Neighborhood Fued: Loose Cat
OK here's the situation. The neighbor across the street has a male cat that roams the neighborhood freely. I've always liked the cat. I had a female cat in my house 4 years ago, and there were some problems with his cat spraying around my house and garage. He even sprayed in my Porsche Convertible sitting in my garage. Trying to be a good neighbor, I didn't say anything.
Now, I have 2 female cats in my house. They are strictly indoor cats. The male, Momo, is spraying everything. He got in my girlfriend's new Mercedes, sitting in the garage and let loose all over the interior. I confronted my neighbor, and he told me to go to ****. He refused to take responsibility. Now, I'm catching Momo in my Porsche again. Its gotten to the point where I can't keep my garage doors open for any length of time. The other night, I went into the garage to get some bottled water and found cat spray all over the bottles of water. In addition, Momo is hissing and attacking my cats through the screened windows on an almost daily basis.
So, I'm starting to lose my patience. I notified him in writing that if I find the cat on my property again, I'll capture him and call Animal Control to have him taken away. He retaliated by writing me a letter stating that he and his family feel threatened by my attitude.
Normally, I wouldn't hesitate for a second, and I'd have the cat removed immediately. But, the kids in the neighborhood like the cat. So am I supposed to put up with this indefinitely? When do you go from trying to be a good neighbor to being the bad guy?