I finally managed to get my cat Sora a new collar. She isn't even 3 yet and has had at least 12, I don't know how but she manages to lose or destroy them all. I have to buy a certain type as well with a quick release clasp because as a kitten she was prone to getting stuck and I don't want to risk it happening anymore. Our house is surrounded by trees and machinery so there are a lot of dangers.
She really needed a new collar too. Lately she has been leaving me loads of 'gifts'. This weekend alone I was given 5 birds and a mouse, this tally even excludes the Blue Tit I saved and released Saturday morning. The new bell will hopefully even the playing field somewhat. It was killing me seeing all these poor creatures suffer. I respect a carnivores right to hunt, domestic or otherwise but I don't support unnecessarily cruel behavior. Our cats are by no means hungry. When they kill purely for sport the bell comes out!
I had hoped to just snap a photo of Sora strutting her stuff in her new blue collar, but unfortunately her hair is so long you can't even see that she's wearing one. This reflective type made by Ancol are great though! I bought a red one for our other cat Hope after she had her leg amputated earlier this year. I knew she needed something reflective given her reduced mobility.
We don't however need to worry about Hope drastically diminishing the local wildlife population. Her death tally post op. has been a grand total of....1 and come to think of it the afore mentioned Blue Tit I saved Saturday was actually Hopes 'kill'....