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Old 03-10-2014, 04:37 PM   #16
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Nope, not buying skewers. Already own plenty of bullets. I don't care if it's a wild cat or little suzy's lost pussy. If it's crapping in my garden it's dying.
But you can be right and I'll be wrong if it makes you feel better. I'm used to caving in to stubborn nonsense, I've been married for 25 years!
Good luck with your cat kabobs, and if you happen to wonder by my yard this spring don't wear your cat suit!

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Cows, chickens, lambs, pigs, deer, rabbits, etc. These things we can kill to eat and most people don't have a problem. Coyotes, fishers, weasels, etc. These critters we can kill if they're getting our livestock or pets, and most people don't have a problem. But a cat using my food garden for a toilet and an owner who couldn't care less that my family has to deal with it's filthy excrement, that critter I can't kill? Sorry buddy, my health and comfort far outweigh those of a cat every time. And one well placed bullet in the head provides near instant death, hardly cruelty. If you don't want your cat dead don't let it crap in my veggies. Pretty simple. There are a few good solutions here. Mine is only one. If the OP doesn't like mine then who cares? Pick another one. I was just offering up the one that worked for me.
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Its not about me feeling better, but if this thread has made others change their minds about being the neighbourhood pet bully then its done its job and for that ....thanks...
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Cows, chickens, lambs, pigs, deer, rabbits, etc. These things we can kill to eat and most people don't have a problem. Coyotes, fishers, weasels, etc. These critters we can kill if they're getting our livestock or pets, and most people don't have a problem. But a cat using my food garden for a toilet and an owner who couldn't care less that my family has to deal with it's filthy excrement, that critter I can't kill? Sorry buddy, my health and comfort far outweigh those of a cat every time.
And one well placed bullet in the head provides near instant death, hardly cruelty.
If you don't want your cat dead don't let it crap in my veggies. Pretty simple.
There are a few good solutions here. Mine is only one. If the OP doesn't like mine then who cares? Pick another one. I was just offering up the one that worked for me.
What you are suggesting is foolish and illegal---

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I reopened this thread with Mike's approval because I want you to understand something important about communication in a forum.

As much as I would like to address my personal feelings concerning shooting a cat, what is and isn't okay as a solution is going to vary based on where each of us live. It is 100% acceptable to offer an alternative solution but we can't decide for others what is right or wrong for them so continuing to debate that in this setting is pointless. I would however advise caution as in some areas it could certainly be a safety or legal issue.

Now let's move on....

What other solutions have been effective for this issue?
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Adopt the cats....make them family....that is what we did.
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I am not certain of all of these solutions have been addressed yet, so I am sharing these.
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtua...-out-your-yard
http://fixourferals.org/home/about/f...yards-gardens/
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:49 PM   #23
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Good links Cricket.....

We know of at least 3 people in our area who take in cats. Additionally, there are vets who offer reduced prices for spade and neuter when you take a stray to them. They pretty much do it at cost.

Only once have I turned a cat into the pound.....this bugger was the meanest tom cat ever....my daughter (5 at the time) tried to pet him...he reached up and scratched her in the eye lid.....5 stitches in that eye lid. Want to talk about pissed? Go through the experience of holding your daughter down in the emergency room while they stitch her eye lid....

He was fighting with every cat in the neighborhood. So I set a trap...caught his ass and gave him to the dog catcher. When he showed up to get him....even he remarked how mean the cat was.

But as mean as that cat was....it was still a living animal.....I'm not going to be the judge on it's fate.
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I am willing to be the sprinkler option will work. My cats used to love to tear up my shades. I picked up a little spray bottle and sent a mist at them when they reached for it and within a short time the issue was solved.
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Cats do NOT like water. We are reminded of that every time we 'try' to give them a bath.

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