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Rat poison
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Angry Bloke    Posted 03-12-2001 at 03:58:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
My neighbours told me today that they are getting the local pest control officer to put rat poison on their property. We live in the country but their property is very close to ours (50 yards). I have 6 cats, 4 of which are regular mice/rat hunters. If they ingest the poison or a poisoned rat - will they themselves be poisoned and what recourse do I have against them?
The local pest control officer was, to say the least, not very helpful. They could not tell me what the poison was, except it was not Warfarin (therefore it's one of the newer generation of poisons??). Any suggestions on legal action that I can take against the council or my neighbours if there is a problem?

Angry Bloke!

mike    Posted 10-20-2007 at 05:40:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
i wouldn't listen to all these lame people for they have nothing better but to complain about every one elses problems, when it is them that is causing the problem in the first place. yes rat poison will kill your cat if they eat the dead rodent, so don't believe what people say or what the box says. man you people should find better things to do than to put down others the way that you do. god only will punish the people that need punishing,and i see alot of them here.

Jon    Posted 10-07-2006 at 20:33:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Maybe your neighbor could counter sew you for your cats eating there dead rodent's. I think if your cat's eat that crap they deserve what they get. Then when there done they can come home where they should be and lick and kiss you all over.


Spam Forme    Posted 10-23-2003 at 09:10:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
So just because you live in the country, you think it is ok to let your cats roam all over your neighbors' properties, doing as they please--defecating/urinating in gardens, etc.? You think that is harmless? What about your neighbors having to endure the resulting mess and smell? Is that your idea of being a good neighbor?

Your neighbor has a rat problem. Let him deal with it--as long as it is on his property it is no concern of yours. If you choose to let your cats roam free in such an irresponsible way, then you have no complaint regarding any harm that may befall them when they tresspass outside the boundaries of your property.

Your attitude is arrogant and despicable.

Vinnie    Posted 05-05-2006 at 19:47:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hope all of your cats go to your neighbors field and eat till they die on the spot.. Cats are a bunch of sneaky suckers that should be shot on the spot... When they are inside (where they should be), they jump up on the counters and the kitchen table and lick and eat anything that may be there and hair falls off of them onto where you eat your food... Yeah cool huh? Do the cats a favor and drown them before they get to the poison..

Deb    Posted 09-27-2002 at 13:14:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
My advice is to keep cats inside at all times. There are many other things in the outdoors that can harm them besides the rat poison.
My 4 month old kitten got into rat poison in my apartment. He found a little under the fridge that I didn't know about.
Good news is, one month later, he's alive and is doing fine! The vet gave him a shot of Vitamin K and gave me a prescription for more Vitamin K. I had him on the pills for about 4 weeks and now he shows no sign of his past symptoms (bruises on the ear, eyes bleeding, etc.)
So, if your cat gets into rat poison, get them to the vet and with a shot and some pills, the problem will most likely be taken care of.

jycmpk    Posted 12-28-2005 at 09:45:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
To all cat owners: Keep your cats on your own property, then take a deep breath and enjoy the smell of your cat's crap!!!

A bb gun fixes my cat problem!!

Patty    Posted 11-01-2002 at 15:05:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our dog ran away Saturday afternoon- came home and 2 days later was at the vet for what we thought was a bladder infection- Dr. gave her antibiotics- she was sicker Tuesday, went back to the vet and she was diagnosed with poisoning -evidently she ingested rat poison while out on her excursion-she received vit K and the Doc said she would be critical the next 24 hours- Our dear pet Nicki past away at 1230 am 10/30/02. Our hearts are broken-I am a nurse and that was the worse death I have ever had to witness.

Carakeet34    Posted 03-24-2002 at 14:11:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anybody who tells you rat poison cant kill your pets is stupid and tottaly wrong. Rat poison will do the same thing to your cats as will do to the rats. Youre lucky your neighbors told you they were useing rat poison. Right now my cat is at the vets costing us from $600-$900 and there are no guarantes he will live. Sorry no legal advice if you find out anything please email me.

PETA    Posted 04-01-2006 at 14:49:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is the worst death you have had to witness.
You are a nut.
Good lord. Animal owners have responiblties but you are a crazy.
To consider this animals passing on a higher level than any humans is simply sad and speaks volumes about your life.

antipeta    Posted 10-05-2007 at 22:29:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
you things are a fricking wart on the whole animal kingdoms back. Go suck yourself.

nyliberty    Posted 03-21-2004 at 16:14:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We have a huge rat problem at a horse farm where my dogs are staying until I get settled in with a recent move. One of the dogs apparently got ahold of a rat --or possibly a few-- poisoned by Decon, which is NOT a non-secondary poison. (There are products marketed that specify non secondary, i.e. any animal that ingests a rat/mouse affected by the poison is not in danger of themselves being poisoned.) She vomited blood last night, but otherwise is alert bright-eyed and seems fine. The vet gave her a dose of Vitamin K. But for some reason she is going to have to go back to get blood tests every two days? Is anyone out there familiar with this? What is the protocol?

People Eating Tasty Anima    Posted 04-01-2006 at 14:51:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
How about keep your cat indoors or your neighbor will sue you for wasting his rat poison.

nj    Posted 02-17-2002 at 07:17:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone who uses rat poison to kill a cat is cold-hearted. My loving cat was poisoned, I had to have his lungs drained of blood. But his condition will return and he will have to be put down. That is so cruel to know that people will let animals suffer such a painful death. He couldn't breathe for two weeks, all that pain and suffering should be brought out on people who poison animals.

