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CALL your local animal control. They will give you or bring a harmless trap to you and then come pick the cats up when they get into the trap. Then careless neighbor can go get them at animal control and pay the fine or they can go to a good home to someone who keeps their cats indoor where they belong.


This is the best answer.


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Posts: 1904 | Location: Central USA - Cornfields & Cows | Registered: May 19, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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CALL your local animal control. They will give you or bring a harmless trap to you and then come pick the cats up when they get into the trap. Then careless neighbor can go get them at animal control and pay the fine or they can go to a good home to someone who keeps their cats indoor where they belong.


This is the best answer.


AND, best of all animal control will almost always neuter them as well....
 
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My wife setup the sprinkler to try to keep them away but they were actually playing it.
They were not here Friday I was gone all yesterday but did not see them on the cameras. Hopefully they are gone.
I am home the next few days and if they come back try a water hose blast and hopefully they will not like that.
If they still come around I'll trap them and take them to the humane society.


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Have you actually talked to your neighbors to see if they know who owns the cats? That is really the easiest and most sensible thing to do. They aren't feral cats, they are somebody's pets. You seem to be set on just trapping them and relocating them because you are mad. What if the humane society is full and won't take them? You do realize that several of those shelters will kill the animals if they can't find the owners or adopt them out. It's also illegal here to trap and relocate an animal without a license.

We had a stray cat arrive at our house. It was clearly a pet as it had a collar but no tags. Somebody had dumped her and she spent a few weeks wandering outside until she found our house, starving and dehydrated. She was a sweet cat so we took her to our vet to get a clean bill of health. We had a hard time finding an adoption agency that would take her since they were all full. Eventually we got one to take her only by giving them a sizable cash donation. In the end somebody just dumping a pet cost us hundreds of dollars and quite a bit of personal time to clean up their carelessness.




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We live on a court and they aren't anyone's on the court. Our backyards are setup in a pie like fashion with about 5 other courts.
I don't have the time or the care to figure out whose cats they are. If it were a one time instance where they got out maybe.
But they are hear almost daily and all times day and night. If the owners don't care enough to keep them contained I am not concerned in the slightest if the humane society can't find the owner and can't adopt them out that is not my problem the cats aren't my responsibility nor anyone else's but the owners.
I don't understand why many cat owners think it is fine just to let their animals roam free in the neighborhood.
Same goes for a few dog owners.


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It is like this every where. People get upset when you mess with their cats or dogs and you become the bad guy.

It is best to let animal control be the bad guy.

In my case, the animal control failed to do their job so I trapped the cats and took them to the animal control. The owners got a big bill for room and board and weren't very happy. They continue today to vandalize my property. On one occasion, the animal control person failed to give me my Havahart Trap back but instead gave me a broken trap that wasn't mine. Luckily, a Game Warden was present that I knew and he stepped in and got my trap for me which has my name written on the bottom surface.

In the case of the dogs running loose at the other place, they stopped me from building my house.



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Posts: 9492 | Location: Herndon, VA | Registered: June 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If the owners don't care enough to keep them contained I am not concerned in the slightest if the humane society can't find the owner and can't adopt them out that is not my problem the cats aren't my responsibility nor anyone else's but the owners.


This

Also, a one pump BB gun to the ass is effective as well.
 
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We have a few feral cats in our neighborhood and I like them just fine. Having the baby lions roaming free has kept the squirrel and bird problem to a minimum.

And the fact that these beautiful predators are burying their sh*t in your child's sandbox means that they respect you as the alpha.


Good grief




 
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My wife setup the sprinkler to try to keep them away but they were actually playing it.
They were not here Friday I was gone all yesterday but did not see them on the cameras. Hopefully they are gone.
I am home the next few days and if they come back try a water hose blast and hopefully they will not like that.
If they still come around I'll trap them and take them to the humane society.


Call your counties Animal Control, Animal control will bring the traps to your house and set them up in most all counties in Florida and will come pick them up when there is something in there. Humaine Society doesn't do that, they only take animals that are donated to them, and I don't think they'll take an animal that is not yours. Animal Control will also make the people pay a fine and it will go on their record and second offense they will have to go to court.....It puts an end to it real quick.
 
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Originally posted by Black92LX:
My wife setup the sprinkler to try to keep them away but they were actually playing it.
They were not here Friday I was gone all yesterday but did not see them on the cameras. Hopefully they are gone.
I am home the next few days and if they come back try a water hose blast and hopefully they will not like that.
If they still come around I'll trap them and take them to the humane society.


Call your counties Animal Control, Animal control will bring the traps to your house and set them up in most all counties in Florida and will come pick them up when there is something in there. Humaine Society doesn't do that, they only take animals that are donated to them, and I don't think they'll take an animal that is not yours. Animal Control will also make the people pay a fine and it will go on their record and second offense they will have to go to court.....It puts an end to it real quick.


Animal Control and the Humane Society are the same entity here. They'll take whatever you drop off. They even have night drop boxes.


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We have a few feral cats in our neighborhood and I like them just fine. Having the baby lions roaming free has kept the squirrel and bird problem to a minimum.

And the fact that these beautiful predators are burying their sh*t in your child's sandbox means that they respect you as the alpha.


Good grief


I’m sure this is sarcasm. Not the good grief part, but the rest. What “bird problem”?
Songbirds? Has your area decimated your natural predators to the extent that are relying on feral cats to address pests? Hell, we have bobcat, wolves, coyotes, fox, coon and bear here to deal with cats. God help the owner that lets his cats roam, he won’t have them for long.


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Originally posted by jimmy123x:
CALL your local animal control. They will give you or bring a harmless trap to you and then come pick the cats up when they get into the trap. Then careless neighbor can go get them at animal control and pay the fine or they can go to a good home to someone who keeps their cats indoor where they belong.


This is the best answer.


A thousand times yes. If you feel compelled to catch them yourself, take them to the city or county pound yourself. The people who own them will have a chance to get them and mend their ways. Or they will be adopted or euthanized.

Your way deprives them of any chance, and merely relocates the problem to someone else.

It also may be illegal to trap them.




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...get you a few bags of that play sand and dump out at the furthest reaches of your property should have those prize layers hiding their goodies in the new sand rather than the mulch!

Them cats is probably snagging moles, voles, and rats taboot...


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I was taking so many cats to the Animal Control that when someone was missing his cat, he would knock on my door and ask me if I had seen his cat.

In the beginning, there were probably a dozen cats visiting my yard. Some were here all day and liked to lay on my covered Corvette since it had a southern exposure. They eventually trashed the cover when they used it for sharpening their claws.

The previous owner moved because of the dogs and cats using the yard. One neighbor had five poodle dogs and many indoor cats. Some had no tags or rabies shots so when the Animal Control made a visit, they got a big fine and were told to get rid of some of the dogs or move. You are only allowed two dogs and the number of cats is unlimited. There were also the kids using the side yard when they should have been playing in their own yard.

Now the foxes take care of the cats and a few have probably been killed. It is too bad there is not a lease law.



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