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Stupid cats! I need help please
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Butch    Posted 08-09-2004 at 09:03:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello again, Butch the lurker here again with another question for the all knowledgables here. I have owned a garage in town for several years. Beside the shop there is a gravel-dirt lot about 60 x 30. For some unknown reason the lot has recently become the crapping zone for the entire neghborhood cat nation. I know all the cats belonging to folks next door and I have cats coming from everywhere just to crap on my lot, so many that it is starting to stink, not to mention the fact it cant be walked across without stepping in it. Remember this is in town, 12 ga gets me free meals for a spell, how the heck do I repell the darned things?


Friendly Fire    Posted 08-09-2004 at 17:46:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
If they are peoples pets, then they should be kept in the house and not running loose. A few dishes of antifreeze left sitting out can solve a lot of cat problems.


KellyGa    Posted 08-09-2004 at 18:33:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
But antifreeze kills everything. I can say, my cats are indoor cats, for the simple reason that they get into too much trouble if they are outside. I had one cat one time that would not be tamed though. She still lived to be 10, and brought many a headless rat, mole, vole, mouse, you name it. She was a great mouser.

I know a lot of people let their cats out, but cats have a will and minds of their own, and a cat is gonna do what a cat is gonna do, and if not fixed, he/she will wander. Doesn't make it right, its the owners fault, not the cats. I have a motto, there are no bad dogs/pets, just bad owners.

I can think of a lot of other ways to get rid of them than poisoning them. What happens if they crawl up in a hole on the property and die, thats going to drive customers away for sure, that dead smell. :(


Late Posting, Got One For    Posted 08-09-2004 at 14:24:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dad tried everything to keep the cats out of the flower beds. He even tried rat traps. Then, an old timer friend of his told him to collect his...ahem...urine...and sprinkle it around the flower beds. He hasn't had a problem since. Of course, you would have to do it after a rain, but it sure did work for my dad. :)

KellyGa


Butch    Posted 08-09-2004 at 13:49:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, I knew you people would have some home remedys. Don't want to shoot'em Tex, not that I am against shooting stray cays but this is in town and peoples pets. One problem is I dont live there. I have never seen cats in mass choose a crapping site like this, kinda wierd.


Maggie/TX    Posted 08-09-2004 at 12:46:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Butch, is this lot your property? If it is, the best way to keep the cats from using it is to first clean up all you can find of "where" they have been already, then have a fresh load of gravel or rock spread on top. Cats will go where they smell the place has been used before, and use right next to it. Also, cats like a comfy spot where they can scratch dirt or sand over what they have just done. If they can't scratch a comfy spot, they will look elsewhere.


Texas    Posted 08-09-2004 at 11:56:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
CCI makes a sweet little .22 short called CB Caps.
Silent and good out to 50 yards.

Or you can try mixing red pepper in water and spray the whole area. It will smell like a coonass crawfish boil but that beats cat crap.


buck    Posted 08-09-2004 at 09:27:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

Get you a dog that doesn't like cats.


DD    Posted 08-09-2004 at 09:14:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Scatter mothballs......heavily : )


deadcarp    Posted 08-09-2004 at 09:13:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
They make a cat-repellent spray that costs about $6. We got a can from the vet when our kitten was teething and started to gnaw on electrical cords. I never tasted it but it even works for grandkids! :)


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