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