If you can keep your kitty close, perhaps in an enclosed cattery...made of meshed wire 2"x4" or "chicken" wire with topping made of shade cloth or another means to keep kitty enclosed..you would be more successful in keeping your companions close to home. I rarely allow my cats to wander outside unattended...if I choose to let one out, it is while I'm outside doing yard work and gardening. First, though, if you DO allow your cat to wander outdoors alone, make sure that the inside environment is a happy one for kitty. Loud kids, aggressive dogs or other cats may cause a cat to wander...and,, eventually, find another home...or worse..not find an alternative home. You must make sure your cat is happy, safe and satisfied at home...and that he/she will naturally return to that safe, happy home. My best suggestion, though, is to build an outside cattery that allows your feline friend to enjoy the outdoors without wandering off. This is the best bet.