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Left behind cats
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bob ny    Posted 11-28-2004 at 09:09:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
ther is a campground that leases land to campers to leave thier trailers all year long. thats not all they leave when they go back to the city they leave CATS CATS and more CATS , we end up with them the humane sociaty says cats are not considered domestic animals so they are not controled i am tired fighting with my wife about shooting the cats but they are a pain where a pill won't reach need some suggestion help


Quint    Posted 11-29-2004 at 11:57:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cats are incredibly skillful hunters and will decimate the local wildlife population. Shoot or otherwise eliminate them as soon as possible.

We also have trouble with own folks dropping off unwanted pet animals. Oh that nice farmer would want our cat or dog and ti will be happy there where they have room to run and play. Well it ain't happening that way folks. If the animal doesn't get ran over, starved or otherwise killed by its circumstances it will be shot and killed by the farmer and tossed into a pit of lime dug for this very purpose. On heavy breeding and dumping years some folks have been known to have to dig 2 or more.

Yeah cats are a pain but wait until people start dumping rottweilers they can't control and are afraid of. I advise leaving the .22 rimfire on the rack and pack something much heavier. I have had good luck with 5.56x45 BitzKing Cor-Bon loads from the trust AR clone in M-4 configuration which is my "farm gun". I also started packing the .45 Glock (also with Cor-Bon loads) everywhere not only for thee vicious dogs that get dropped off but in case any crazed meth junkies out stealing stuff or hunting the Great White Buffalo (anhydrous tanks).


Burrhead    Posted 11-28-2004 at 19:15:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
count yer blessings Bob. They're low cholesterol and if you stir fry them kitties with a little onion and bell pepper they taste like chicken plus that there's no expense if you call them up and knockum in the head..


Dangit, Burr!!!    Posted 11-29-2004 at 08:13:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
We don't need no more Chinese resterants 'round here!


RN    Posted 11-29-2004 at 18:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
French resturant rabbit stew?


puldeau    Posted 11-28-2004 at 17:42:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
love them cats. he he had the simular problem here. wife had her bird feeders to watch the birds. one morning we walked out on front porch and a big cat had caught a bird under her feeder and was having a feast. before that, wife was against killing most any thing that wasnt edible.think that really changed her mind quickly.next i heard the 4 wheeler start, and our 'SIC UM' dog came from back of house and the chase was on for sure. mammie yoakum, 410 shotgun, 4 wheeler and dog were in hot pursuit. poor cat went up the second tree he passed gettin outa there and that was his first and last mistake. after the dust settled and the excitement was over, wife said she had all the cats presence she needed for a while


ron,ar    Posted 11-28-2004 at 17:13:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
you already know what to do, you just want someone's permission. Ok, here it is, you have my permission to shoot them, all of them, and when you get through, come on down and shoot these in my back yard. After your wife gets tired of them "marking" everything and leaving their tracks and stink everywhere she will eventually give you her permission as well. Or she might even do what my wife did. She was against me shooting cats, at first that is. Now she wants a new stronger pellet gun to help me shoot them. She came around and your wife will too:^)


SusieQ    Posted 11-28-2004 at 13:46:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
What is really sad is the irresponsible pet owners, that decides they want a cat or a dog or some other pet, then when the pets become too much of a burden, they discard them, Having pets neutered/spayed is a responsible pet owners job, heaven forbid, most humans take care not to reproduce a dozen or more children, this is one subject that torks my short nerve. Dumping pets.


DD    Posted 11-28-2004 at 11:58:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've never done it but have heard of folks putting out a pan of Antifreeze and heard that critters can't resist taking a drink of it and that'll do it. Just have to make sure all your own critters are locked up because they can't resist it either ; )


jeanette    Posted 11-28-2004 at 12:14:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
drinking anti-freeze is an agonizing way for cats to die, if you've ever seen it you would not do it!! it is cruel


JB    Posted 11-28-2004 at 12:49:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right on that antifreeze being a cruel thing. I'd rather see them shot. I had a friend whose German Shepherd got into antifreeze, and went through pure agony before dying.. including lying in a pool of blood. Don't ever do that or recommend it, please.


