🐱 Cats are vulnerable to pet suffocation, too! We have lost several felines to chip bags and other food bags, but another danger for cats is getting trapped in containers or enclosed places.
That is what happened to this beautiful Calico kitten, Bridgette, in January when she got trapped and suffocated in a Tidy Cat litter container, devastating her owner.
Laurie Barta writes, "I have to make a long story short due to my personal trauma. My 9 month old kitten Bridgette got into a plastic litter container and went to sleep. Another cat must have jumped onto the lid and closed it. I thought she got out and searched for her for days until I needed to add litter to the pan. That’s when I got completely hysterical. She had been trapped in there for days. My heart is broken and I am angry."
Cats are quick on their feet and their agility allows them to easily jump on countertops, tables, refrigerators, and other appliances where they have easier access to food bags and containers. Cats are also prone to hiding in enclosed and small places like bins, plastic containers, and washers and dryers. Please be aware!