LoginRegister



Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Help with neighbor's cats
05-04-2013, 09:15 AM,
#1
trishgl Offline
Junior Member

**


Posts: 94
Threads: 5
Joined: 02-27-2013
Reputation: 0
Help with neighbor's cats
My neighbor has cats that cross our fence and fights with my cat. Is there a way to keep them out that isn't harmful to my cat? I've tried to talk to my neighbor about keeping her cats in her home but I've had no luck there.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
06-07-2013, 12:39 PM,
#2
maelstrom Offline
Junior Member

**


Posts: 31
Threads: 5
Joined: 05-30-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Help with neighbor's cats
Hm. This certainly does sound like a problem. I don't know if there's any real way to keep their cat from crossing over into your yard short of your neighbors intervention or your own. Is there a routine their cats follow, like rub against certain things? It sounds like a territory issue to me, their cats want your cat's turf.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
06-08-2013, 12:37 PM,
#3
PMom Offline
New Member



Posts: 14
Threads: 3
Joined: 12-15-2012
Reputation: 0
RE: Help with neighbor's cats
Unfortunately, you'll probably have to keep your cat indoors to avoid fights.

One way to give your cat the outdoor experience without the dangers of fights is to build an aviary-type structure, so your cat can sit outside, but in a large, wire-enclosed cage. If you have a convenient spot, you can build it up against the house so your cat can go in and out via a window or cat door. A screened porch is also a viable alternative, although you might need chicken wire over the screens to prevent the cat from pushing the screening out in a corner and escaping.

Once your own cat is contained, there are motion-activated sprinklers that might discourage the neighbors' cats from entering your yard.

Good luck to you.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
07-10-2013, 09:22 PM,
#4
belgianwriter Offline
New Member



Posts: 14
Threads: 2
Joined: 07-08-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Help with neighbor's cats
This really is a tough question indeed. I cannot think of something that would adequately keep the neighbour's cat out and would not interfere with your cat in the process.

I know cats do not like pepper. I have known people to put some pepper on their porch to keep cats away. Putting pepper near the fence would not be a good idea because it would also affect your cat. In fact, I am not so sure I am in favour of this method.

Building a cage like structure in your garden seems like a lot of trouble to go through. I was wondering if that would be worth the trouble because what would you do when your cat does not like it?

Keeping your cat indoors is not always an option either because why should you keep your cat indoors when the cats next door are the aggressive ones? Secondly not everybody is able to keep a cat indoors because of various reasons. Is there enough room? Does a familymember suffer from cat allergy?

When your neighbours persists to be unresponsive, maybe you should consider reporting to the RSPCA?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
07-11-2013, 07:11 AM,
#5
byrder7789 Offline
Registered



Posts: 1
Threads: 0
Joined: 07-09-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Help with neighbor's cats
Have all the cats been spayed and neutered? Altering the cats may really cut down on the kitty drama and the need to defend a certain territory. Are you leaving your cat's food out or growing catnip in your yard? These will definitely encourage other cats to head on over and enjoy the spoils. If they aren't actually physically fighting I wouldn't worry to much. My cat hisses and postures all the time to show he's the top cat in the neighborhood, even though he is safely confined. We have a chain link fence with the cat fence-in on top to keep Sable in his own yard to keep other critters out. You can read about it at http://www.catfencein.com/. You could probably make a cheaper version of your own without to much fuss.

Good luck to you! I know how frustrating it can be when dealing with neighbors and their pets.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
07-11-2013, 10:40 AM,
#6
mscuban Offline
New Member



Posts: 17
Threads: 3
Joined: 07-09-2013
Reputation: 0
RE: Help with neighbor's cats
I agree with belgianwriter. If your neighbors consistently fails to respond, you can report them. Unless your cat is docile, keeping her/him indoors permanently may not be a great option. Talk to your neighbor and let them know that if they don't attempt to remedy the problem and cooperate that it will leave you no choice but report it. Boundaries needs to be respected.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Cats in Cars Novelangel 10 1,484 02-09-2017, 11:20 AM
Last Post: Rhonda Crawford
  Cats and Relaxing Sounds Novelangel 6 965 10-10-2016, 10:47 PM
Last Post: Loro
  Leash Cats: Doable? Bloomsie 14 1,842 08-24-2016, 06:04 AM
Last Post: rz3300
  How music affects cats Happyflowerlady 12 2,123 08-24-2016, 05:05 AM
Last Post: rz3300
  Cats Who Watch TV Novelangel 3 896 08-24-2016, 04:44 AM
Last Post: rz3300
  Any Experience With Mouse Catching Cats? HillCritters 5 948 08-23-2016, 01:24 AM
Last Post: rz3300
Photo My husband hates cats???? Meowmie 8 4,179 08-23-2016, 12:49 AM
Last Post: rz3300
  How Many Cats Have You Ever Had At One Time? KittyReeves 19 3,813 06-07-2016, 08:18 PM
Last Post: Novelangel
  Some cats are stressed by being petted. Happyflowerlady 16 3,043 05-28-2016, 08:51 PM
Last Post: Novelangel
  De-clawing Cats nailah783 6 1,435 05-27-2016, 01:08 PM
Last Post: CatCuddler57
  Adopting two cats? mabatbai 6 1,629 04-18-2016, 02:09 AM
Last Post: remnant
  Looking for helpful hints to help deal with cats claws KerriFL 4 1,825 11-24-2015, 05:59 AM
Last Post: nailah783
  Retirement Funds for Cats Bloomsie 6 1,228 11-16-2015, 01:13 PM
Last Post: KerriFL
  How do You Care for Female Cats on Their Period? Bloomsie 0 1,192 05-08-2015, 09:34 PM
Last Post: Bloomsie
Rainbow Why Cats Like Boxes PrideKidd 6 1,713 04-09-2015, 01:44 AM
Last Post: Happyflowerlady

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Contact Us | Pets Keepers Guide | Return to Top | | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication| Rules & Privacy | Advertise Here