injured," said Dr. Lila Miller, vice president of Veterinary Outreach for the ASPCA. "High-Rise Syndrome," as it's commonly called, is a very serious problem, but it can be avoided by taking the proper precautions."