A worrying survey has today revealed that 80% of cats have admitted to cheating on their owners at some point in their lives.
The research conducted by the Cat Relationship Committee (CRC) claim that a large majority of cats regularly leave their current owner to get attention, pets and food from someone else.
The feline affairs often occur numerous times on an ongoing basis and are not isolated incidents.
Shockingly, 72% of cats surveyed did not appear to show any remorse or guilt for their unfaithful behaviors, while 41% cited emotional dissatisfaction as the main cause.
Others commented that a desire to try new and exiting types of food in a unique environment was the main reason for pursing adventures outside of the home.
Speaking about the research, head of the project at that CRC Catleen Murphy said
“It’s very emotionally draining on a cat-owner relationship, when they discover their loved one cheating. Often it can be a very hard thing to recover from, tensions build and the love that was once there dissipates.”
In worst case scenarios, Murphy commented further that “some cats can take their frustrations out on their owners, lashing out and seriously scratching them.”
The number of domestic violence incidents reported between cats and their owners almost doubled last year according to a recent Garda report.
One victim of cat violence – going by the name of Catriona to protect her identity said:
“We’ve tried everything, even therapy, but Tigerlily just sits there and says nothing. It’s the silent treatment that really kills me more so than the physical attacks.”
Catriona is now trapped in a loveless, cheating cat relationship she feels trapped in.
If you’ve been affected by any of the issues brought up in this article, get a dog.