View Full Version : Help with neighbour's cats!
08-14-2007, 10:36 PM
I have new neighbours that moved in next door in May. They have two young cats that they let run loose and they are driving me crazy. They are digging in my flower beds, yowling outside my window all night long when the owners are away, and now the youngest (still a kitten practically) is actually pouncing on my children when they are playing in the yard.
Yesterday this cat jumped out of the trees at my son while he was on the swings and pounced on both boys while they were playing in the sandbox... How do I discourage these cats from coming into my yard? Is there something I can sprinkle in the flower beds and around the fences to deter them?
08-15-2007, 05:24 AM
live trap them
08-15-2007, 07:11 AM
live trap them will catch them but I don't think this will deter them. Some people insist spraying them with water will deter them but I have never seen that work. My best advice is talk to the neighbors and if they don't do something about it call animal control.
I have 3 cats only one goes outside. My outside cat is a free roaming cat I have talked to my neighbors and made it very clear to them if she is a neusance then they are to tell me and I will figure something else out. The only reason she is a free roaming cat is because she was a stray as a kitten and I have never been able to keep her inside. It was the owners before her that made her an outdoor cat. My cat has killed many mice she is actually leaving them as trophies for my neighbor. He actually likes this free service. He leaves his garage open for her to investigate. She has even killed a baby rat which the neighbors are enjoying. Free pest control. But I can see why if a cat is jumping all over your children you would be upset. I say talk to the neighbor and if that doesn't work call animal control or catch the cat yourself and take it up to the humane society tell them you found a stray which keeps pouncing on your children.
08-15-2007, 10:48 AM
There is now a bylaw preventing cats from running at large. You can call the Humane Society, they will likely talk to the owners, or you can live trap them, and bring them up to the shelter. The people will have to pay to get them back.
08-15-2007, 10:55 AM
Tutones are the cats on the tiny side, one is grey the other black with white paws. I have been having in the last few weeks two small cats coming over here and there is also an orange adult cat hanging around. They like to come right up to you for attention and they meow ALOT. I believe i am around the corner from you that is why I ask.
08-15-2007, 11:10 AM
Yes, one is a smokey grey kitten -used to have a bell around it's neck but it is gone now- about 6 months old. The other is an adult orange . I am quite a way down near Connaught. I know the orange cat belongs to my neighbour because I've seen him in the windows. Not sure about the grey one though. I know where you live and I've seen these cats as far down as the apartments behind St. Veronica's so they really roam...
08-15-2007, 11:20 AM
Yup the grey and orange ones are the ones that have been here. The grey one I called it in because it is extremely skinny like it has not been feed in a long time. THey could not come till sometime the next day and I could not bring it in my house. The orange one doesnt come to me at all. It comes around only once in a blue moon.
There is also a small black one with white paws the same size as the grey one that comes on my steps every couple of days. Because there is no air at the front of the house I leave my front door open to let air through. I don't have a screen door so they seem to come around a lot and sit on my step when the door is open. Not one has attempted yet to come in the house.
08-15-2007, 12:50 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> How do I discourage these cats from coming into my yard?</div></div>
A good boot in the arse might help(either the cats or the owners...your choice)
08-15-2007, 04:52 PM
They don't sound very houseworthy,,,,need the humane society involved.
08-15-2007, 05:56 PM
My only problem with calling the H.S. is that if people don't watch out for their cats, whats the chance that they will pay to get them back.
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