Small pet safety
Question: I have two small dogs and two cats and we are thinking about moving to the Sierra foothills. I understand we need to protect our pets from coyotes and mountain lions. I have researched your website (Keep Me Wild) and the Internet and received many suggestions, but I have some questions for which I have not found answers. Assuming I follow all suggestions (leave no food/water out at night, cut down brush, provide no shelter, etc.):
—Are there any fences or other types of barriers that will protect my unattended pets completely at any hour, especially dawn, dusk and night?
—If not, will the pets be safe unattended in a well-fenced yard during the day?
—Can cats ever go outside, if the area is fenced in?
Thanks for any help.