My neighbors cat came into our house and killed our birds UPDATE
We have/had three finches. I ran downstairs when I heard a bang. I walk into the kitchen to find the neighbors cat with one bird in her mouth one dead next to her. The other one we later found luckily still alive
I was confused as to why my neighbors cat was in my house. I took some pictures before getting the cat to go into the garage.
I still have no clue how the cat got into the house.
I went over to my neighbors house and banged on the door. They said there was no way their cat would do that but the pictures didnt lie.
I am so upset. I am glad one of my finches survived but the other two are gone. Not only did I love them but I also spent some money on them.
My neighbor didnt even apologize. She just said "well cats eat birds"...I just want to scream at her...cats should not go into someones house and eat birds. I understand she didnt physically make her cat do it but she could have prevented it by keeping her cat inside or at least she could have apologized
DH says we should tell her we want the money we spent on the birds back but idk if that would just cause more drama
ETA: My neighbor is in the wrong. I am going to ask her nicely for the money if not we will take her to court. The birds were about $150 each so $300. I know for some that is not a lot of money but for me it is and I actually saved up money just to get them
Pest control came and confirmed that there was no way into our house besides the doors and windows. All our windows have safety mechanisms so it must have been the door that the cat opened. Most likely the back door as that shuts itself. We got different door handles that are more animal proof.
We asked about the chances of a wild animal doing the same thing and based on where we live, while it is not impossible, it is unlikely that a wild animal here would open the door. Which makes sense as I have lived in this house for about 50 years and we never had an issue with one wild animal in out house.
Update 2: My neighbor came to apologize and paid for the finches. Apparently she met with he lawyer and the lawyer told her she is in the wrong