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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-19-2014, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Cats pooping in neighbors side of yard.

So, this morning my neighbor rang our bell complaining to US that the cats we feed are pooping on their side of the yard.
It basically came down to "stop feeding them, or else we're putting up a fence" which in terms, will make it a pain to move our car in the yard.

I'm angry because it's basically not our fault that they do this.
How can WE control where the cats do their business?
How can they be so selfish to want us to stop feeding them?
Even if we DID stop feeding them, they would still poop back there.

Anyway, I don't know what to do at this point.
Any advice, or opinions would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Well, I belive that his thinking is that if you stop feeding them then they'll move on to somewhere that DOES feed them and poop somewhere else.

I can't really blame the person, if I had someone else's animals crapping up my flower beds I'd probably be pretty miffed too. Especially if they have a dog and it likes to go hunting for tootsie rolls in the flower bed. THEY didn't take on the responsibility of feeding cats, so why should they deal with the fallout (pun intended).

A fence sounds like a perfectly reasonable solution.
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Just an option but if you want to keep feeding them can you buy a small sandbox,fill it up and feed the cats near it? Maybe they will use that instead of the neighbors yard. Just an idea.
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Dice'smom, that's a great idea! Provide them with a litterbox or a sandbox and keep it clean.

Also, if you keep finding kittens I'm going to assume that means you're not TNRing these cats and they just keep breeding. I know when we lived on the farm and the wild cats were breeding like crazy they were also SPRAYING like crazy. In the summertime I can imagine the smell is just AWFUL for that poor neighbor.
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I've been TNRing for almost a year.
We've tried the litter box once before, and it didn't work.
We've gotten 4 females, and 3 males spayed and neutered.
There are only a few more left.
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Even without the spraying, I'm sure there are a lot of people who would object to cats crapping in their yard. I know I'd be one of them.

A fence still sounds like the best solution.
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the cats can still go on the garage, or climb over the fence.
It's literally a waste of money.
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Dicesmoms idea still sounds the best to me...get a cheap kiddie pool, drill some holes in the bottom for drainage and then fill with sand or topsoil, whichever is cheaper...they might like the topsoil more....and the bigger size would be a lot more attractive to them then just a little litter box!

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Dicesmoms idea still sounds the best to me...get a cheap kiddie pool, drill some holes in the bottom for drainage and then fill with sand or topsoil, whichever is cheaper...they might like the topsoil more....and the bigger size would be a lot more attractive to them then just a little litter box!
I don't know if they would want to do that.
They think it's our fault because we're trying to do a good thing.
So, they don't want to have to make a sacrifice for it.
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LowFatPat, No, not them to do this--You to do this, at your place!

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