Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Dec 28, 2012.
Only trade off is a backyard smelling like rotten eggs.
Probably keep the birds away too.
Keep everyone away. :gassy1:
Well, from my experience, get a travel kennel cage, put the cat in it and take it to the vet. Make sure you have to wait in the waiting area a good 30 minutes and then make sure the vet gives the cat at least one shot after a thorough examination of its ears. Then put the cat back into the kennel, drive home on the bumpiest roads you can find. When you get home let the cat out.
I have found that cats will avoid kennel cages at all cost after that and maybe even you to some degree. For added protection, go buy a few more travel kennel cages and place them strategically around your house and yard.
A paintball gun might works really well on dogs. Should do the job on cats too.
That's actually illegal in most states for both the shooting part as well as the paint part.
Honestly, if you must do something to the cats, a water hose works wonders without harming the animals.
I live in TN. We can shoot about anything we want.
2 cups white vinegar
1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 or 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 or 3 pepper (small skinny hot ones)
2 or 3 drops of concentrated dish washing liquid
Water to fill bottle
leave bottle out to make unpleasant smell. You can also spray cats with this although water works just fine. Citronella works. Boil orange peels in water and pour along fence. You have to do this regularly.
Upside down mouse traps work around the feeders. There are electronic sounders above the sound of humans and outside the range of birds which works on most cats.
An upside down cone on the feeder pole works although squirrels get around it somehow.
Don't harm the cats as this could create legal problems for you. Cats don't usually eat poison but other creatures do.
Learn something new everyday. I've never tried it myself, just heard it suggested before. I do know my cats vanish when they hear the noise of a spray bottle tho.
Sounds like an awful lot of work to keep the cats out.
How about the owners of the cats do something about them or the city does.
I don't know about the legality of it, but my dad had this same problem back in the day. He went and rented cat traps from the SPCA and trapped the cats when they came on our property and drove them in to the pound and then called the neighbors to let them know where they were. The neighbors took more interest in where their pets went after that.
Thank you for posting first.
My short answer is Saturday your local PetsMart and Petco is going to have pet rescue groups all over - visit and pick their brains. Also search for www.petfinder.org, Google other local rescues for advise this issue.
One of the reasons US pet rescues require a contract cats be indoors-only is this one, plus roadkills, they become homeless again, disease from other animals....
Check out points 3, 4, 10 here > http://fixourferals.org/home/?page_id=83
I bet you like this cat in your general neighborhood (I was assuming you still lived in Cajun country - Geoux Tigers!)....when my orange 20-pound Maine Coon grows up he wants to be like Mike the Tiger.
If you are from Louisiana Tech forget I said this
Also check out jobberone's posts.
...postal and do something you will regret consider a trap. Take the cats to the local shelter and give your neighbours a chance to be more attentive to their pets.
It's not the cats who are the problem, but rather your humans.
You can try the concoctions that others have suggested, but from my personal experience as an owner of (4) cats it doesn't work.
Never worked on the farm and would possibly have limited efficacy in your neighbourhood.
You have make alot of the odorous stew and keep it fresh. Too much work in my opinion.
^ agreed, the neighbors are the real problem.
If you know who they are, talk to them.
If they don't have tags on their cats, they are definitely irresponsible....in Texas at least pounds will attempt to contact the owner and not put them down for 10 days - no tags and they could be put down in 72 hours.
My cat on occasion will kill a bird and bring it inside and leave it on thre floor by my recliner. As a present for me. Good boy! I really hate birds.
Sneak over to the neighbors' and load their pc with illegal cat porn, then call authorities. The cats can't resist the stuff... especially while on catnip...
Here is an actual photo taken during a recent raid... this guy is now serving 12-20...
You can thank me later...
Has anyone suggested a chat w the thoughtless neighbors? You probably won't persuade them w your bird watching proclivities, but emphasize dangers their cats face by auto traffic, dog/coyote attacks, territorial set-tos with other cats, and especially communicable diseases which they can bring home to the maroons who own said cat. This is what i'd do and to be candid here, being a little wild-eyed and frothy about the mouth can be very effective. Trust me on this...
Talked to one of the neighbors today. Told him that his cat was continuing to come into my yard and kill birds but also taking a crap in my driveway.
He said "Well, that's what cats do." I told him that the next time his cat is on my property I'm gonna do what people with guns do. The guy was being such an butt. I tried to reason with him be he didn't seem to care.
I told him if he loves his cat he better keep it inside the house. And if I see it in the road when I am driving out of the gates I probably won't slow down or swerve.
I didn't see the other neighbor but they are much more reasonable. Plus they have lived here for a lot longer. This other yahoo only moved in this past Spring.
I really don't mean to sound like a hard case about this but just the fact that he didn't care that the cat craps on my drive way irritated me.
Something tells me his cat won't be seen outside for a while. And if it is on seen on my property it's gonna disappear. Fast.
If you are going to own pets, control them. If you don't, you don't deserve to have one.
Oh I explained to him the dangers his cat faces.
Like you, I hate cats.
22 shorts work really well.
You could trap the cats, but then you have to do something with it once you trap it - and there is a chance it will be back.
Really the only thing cats are good for is target practice.