There was an AC truck pulled over on a street near my street one day.
I stopped and asked the lady to drive by my house two blocks away and
hear the constantly barking dog. Shell tells me to call the office,
blah, blah... I had already filed a formal complaint.
A waste of tax dollars, IMO.
Don't waste your time. I had a dog that barked all night when his owner was
at work. They won't do a thing unless you have the animal trapped on YOUR
It all depends on your relationship with your neighbors. If you like them,
talk to them. They MAY keep the cats at home. Step two, trap the cat, take
it over and give it to them, and tell them next time you will take it to
animal control. Step three, if no compliance, take it to animal control.
Step four, take it to a local creek and give it a five minute soak.
When my garden was visited too much by squirrels, I shot one and
a small gallows and hung the dead squirrel from it where it could be
seen by the
others. That worked very well..
I not suggesting that you kill one of the cats. I think if you
find some already
dead animal and hang it up,it might serve as a good deterrent....
..... it also works well on Mexicans......
Much same with squirrels. My Dad tried trap and release. One
friend of Dad's, a military vet (and lives in the country)
tried reducing his squirrel population with a rimfire rifle.
Gave up after 300 squirrels. Of course, if you like squirrel
recipes, that's a food source.
In areas with spikes in population of ferals, one thing that has worked
to at least stabilize the population is catch, neuter, and release.
Keeps the birth rate down. Expensive, though. And I imagine the ear
notches (so they don't keep trapping the same cats) piss off the cats.
One of the neighbors. There's one guy a couple houses away who has owned
unfixed males in the past, "rescue" cats. He's a nice guy, and to be honest
I don't mind cats on the property (they keep the mice away), but I draw the
line at being okay with their various excretions.
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