Newly adopted female cat going crazy about going outside! What do I do?
We adopted a cat last week. She’s 3 1/2 and fixed. No bad habits per se, except at night (and only at night). She goes wild trying to get outside. Scratching at all the windows and front door, meowing louder than she normally does during the day.
She seems almost distressed. Throughout the rest of the day, she’s super laid back. Not sure what to do. Was advised by the shelter not to let her outside. And we live close to a main road so that frightens me also.
We’ve had her for less than a week and I just want to know how to alleviate this because it seems like she’s very distressed about it. Do I get a cat leash? Will this subside over time?