The ProtectaPet Cat Balcony Equipment permits apartment-dwelling cat homeowners to supply secure, supervised, out of doors entry for his or her cat.
Worldwide cat fencing specialist, ProtectaPet, has launched its newest product within the modular vary of cat fencing merchandise – the ProtectaPet Cat Balcony Equipment – a singular approach of preserving cats secure on balconies.
The danger of cats falling from balconies is very publicised. Animal welfare charity, the Blue Cross, appealed to cat homeowners to maintain cats secure round elevated open home windows and balconies after two cat fatalities and 5 cat accidents had been handled one summer season weekend at their Victoria animal hospital in 2017. In New York, the time period ‘excessive rise syndrome’ was coined when one scorching summer season within the Eighties greater than 100 cats had been introduced right into a veterinary middle with accidents from falls.
For prime-rise cat-owners with balconies, the selection has been stark, with most cats saved indoors for their very own security. Whereas hundreds of cats within the UK stay in residences, a lot of them don’t have entry to recent air, with home windows and doorways being intentionally saved shut to make sure their security.
Product designer and Managing Director of ProtectaPet, Simon Davies BSc, challenged himself to design a balcony enclosure that was adaptable to totally different balcony configurations. The intelligent design permits a number of sections to be joined collectively inline or at ninety levels. The modular display can be utilized on one sided balconies or expansive balconies with a number of sides. The netting is constructed from hybrid stainless-steel bolstered nylon for resistance to chewing, whereas sustaining a low visible impression.
The ProtectaPet Cat Balcony Equipment has been in improvement for 3 years, having undergone intensive product testing. It’s the first Cat Balcony Equipment of its variety with ‘no drill’ attachments. It is because most individuals residing in balconies are prohibited from drilling into the masonry or attaching something everlasting to the outside of the constructing. Crucially, the progressive new fixtures are secured beneath rigidity, enabling homeowners to simply relocate the balcony enclosure in the event that they transfer.
Simon says, ‘We’re actually excited to launch this resolution for cat homeowners’ peace of thoughts about their cat’s welfare and security. No extra worrying about smelly cat litter trays and preserving the balcony doorways shut both!
The DIY equipment may be put in with a hacksaw, hammer, pliers and scissors, making it accessible to most sensible folks. It requires two folks for set up, and so they should undertake a rigorous threat evaluation to make sure the security of themselves and people round them.’
ProtectaPet say that the goal marketplace for this new product is cities with excessive charges of cat possession within the UK and throughout all of Europe. They’re noticing ‘hot-spots’ of enquiries from locations like St Helier in Jersey, presumably as a result of as soon as one cat proprietor has found the product, information spreads and subsequently their cat-owning neighbours have an interest. It’s designed and made in Britain with ambition for worldwide clientele.
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