Hollida Wakefield Underwager, Northfield, Minnesota
For nearly 30 years my cats lived happily as indoor-outdoor cats on my place five miles out of town in the country. It was an ideal existence for them. My land borders a river and a wilderness area and they were far from a major road and cars. But one week in the fall of 2003 two of the cats suddenly disappeared. I looked for them and called them until my neighbor told me that a pack of coyotes had moved into our area. I confined the remaining cats to the house while I tried to find a solution other than making them indoor-only cats. The cats continually tried to get outside during this time.
Karen Brown, Houston, TX
In the recent past, we had a couple of heart-breaking incidences with coyotes, which drove us to find a way to enclose our fourteen cats.
Several qualities drew us to your fence; all were very important to us :
With a little work, the result is an attractive and barely visible enclosure added right to the front and side of our home. Both our family and our dogs can keep an eye on the entire area from just inside, and our view and feeling of openness we enjoy have been preserved. Our cats are able to live comfortably and safely in the natural habitat that they love. Our dogs love it too. In fact, they are all happier, healthier and more protected than they have ever been, and I cannot describe how much more secure that makes us feel. This is the purr…fect fence for us. Honestly, we are thrilled!
In closing, my husband, Leonard, and I would like to thank the Benner staff. From our first order to technical support along the way, we were in touch with a very nice group of professional and knowledgeable people. Again, thank you for helping to make our project a huge success.
Francesca S. - Scotland
Hope you are well? I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with the installation of the cat fence. It is working out really well, and my son's allergy is no longer a problem. Will take better pictures when I get a sunny day (will also write a glowing testimonial. The weather in Scotland is terrible at the moment.
Once again many many thanks for your help.
Dr. Angela Karp - Bedfordshire
Finally, our good old British weather gave us some glorious sunshine over the Easter week and after quite a bit of previous rain the ground was perfect for putting up the Purrfect Houdini fence system for our two cats.
It took my dad and brother about three days to fully install (watched by two little curious Burmese faces though the upstairs window). It looks super and is terrific. The cats were first able to go out on Good Friday afternoon and spent nearly all of the remainder of that day, Sunday and Monday in the garden. They normally sleep in the afternoon for quite a long spell but they were too excited for that and come evening time they could scarcely keep their eyes open. It was really uplifting to see them exploring round, chasing anything that buzzed by and enjoying the freedom and sunshine.
I don't have a digital camera but will arrange to borrow one from work so you can see how it looks in our English garden. I should explain that I bought the house new three years ago and the garden has been just lawn. I was waiting to find out the best way of keeping the cats happy out doors before planning the garden. What we did was to dig out a plant border around the outside edge and place the cat fencing inside so that it runs from one corner of the house to the other, with the length of the back of the house completing the square and the gate to one side. When the plants grow up the fencing will be virtually invisible.
The rabbit is also benefiting. It has some enclosed runs but now can also be let out to run round for an hour or so each day. Fortunately, it not a burrowing kind and gets on with the cats.
I'll send you some visible proof when I can but for now I wanted you all to know how really pleased I am. I have been telling everyone I know and some people have even been over to see it. I will fill in your questionnaire and send some ides of how you could get the product known over here. I think you might find a lot of people interested in the UK as cat deaths on the roads are a major cause of distress.
It seems to me your system is perfect because it combines a deep understanding of the behaviour of cats (and other animals) and what is needed for their security, with an understanding of what's important for that special relationship between people and cats. We don't want them penned off from us in outdoor runs. We want them with us- able to enjoy our living space inside and out. My cats can now enjoy our garden with us in total security and for me that's priceless