We actually have leash laws where we live. And even if I could, I wouldn't let our dogs run free. It's not safe. So why do some cat owners think it's OK for their cats to go wherever they want? Even cats who have been declawed?! In the past 2 days alone, I've had to deal with neighborhood cats coming in our yard, hissing at me, at our dog & even fighting in our bushes. I'm sick of it. I put out bread for the birds, but am worried the damn cats will think that's the dinner bell for them.
Any non-lethal solutions to this problem?
Answer by PandaGwen at 9:46 AM on Aug. 3, 2013
1. Cats always come back to the same place to poop. Sprinkle some chili pepper where they do it.
2. Put short lengths of hose in your plants. The idea is that cats take them for snakes and steer away.
3. Soda bottles. Large ones. Fill them 3/4 with water and place in your garden. The glinting of the sun on the water+plastic scares cats.
PS - your neigbour is crazy letting an unclawed cat outdoors. The poor animal can't defend itself and can't climb to get away. Not only that but the amputation it had makes it difficult for it to leap in an emergency ...
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