If you allow your pet cat to go outside, you need to be prepared for that cat to not come home. No pets should be roaming around free. Dog's should be on a leash, and cats should be inside...along with bunnies and any other marmot you call your pet.
This woman crying on the news because a lizard ate her cat is why I'm saying this. Yes, I feel bad she lost her pet but it's pretty much your own fault. Keep your cat inside.