Catios give cats a safe way to enjoy the outdoors

This undated photo provided by Carrie Fagerstrom shows Fagerstrom's catio at her home in Portland, Ore. The playground designed for her eight cats is a covered, enclosed patio attached to her house that includes scratching posts, a small water fountain and plenty of cat toys. She spent $5,000 on the catio, which allows her cats to be exposed to fresh air and scenery, but keeps them safe from harmful outdoor elements. (AP Photo, Carrie Fagerstrom)When Carrie Fagerstrom was looking for a new home in Portland, Ore., her must-have list didn't include a spacious yard, plenty of closets or even a large kitchen.

February 6, 2014 8:02 am

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