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I do not own a cat. I like dogs. I park my car in the driveway and have noticed cat paw prints all over the roof and hood of my car. This happens overnight. I do not have the time to do the investigative work or determine who the irresponsible owner might be. Is there a humane way to control the problem? I figure with all the cat pictures someone on this forum might have some expert knowledge. Thanks
 
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Cats do not wear collars with tags so trapping in a cage will do no good to track down owner. Try hanging some cotton balls soaked in coyote or wolf piss around the area. Neighbors have lost a few cats around here due to coyotes. You should be able to find at hunting/ fishing type stores.

Actually, available on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Predato...ine+coyote+repellent


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Maybe a car cover? Yeah, it kind of sucks that you have to spend $$ because some people let their cats roam, although they might just be feral cats that are homeless.

On the other hand, a car cover might protect your nice car from other stuff, as well as cats.



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My mother uses one of those motion activated sprinkler setups to keep the squirrels away from her bird feeders. Depending on angle of approach, that might be a (much) less than lethal way to get the kitteh to find greener pastures.


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Are they using the car to reach something else?
 
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Are they using the car to reach something else?


I thought of that but moving my car to the other side of the driveway produced the same result. Nothing to reach there but the sky. But thanks for your reply.
 
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Wait. You're on a forum called SigForum asking how to keep a cat off your car?
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Isn't it amazing. If I get stumped, this is one of the first places I think of going for an answer. And it really doesn't matter what the question is. Deep in my heart, I think that someone on this forum has experienced the same thing and has the answer I need.

Can you think of an issue or topic that you're positive would stump this forum ?

I suppose medical stuff I take with a grain of salt, but I still listen...Especially if one of our doctors or pill-pushers chimes in.

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I think KurtZ66 was intimating that you should just shoot the cat. Roll Eyes


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I have never found a way to keep the SOBs off my truck or Jeep. The bastards like to sharpen their claws on the Jeep's soft top. No bueno.
 
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Cats are more likely to perch on a car because it is elevated and sometimes warm from running or the sun.

And then there is that irresitable new car smell. Smile
 
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Non lethal traps. Call animal service to come pick up the cats. Free service in our town.
 
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Sorry about your problem, but I would not rely on a car cover as I tried that one.
I parked our drive on Sat/Sun only car in the garage under a custom made car cover and found cat tracks on the car when I pulled the cover off. The only way I know is that the cats must go.
I started a car up once that was in the drive overnight and a cat was under the hood getting chewed up by the fan and fan belt. I was grief stricken.....just kidding. The neighbor had 22 cats, most were suffering from distemper or something.


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Place a bunch of the smallest sized mouse traps on the car (might want to put a beach towel down first).

Buy new traps, don't use traps that have ever been baited. They will go off, bounce around, and scare that cat. They won't catch the cat, it will not get hurt. It will just startle it.

Also works good at training the dogs to stay off the couch while you are gone.



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Put a dog on your car.
 
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Can't believe no one has suggested it yet. You need to tell the cats it's your car. So mark it with your pee.
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Sorry. It's late. Not sure how to help other than garaging it.



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If your locality has an applicable leash law, trap the cat in a havaheart trap and call animal control.
 
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I think KurtZ66 was intimating that you should just shoot the cat. Roll Eyes


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Yeah, they sleep up there because it is safe from predators.

shooting them won't help. New ones will take their place.

The mousetrap idea is good. You need something that works when you are not there. Otherwise they learn to associate the bad thing with you, and then just do it when you are not around.

could also use those scat mats I hear about. Not sure if they can be used outside.



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I think KurtZ66 was intimating that you should just shoot the cat. Roll Eyes
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Anyone who would shoot a cat- domesticated or feral- simply for being on an automobile is an amoral POS. Not my kind of people, you dig?
 
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