We cannot emphasize the importance of cat safety enough. Sadly, every week, cats fall from height from unsecured balconies or windows. The “lucky ones” may survive, yet end up at the vets with broken bones and sometimes life long disabilities. Many of them, however, succumb to internal injuries. Preventing such accidents is so easily done and today so many option exist that are also aesthetically acceptable – from invisible grilles, to professional meshing to DIY solutions. There is something for every household and budget.
Don’t think that your cat is “too smart to jump” or that they will “always land on their feet”. Cats can jump higher than you expect and may chase after a bird at such speed, that by the time you notice it’s too late.
Project LUNI will check on your meshing/safety solutions for your windows, balcony, gates and landings before adoption. While professional meshing or Invisible Grilles (<1.5 to 2in) should always be approved, for any other solution (DIY / Magnetic Mesh), please send in an adoption application so we can advise, as they will require extra inspection for safety gaps or suitability for cats that are escape artists / climbers. Meshing then can be completed during a 2 week reservation period.
Popular in Singapore are The Cat People for meshing with professional cat netting. This can be installed on windows, balconies and even on poles to protect a landed property.
Sturdy plastic mesh in various colours can be bought in hardware stores or even Fairprice. This can easily be attached over typical HDB grilles or over home made frames. Please consult us before completing any DIY solution.