I have this trouble, too. A neighbor Lady feeds the stray cats that
live in the woods and, for whatever reason, they have chosen to come
and go to her house through my yard.
I was constantly finding their poop and places they dig up in my
vegetable patch to try and bury their poop, so I sprinkled moth balls
around the vegetable patch and that seems to help reduce their
I built a trap out of wire, lumber, cutting board, string and a mouse trap.
I found directions at the library but you can probably find them on the
internet. I found out, after I built it, I could of rented traps from Animal
After I caught them I called Animal Control and they took them.
If you know who owns the cats you might tell them first.
We resolved our issues with cats but were knew who they belonged to.
We dropped a copy of the city By Laws in their mail box regarding free
roaming cats and dogs. Then we started taking the animals to humane
services. First bail out cost the owners 75.00, second time 150.00
before they decided to keep their pets indoors. As for stray cats?
trap them and bring them to humane services.
Squeaky wheel. You're having the crap bugged out of you, right? Bug the
crap out of animal control. Call them enough, and they'll come out just to
shut you up. Seriously.
No, it shouldn't have to be that way, but that's the way it is.
I called them about a dog that roams around. Mean looking dog but actually
not so bad. Problem with AC is they won't get out in time to see the
problem. I like to take care of the problem myself.
That's pretty much the way it is around here. I called them once to ask if
I could trap them, and they told me I would have to first inform my
neighbors that I was intending to trap them. Trapping can also yield a
crying, trapped animal, garnering the attention of everyone around, and I
don't want to be known as someone who does that sort of thing, or someone to
whom everyone runs with accusations when their precious little fluffy goes
I have to live here, after all, and humans are unpredictable creatures,
especially when they have somewhere to point their bony little fingers at.
So, I'm looking at behavior modification, either via electricity or, as was
suggested water. I like the water idea, but this being winter, and it being
prone to freezing around here, I'm leaning towards going with electricity.
Plus, the ground is wet, so there is a good ground.
Would love to hear if anyone else has had success with that method.
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