Austin’s Inaugural Catio Tour

Don’t miss this very Austin, one-of-a-kind event! Austin’s 1st ever Catio Tour will showcase a dozen outdoor cat enclosures! COST: Free! Suggested donation of $10 per person.

Hosted by Travis Audubon, Austin’s premier wildlife conservation organization, the self-guided tour seeks to inspire cat owners to build or buy their own outdoor cat enclosure so their feline friends can enjoy safe outdoor time. The tour features backyard enclosures from DIY to designer. A cat patio or Catio lets frisky felines exercise, play out hunting instincts and snooze in the sun safely. They can’t kill birds, and cats are protected from dogs, cars, coyotes, and other outdoor hazards. The screened spaces can be elaborate, freestanding structures outfitted with sunbathing perches, ramps and spiral staircases or a series of inexpensive wood and wire cubes.

The goal of this unique event is to spread the word about the many benefits of catios, and to inspire cat guardians to build one of their own or have one built! By providing a safe and secure environment, catios protect birds and provide cat guardians with peace of mind. Maps will be provided. The catios can be visited from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2017.