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Indoor or Outdoor?

Can cats be happy indoors?  Would a cat be happier outside?  The answer to both is probably yes.  However there are many strong opinions for both sides of this debate.  One in-between solution is a fenced-in yard or other outside enclosure.

Cats with white ear tips and/or noses should be kept out of the sun.  Just like light-skinned humans, they are more susceptible to skin cancer.  There is even a pet sun block on the market.
Keeping indoor cat happy HSUS
Keeping cats indoors SFSPCA
Where's your cat? HSSV
AAFP Position paper
Indoor Outdoor Cats Dumb Friends
Easy Pet Fence with discount offer