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What would you do about cats, that you don't know..

  1. lucybell21 profile image80
    lucybell21posted 5 years ago

    What would you do about cats, that you don't know..

    How would I deter all the neighborhood cats from coming into my yard? I do have a cat of my own, and she has been fixed. I was sitting on my porch tonite & 3 cats just came up to me, like they were my best friend... Humm..

  2. Cat R profile image73
    Cat Rposted 5 years ago

    Maybe you are. I personally would see it as a sign of trust and a gift. But I am used to having more than one cat around me all the time.

    Not sure how to deter them. I never tried.

  3. Michelle Keiper profile image60
    Michelle Keiperposted 5 years ago

    I am not sure how to stop them from coming back except do not feed them or they are yours forever.

  4. ptosis profile image71
    ptosisposted 5 years ago


    Food must be involved. You don't leave cat food for them outside do you?

    I'm a dog person, so whenever I see a stray feral cat - I hiss at them. My little doggie goes nuts every time I hiss - he thinks he is a lion hunter.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What kind of dog is that? He looks kind of like my pugsund. Is he part pug?

    2. ptosis profile image71
      ptosisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a Chug - Chug (1/4 Pug / 3/4 Chihuahua mix) - and his name is Chugs or Chuggers

  5. landscapeartist profile image76
    landscapeartistposted 5 years ago

    We live out in the country so we have quite alot of barn cats and strays.  They come into the yard and rip through the garbage and piss on stuff.  Two years ago, I left my door open while I was bringing in food and a mangy looking stray got into the house.  I told my boyfriend and he thought I was nuts until my dog Drake ventured inside and saw it.  It went snaky and climbed up the walls and my curtains trying to get away.
    Strays are not a good thing to have around especially when you have small kids around.  During the summer, the area is always at high risk for rabies.  Cats are one of the worst to have them because on the norm, they go for the face.  A rabid cat will sit up in the tree and wait.  You never know which direction they are coming from. 
    People around here don't play games when it comes to stray cats.  They are quite different than barn cats because there is little to no interaction with humans.  They can be vicious so, many shoot them when they see them.  It may seem mean to some, but, when it comes to protecting your family, people around here don't play games.
    It's not hard to tell the difference between a stray and a cat that has just wondered away from home.  Their demeanor for one is duly noted.  We have one stray here that someone dropped off.  She is quite friendly and has become somewhat of a mascot between the neighbors here.  Everyone takes care of her.  She doesn't bother the garbage when its out, nor does she hiss, bite, or scratch.

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, This is a dilemma we all face at times. I'm an animal Lover, So I do the wrong thing. I feed them. I could "Never" call Animal control because that is almost sure death for an adult cat. Out of all the one's I have fed only one comes back maybe twice a week. Spayed and Neutered is the "Answer".

  7. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    Spray them with water if you don't want them around. Most cats hate water, and as others have mentioned, don't leave food out.

  8. jennzie profile image82
    jennzieposted 5 years ago

    We have stray cats come to our house, and we enjoy it since we are animal lovers so we do feed them. But I agree with others on here that you should make sure you don't leave any food outside if you don't want them around.