Cat Safety Keychains

Fri, Oct 26, 2012

Gifts & Miscellaneous

I’m always searching for new cat products, and I just came across these for the first time. They are not the kind of cat products I usually write about, but it could be something that my fellow female cat owners might be interested in. These are self-defense keychains, meant to be carried as shown below in situations where you might need to defend yourself from an attacker, a terrible thought, but one I admit has crossed my mind more than once. Instead of holding your keys between your fingers, like I used to do all the time, these keychains have two holes for your fingers so you can get a good grip if you have to use it. The idea is that you would have a simple weapon to defend yourself if necessary.

I’m not entirely sure this would actually provide any protection, but I suppose it does boost confidence, which may in and of itself help you fend off an attacker. I don’t know. I’m sure there’s plenty of psychology behind this kind of thing. But anyway, I never noticed these cat-themed versions, but it makes sense. They are something you might want to have on your keychain and the cat face design lends itself to the functionality. There are several to choose from, and some are also bottle openers. The self-defense cat keychains shown here are:

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18 Responses to “Cat Safety Keychains”

  1. 1
    Chelsea

    I’ve got one like a pig! I used to have another one, but airport security stole it. Remember to remove them from your key chain before flying! (or they shut down the whole security area because you are carrying a weapon and threaten to arrest you)

  2. 2
    patidee

    OMG you guys have such neat stuff … i want EVERYthing for my four babies … gotta have that self-Defense keychain!!!

  3. 3
    Liz

    Very cool! I work in NYC and walk alone a lot. This is something small that I could carry all the time that would offer a little more protection than me just slapping an attacker. Pepper spray takes to long to get unlatched to be of any help.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. 4
    Tommy Joe

    May want to check your local laws before carrying one of these… It’s possible your local area or municipality may classify them as a weapon since they’re essentially knucks:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brass_knuckles#Legality_and_distribution

  5. 5
    Diane

    Could have used one of these in Hollywood!

  6. 6
    Janice D

    I really need to buy a few of these, they are a great idea for women to have.

  7. 7
    Rachel

    Yeah, as #4 says these are not always legal to carry – certainly in the UK they’d be viewed as an illegal knuckleduster and the coppers would confiscate them and probably charge you with carrying an offensive weapon.

    If a UK reader tried to buy one from the US Amazon links above I suspect UK Customs would confiscate the parcel.

  8. 8
    kendy

    I am going to buy one! I have been looking for something like this…

  9. 9
    caren gittleman

    I think they are a great idea because you could use them to poke someone’s eyes out!

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  11. 11
    jmuhj

    I love these! Great to use on anti-cat morons, too!

  12. 12
    J Rose

    Never again will we be able to see the Crazy Cat Lady as harmless.
    I love it.

  13. 13
    Cindy A

    I want one of these, but I will check to see if legal in my area. Would have to always check no matter where you are….

  14. 14
    Wendy

    Very cool! I might need this!

  15. 15
    Teresa

    I had one that was very similar to this one, not only did I love the aesthetics of it I liked its key function, and the thought of the defense part was comforting, then someone told me that I could open myself up for a lawsuit,if I used it for defense and I put someones eye out. I certainly can not afford a lawsuit or to loose my home. What is your opinion on that? does someone out there have some actual information on what can really happen?

  16. 16
    Adrienne

    So glad you wrote about these. I’ve had the Black Cat for four years and feel a bit safer having it in my bag.

    I might end up getting another type now that I know there are other versions of it!

  17. 17
    Cindy Brooks

    This is awesome!

  18. 18
    Angela

    Cool idea!


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