Most Americans think it's 'socially acceptable' to take cats out for a walk: Study

Cat being walked on a leash
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In honor of National Kitten Day, which happens to fall on this Sunday, July 11th, a new study has found that most Americans think it is "socially acceptable" to take your cat out on a walk.

In a survey of 10,000 Americans, 58% of those surveyed said they are completely ok with people taking their cats out for a walk. 27% of folks didn't have an opinion, or don't care, and 15% said they do not think it's okay.

And to the surprise of nobody, men were more likely to disapprove of walking your cat than women, according to the Huffington Post.

"A lot of cats love to go outside and smell things, see things and roll around in sand and grass and dirt. They love to scratch real trees. Those are things they can do on a walk," said Sherry Woodard, a longtime animal behavior consultant at Best Friends Animal Society.

And walking your cat on a leash may proof beneficial to your feline.

"A lot of cats may lack confidence, but they gain it once they're harnessed trained," Woodard added.

So, will you be taking your kitty out for a walk?

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