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Old 02-25-2008, 01:16 PM   #31
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One of my neighbors at my old residence use to set out cat traps. He actually got them from the animal control office in town.... So he would catch them in these cages by putting tuna in them then take them to the animal control building.
My neighbor used cat traps, but he would not take them to animal control; he would drive about 45 minutes out into the country and set the free out on the plains.

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Old 02-25-2008, 01:39 PM   #32
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My neighbor used cat traps, but he would not take them to animal control; he would drive about 45 minutes out into the country and set the free out on the plains.

Ya, I understand some people will argue that animal control will just destroy them. But since this is a residential problem there is a chance those cats are declawed and not fit to survive out in the wild. Not to mention taking your neighbors cats and dumping them an hour away might get you into legal trouble if they found out. Taking them to the proper place is the best thing to do and not get in trouble.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #33
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Responsible cat owners newter and spay their cats. It is impossible to keep cats inside a yard or out of your neighbors. If your neighbors dog can be heard in your yard, then your cat has every right to silently invade theirs. By the way, they are smart enough not to get in harms way. Show me a dog that smart.

My cats have never caused any grief for anyone, my neighbors dogs, on the other hand never stop barking. There should be a fine per bark paid to every annoyed/violated neighbor. In spite of my neighbors dogs, we get along fine and they kid me about my cat daring thier dogs to cross the fence. I think they wish they had Smoky as their own.

Dog owners, get a clue. I don't have anything against dogs, until their noise invades my solitude.

Even dog owners get annoyed at their neighbors dogs that won't let them sleep or watch TV undisturbed. Cats don't bother anyone. Duh...

Show me a dog you can leave alone in a house for 5 days while you are on vacation. My cats are fine with food, water and a place to go. Dogs are so stupid they will eat everything the first day, turn over their water then crap on the rug.

It's just a matter of time before more dogs are banned. Between noise abatement and attacks on people there is no comparison between cats and dogs.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:42 PM   #34
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Whoa Dr Dave, everything will be ok!

No one is saying cats are horrible. I happen to have 2 of my own and a dog! Dogs can be super annoying, I have issues with my neighbor leaving his out and they bark all night! But even if you think the noise issue makes it equal to another persons animal coming onto your property I would say your sadly mistaken. Our laws here prohibit ANY animal from being out of your property if not leashed. That goes for silent cats aswell. I also have to admit in the past I have had problems with neighbor cats doing anything but be cute and silent. They would get into my yard and fight all hours of the night. (which sounds just as disturbing as a dog bark) They also would kill tons of birds and other small animals and leave them on my porch and patio. I also had them digging into my flower area, they uprooted some of my plants and even started using it as a litter box.

Anyhow the point is everyone should keep their animals on their property. You say a cat owner cant do that? Then keep them indoors. Atleast then your not breaking the law and causing extra headaches for some people. I love my cats and dog, but I keep them all inside where they belong.

My wife wanted me to add this, barking dogs don't also damage property. Such as scratches on their vehicles which I had forgot one of our neighbors had. And they use to get into our trash and drag the crap all over the curb on trash nights. I would take barking dogs anyday then have to deal with property damage and a messy cleanup!

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Our cats are brought in at twilight. They are never out after dark. They remain in while we are at work and anxiously await our arrival home to get their hour or 3 outdoors before they are called in for the evening. I wish my neighbor would leave his dogs out so the coyotes would get them. Every night we listen to the howl and yipping of a pack that is here every night. They go crazy when they make a kill.

Some moron must have wrote the laws on cats not being able to leave your property. Only an idiot would believe they can be contained.

What city has this law? I will make sure I never live anywhere near where cretons are making laws.
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Our cats are brought in at twilight. They are never out after dark. They remain in while we are at work and anxiously await our arrival home to get their hour or 3 outdoors before they are called in for the evening. I wish my neighbor would leave his dogs out so the coyotes would get them. Every night we listen to the howl and yipping of a pack that is here every night. They go crazy when they make a kill.

Some moron must have wrote the laws on cats not being able to leave your property. Only an idiot would believe they can be contained.

What city has this law? I will make sure I never live anywhere near where cretons are making laws.
I believe the ordinance for having all animals leashed while off their property is pretty much in effect in every major city in the united states. Outside of that you do sound like you take more care and precautions with your cats then the average cat owner and I applaud that. Also I don't mean to defend our cities laws but I am sure the idiot who came up with the idea didn't do so on the fact he though a cat would stay in its own yard. I would bet its just the simple fact thats whats yours , dogs, cats, horses, ect. Stay on your property period.

