Help cats tormenteted by local tomcat.
My new estate is filling up and until recently my cats could come and go freely using their cat flap. I even stopped using the infa red collers as one cat kept losing them (expensive). I have recently had a new baby and everything is great now she's in her own sleeping pattern, till now! A new tomcat has found the catflap which is hidden from view and has decided he wants to come in every night 2 or 3 times a night. The thing is my two cats make it known he is not welcome and make a terrible racket and chase him, thus waking the baby. I have now had enough and decided to put the lock on the cat flap which upsets my cats but stops him coming in, wrong. Tonight he practically knocked the cat flap down to get in and I chased him half way down the street I was so angry. Now I could just block the catflap and push the big plant pot up against it, but i feel I'm being terrorised by a bloody cat. Can anyone suggest another way to stop this cats intrusions. My two cats are females of 3 and 4 years quite outgoing and feisty, but even they are scared of him. This is starting to cause arguments between me and my wife who wants me to tell the owners it's coming to our house, but what can they do? I am an animal lover but this thing is driving me to the brink, I'm not sure what to do, please help.