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Old 11-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Location: Wisconsin
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My guess is this cat is aggressive because he/she is not spayed or neutered and is defending his/her "yard." If you use a live trap to neuter this animal (many humane societies offer low cost or free neutering for feral cats) and release it near your house, I'll bet most of the aggression disappears.

If you truly don't want the cat around, after it's neutered, do you know someone with a farm/barn he/she can live in instead?
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:25 PM
Location: North Western NJ
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heres what my options would be.

1: live trap, try to catch the cat and either take it to a shelter (im sorry but a humane euthanasia if often better than a life of struggling on the streets) or find someone a good distance away with a barn, get the cat neutered and release AWAY from your area, again perfereably into a barn where hell have shelter and all the mice he can eat. cats are fairly territorial and will often "come home" so you want to try to transport him as far away as possible while still taking him somewhere safe.

2: coyote or wolf urine along the property line...the issue with this is it often upsets dogs too...but it works very well at keeping cats at bay. only downside is you do have to reapply regularly.

since theres dogs in the yard a motiona ctivated sprinkler might not work if the dogs have acess to the area.
animal control WONT come out for a stray cat unless the cat is diaplying rabies risks. there are no leash laws for cats therefore the cat wandering about digging up your gardens and even clawing at the dogs is not actually breaking any laws.

if you are desperate, call and tell them the cat is acting odd and you think it might be rabid, but be warned rabies risk means shoot on sight, so Id think a live trap neuter and relocation would be the best bet.
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