Its ok if you don't agree with some laws, I don't agree with some either.
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I would be interested in knowing what major cities have leash laws for cats. I personally don't believe they exist in any major city. A major city is defined as having 1,000,000 or more people.

By the way, thank you for your patient and civil comments. I get really worked up over the cat haters that really don't have a clue as to how loving and cool cats are if you treat them right.

We have people here who set fire to them and run them down on the roads. They just better hope I never catch them.
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I think I need to clarify what I meant by leash laws for cats. Here where I live and my previous two residences we had what is called a "nuisance law" that was enforced against the cat owners. Since both you and I agree a leash law is impossible since cats general go insane on a leash. A cat simply stepping into your yard can be considered a nuisance by the property owner. It doesn't even have to commit any property damage. At this point you contact animal control and report the problem. They will come out and warn the owner to keep the cat off this particular persons property. Ya I know impossible to do again. So when they cat comes back as it will then they can seize the cat and fine the owner. It pretty much at that point forces the owner to keep the cat inside 24/7 or further fines are enforced.

So thats what I meant by a "leash" law. More or less anything anyone owns that ends up on your property where I live has to be kept off or removed by the owner or they face this law. This goes for trash, tree branches, animals, even children!


I did do a search before posting and got tons of reports coming up across the country by cities enforcing the nuisance law. I know you don't agree with it, but I feel its a good idea to atleast protect home owners from having anything end up on their property they don't want. To be honest with you I have had a neighbors cat end up on my deck in my new house. I gave it some chicken. My dog pretty much keeps the yard clear though otherwise.
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If you want a cat then live where they can live, in the country. I don't live in town so I have a cat pen where they can go outside during the day. They would get killed on the road if loose. The pen is attached to the house and a trap door to keep them in at night. I made the pen of 1 1/2 inch pvc pipe with top rail of chain link fence inserted inside the pvc to give it support. You can cut and glue it to any desired shape or size. I made it tall enough so I could get inside to cut the grass. I used 2x2 inch woven wire to cover it. I made a concrete base as they might try to dig out. Mine is about 12x12 feet. My cats are used to it and don't try to get out and enjoy it. It is about 5 years old and I have done no repairs yet. Since it is 12 feet across you will need a couple supports over the top or the wire will sag.
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Cats hate citrus smells. Can you wash your car in something lemony???

Failing that, run over the damn thing!!
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Cats hate citrus smells. Can you wash your car in something lemony???

Failing that, run over the damn thing!!

Well I doubt the scent would stick around long enough to do anything even if they don't like lemons.
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Our cats will climb up the extension, into the windows and get the beds it jumps on all muddly. Very annoying! Did you manage to sort the problem?
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...then your cat has every right to silently invade theirs.
Wrong. Regardless of what else transpires, no one should have to put up with a neighbor's animal trespassing on their property and causing a nuisance.
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I don't have anything against dogs, until their noise invades my solitude.
I see that you agree with me on a different aspect of the same issue. No one should have to put up with irritation from an animal that they don't own. The fault lies with negligent, inconsiderate owners that let their pets roam free. Where do you think they go when they leave your property? Someone else's property, that's where. And why should that someone be forced to play host to your animal? They shouldn't, period.
I would suggest talking to the neighbor who owns the animal first. I know that if a pet of mine was giving a neighbor grief, I'd want to do something about it. What can I say, I guess I have more consideration for others than people who feel that their animal has more right to my property than I do.
If that doesn't work, then it is they who have forced you to make the next decision: to live with the problem or not.
I choose not. I recently had an issue with what I thought was a stray cat in my yard. I called animal control and they recommended that I catch it with a humane trap and call them to come pick it up. Once the animal was in the trap and waiting for pickup, my neighbor came over and informed me it was his. He apologized profusely for any trouble the animal had caused and assured me I wouldn't have any more trouble with him. He made good on his promise and I really appreciated that. That's called being a responsible human being in my book. That's what I try to be and I expect no less from my neighbors. It's a matter of respect, pure and simple.

BTW, I have a cat. An indoor cat. Why do we keep him inside? So he doesn't bother the neighbors and so he doesn't get hit by a car. All responsibilities fulfilled here. No problems with the neighbors and I know my cat's safe at all times.


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