Keep Your Pets Caged
You should not leave your pet outside, particularly at night time. It is better to cage them or lock them in their shelters, whatever you have arranged for their protection.
Supervise Pets Outside
Do not leave your pet out alone during any time of the day and particularly at night. Always supervise the movements of your pet and even if you are busy, do not lose them out of your sight. Wild predators are well aware when an opportunity can arise to harm pets and make them their prey.
Survey Your Property Surroundings
Wild birds can often make nests on the rooftops or in the branches of a tree near your property and you might not be aware of it. It is better that you survey surroundings of your property to know possible nesting locations of wild birds and their frequent visits to a particular place.
One way to educate your pets that they should not go beyond a certain boundary line is to build a fence around your property, especially in the garden area. It is possible that your cats or small dogs go out at early hours of night for a walk or play around. If you have a fence in place they can be protected against any unwanted attack of wild birds. This way you can also learn about an attack on your pet quickly and take necessary measures to protect it. Fences also give a message of caution to an outside predator that the area is well protected.
Do Not leave Feeders Outside
Leaving feeding pots outside attracts wild animals at night, and they can be targets of wild birds and at the same time pose a risk to your pet animals. You should either cover all feeding pots at night or take them inside your home.