DD    Posted 11-28-2004 at 12:56:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, before I get pounded on the haid anymore I opened my mouth and inserted my foot. I thought I'd made it clear that I'd never done this but had only heard of it. I'd not heard of what it did and now I know. Like I said, I Apologize if I offended anyone. Hope everyone has a good rest of the day : )


DD    Posted 11-28-2004 at 12:27:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've never done that Jeanette, I wouldn't. I was just passing along information and I'm Sorry if it upset you : )


jeanette    Posted 11-28-2004 at 14:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh i know DD i didn't mean to come on so strong, i wasn't upset with you i was just upset by this whole tread, about the pure evil that is in the world.


Cindi    Posted 11-28-2004 at 11:53:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
There is only one way I know of and it's not pretty. Any cat that is left alive to roam will beget more cats. The offspring will be TRUE FERAL CATS. Cats are one of the few animals that can be pret near starved to death and still reproduce. Even if you take them to the pound, eventually they are going to put them to sleep. But by then you are running yourself crazy catching them and toting them only to come to the same end anyway. Hone up on your marksmanship.

As far as I'm concerned the humane thing to do is put them down, quickly and efficiently.


tacon1    Posted 11-28-2004 at 11:31:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have the problem of people dropping off unwanted cats in our area too. Unfortunatly, being off the beaten path, they aren't caught. Here in California, it's a $1000 fine, six months in jail, or both.


KatG    Posted 11-28-2004 at 11:11:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Seems that folks think if you live in the country and have barns they can drop off all the animals they want too...We were over run with cats...WE both love animals and find it hard to kill something that is jusy hungry...but darn you can't feed the entire cat or dog nation...So the folks around here starting catching them in live traps and taking into town...and letting them go...I know it wasn't a good thing to do...but gave them a taste of their own medicine for awhile...Now I just let them eat what scarps I throw out and they stay away fom the house...KAtG


deadcarp    Posted 11-28-2004 at 09:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
we have problems with city strays here too. who's feeding them? like any critter, they don't eat every few days, they'll move on. bullets are about the most humane way to reach one, next is poison. i followed a suv-ful of idiots one day who were drinking beer & tossing live kittens out the window. when those clowns came out from lunch later in town, all 4 of their tires had a hole the size of my leatherman blade. they were furious but nobody saw a thing. i just chuckled and drank my coffee. so did the deputy i was sitting with. :)


KatG    Posted 11-28-2004 at 11:06:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Good for you Deadcarp!!!!! Sounds like something I would have done...dang folks...KAtG


MikeT    Posted 11-28-2004 at 10:27:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We had the same problem when I was a kid. City people dropping off strays, mostly cats. They were dispatched without any real thought about it.

Stray dogs got to running in packs and pulling calves down. The neighbors all got together and put a bounty on their heads. A city guy with a custom 222 Sharp collected a couple dozen of those bounties.

Living in the city now the problem is squirrels chewing holes in the eves of the house. I've offered to have a squirrel fry but no takers yet.


Squirrels....    Posted 11-28-2004 at 14:10:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I came across this today, ROFL!

You need one of these!

http://www.yankeeflipper.com/droll/index.cfm


That was me, Zenia.    Posted 11-28-2004 at 14:10:31       [Reply]  [No Email]



DD    Posted 11-28-2004 at 15:05:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Zenia, that video and the sound effects was the best laugh we've had all weekend...too funny! My 9 year old had to watch it a few times. Thanks for sharing it with us : )


Battleborn    Posted 11-28-2004 at 09:29:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't get me started on the Humane Society.
How about the county animal control?
Where I live, the coyotes take care of any overabundance, but where my parents live the animal control will remove whatever they can catch.
You could also catch them in live traps and deliver them to the county "pound".
Good luck.
Paul.


JoeK    Posted 11-28-2004 at 09:27:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mebbee a word in the ear of the campground owner,about the problem.Or,maybe he and the camper owners figure they keep the off season rodent damage down.Friend of mine has the opposite problem,tries to keep a few cats around to control mice etc,but has coyotes and fishers in the area,which consider the cats a delicacy.He's prolly gone thru 40-50 cats in the past couple years.


Fawteen    Posted 11-28-2004 at 09:42:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hmmmmmm. Am I the only one that sees a supply-and-demand opportunity here?

";^)


JoeK    Posted 11-28-2004 at 12:29:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fawteens "Sack O' Cats" Ltd.? or Kitty Crunchers Inc.?
Don't want'a let the cat outta the bag too soon.Besides I thought you specialized in "parts".


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