Well, I think it depends where you live and the other circumstances. I could see maybe not having that attitude if you're in a high kill area like NY, or in a neighbourhood with a lot of neighbourhood pets wandering around.I'm confused. Are some of the posters here advocating trapping and turning in ALL cats on the street, including ferals and strays? Or just those "pet" cats that are allowed to roam at will?
I have no issue with anyone trapping animals that free roam onto their private properly, cats are no different to dogs and people don't hesitate to call the council about wandering dogs. Cats should be contained as well, and the owners made to be responsible for them.I'm confused. Are some of the posters here advocating trapping and turning in ALL cats on the street, including ferals and strays? Or just those "pet" cats that are allowed to roam at will?
I agreed with this until I got to the word attempt. I had a really bad situation about 7 years ago where my neighbors cat would be on my farmers porch at all hours of the night, causing my cats to start yowling and waking me up at 3 or 4 am. Then there was the redirected aggression episode that ended up causing Maggie & Kobi to get in a fight that resulted in $600 in vet bills (both had abscesses) and the need for a re-introduction process that took 3 months. And Maggie was was still in fear of Kobi for the next 2 years. I spoke to these people 3 times before they finally fixed the situation. If it didn't work the 3rd time, my last ditch effort was going to be to call them the next time I was woken up at 3am...figured the phone ringing in the middle of the night with a 4 year old and 1 year old twins might make an impression. And if that didn't work the trap was coming out. Fortunately I didn't have to go that far.However, I do not feel that anyone should be trapping a cat they know to have an owner just because they do not agree with how that owner raises his/her cat. You and I both looked at the risks, after which you opted to make your cat indoor only and I chose to let my cat go out when she pleases. I feel it's common courtesy to let me know if she's causing you any grief so that I can attempt to rectify the situation.