In the US over seven million pets go missing every year, and less than 5 per cent of lost cats are reported and returned home. This ratio is likely comparable in Australia. When your indoor kitty gets a little too curious and darts outside, a collar might be the only thing that can help it come home. Photo by Evan Wood.
Most outdoor cats know their way around the neighbourhood and don't need collars, so when people see them stalking around they don't report it because they assume it's just an outdoor cat. The problem is people assume the same thing for your lost indoor cat if it doesn't have any sort of identification on it. That's why the team behind the Exploding Kittens card game has started The Kitty Convict Project. They're hoping to keep indoor cats safe by getting their owners to put orange ID collars on them. Why orange? Because cats are better at hiding than larger pets like dogs. Bright colours are reflective and can make them easier to spot when they're hiding in fear. Your kitty probably won't like their collar at first, but you'll both be thankful when it saves their life. You can learn more at the link below.
The Kitty Convict Project [Exploding Kittens]