Tricia Helfer is partnering with PETA to make sure all cat owners know to keep their feline friends safe and indoors.
The “Battlestar Galactica” actress is featured in a new campaign to urge pet owners not to let their cats roam outdoors since those outings can often lead to serious injuries and death.
“Traffic, diseases, poisons such as anti-freeze and warm car engines are all cat killers,” says Helfer in a video posted on the PETA website. “So are the cruel people who intentionally poison them, set them on fire, torture them or drown them for fun out of intolerance or even hatred. Cats are domestic animals that belong indoors.”
Helfer said she decided to be part of the campaign since the cause has affected her directly. She has two rescued cats, and both were injured prior to her rescue because of being outdoors. Cesar was attacked by a dog having his jaw broken in five places and Max was hit by a car and as a result is today a three legged cat.
The actress also reminds people although cats can seem independent and have an I-can-do-anything-I-want-and-don’t-you-dare-tell-me-otherwise attitude, they need as much care and love as dogs.
“They’re vulnerable and they depend on us to keep them safe.”