Robert    Posted 03-13-2001 at 16:54:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm trying to get the population of phesants and other birds up around here. I do use poison to control mice ect. in my barn, i all use my 22 to control the neighbors cats!! I see no reason why i have to put up with them killing off the birds i'm trying to help.
The point i'm trying to make is, we all have out own agenda, so keep your cats home, and life for them, and YOU will be good!!

Vinnie    Posted 05-05-2006 at 04:10:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Your cat was poisoned cause it kept hanging around someone elses place maybe and they got sick and tied of it? I,ve been feeding the neighborhood birds and squirrls for over two years now (in my driveway)... My daughter moved real close to me a few months ago and her cats just keep on having kittens and all of them now sneak and attack the birds and squirrls... I,ve asked her repeatedly to please do something about this problem... She has ignored it... I can assure you,,, this WILL end REAL SOON... MY WAY.

natacha    Posted 05-04-2002 at 17:02:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my cat baby cat has been poisoned we dont know by what for sure but i am praying to god that she will come out of it and im only 14 and my mom wont take her to the vet because they will just put her down and charge my mom alot of money and my mom cant afford it so what do i do?please help me!

Carakeet34    Posted 03-24-2002 at 14:01:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You sick bastard!How dare you play God like that. You try to save some animals but are willing to let others die. Thats the most horrible thing I've ever heard.My cat got poisoned from my neighbors useing rat poison. Im 14 and i had to watch my cat cough up blood.You make me sick!

walt    Posted 03-12-2001 at 17:20:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
If this is a local official, he/she has no choice disclosing the poison used. Mention EPA, I am sure you will get a response. If anything like Decon, etc. It is harmful to local pets.

patti    Posted 12-07-2003 at 15:09:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my 4 month old puppy ate decon rat poison.
he recieved 2 blood transfusions and was in oxgen for a week.he bled into his lungs, spinal colum and brain .
i was told that he came through everything fine and has no permanent damage. that was 3 weeks ago and latelt he is having problems walking and shakes alot
the vet cant seem to find anything wrong
please help is my puppy ever going to be normal ?

Aja Moore    Posted 01-20-2004 at 16:34:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My two 5 month old puppies ate decon rat poison 3 days ago. we found out about it almost an hour after they had eaten it. we made them throw up and got as much out as possible. We rushed them to the vet. The vet put them on vitamin K to help clot their blood. They didn't do any blood transfusions or anything. They will be on the vitamin K for three weeks. They seem to be doing fine so far.

Debbie Miller    Posted 03-25-2004 at 08:10:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Hello, We saw a local tv station stating that decon rat poison is NOT harmful to children and pets. Is this true?

Thank You, Debbie MIller

Vicki Braud    Posted 05-17-2006 at 15:54:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
DeCon is the most harmful product out on the market. I can recommend a new product out on the market that is less harmful to children and pets. Here's the link:

Norm    Posted 03-12-2001 at 16:24:11       [Reply]  [No Email]

Dear Angry, Please do not Move to S. Dak. Norm

F14    Posted 03-12-2001 at 12:08:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay, this is second hand information from a fairly reliable source, but don't take it as gospel without checking it out.

It is my understanding that modern rodent poisons work by thinning the blood to a point where the rodents bleed to death internally. I was assured by my source that dogs, cats and particularly in my case, chickens, could not physically consume enough for it to be a problem to them.

I was having a rat problem in my chicken coop, put 3 or 4 containers of this stuff where chickens would not be able to get at it without a LOT of work. Rat problem went away, no evidence of any effect on my chickens.

Just my experience.

Dave M    Posted 03-12-2001 at 05:24:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you seriously suggesting that your neighbors should be prevented from controlling rodents on their property? You're lucky they notified you of their intentions.

I know that some of the older poisons would certainly harm any animal that ate a poisoned rodent. I don't know about the newer ones. Perhaps your neighbor will help you find out about the poison they use when they get some.

Can you keep your cats on your own property? Depending on the poison and where it is located at your neighbor's place that might be all that is required.

Alvin    Posted 03-12-2001 at 05:23:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about legel action you could take as long it doesn't come on to your land. you are also responsible to control your pets, that includes cats, dogs, cows, horses, etc..What I have seen about those bait setters is, they put the poison in small boxes so if your cat or dog want to get at it they have to work for it..

Okie-Dokie    Posted 03-12-2001 at 16:47:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Looks like your neighbors are trying to do you a favor & protect themselves at the same time. I bet it would be your responcebility to keep your animals at home regardless of what is going on over at the neighbors. I would guess the poison will be deposited in places that only a rat would frequent. That will lessen the chance of a cat or dog getting to it. I don't know if your pets will die from eating poison rats, but I think it wouldn't do them much good.

Jeff    Posted 03-14-2001 at 01:54:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was told a cat will not eat a rat. and besides most rats will die in there hole never to be seen again .I use decon to control rat problems here and have never lost a cat but lost the rat problem.

Carakeet34    Posted 03-24-2002 at 14:18:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What idiot told you a cat wouldnt eat a rat and why did you beleive them? Thats stupid everyone knows at least most cats will eat a rat.They may not "eat" it but when they kill it they would ingest enough of the rats blood to kill them. Maybe your cat is just lame.

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