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Old 05-01-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: SC
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We live on a 17 acre farm and have 4 cats and 2 dogs. The cats are outdoor/farm cats (but VERY domesticated). Our problem is that they keep pooping around the house! They have acres and acres to relieve themselves but 3 of the 4 cats keep using the dirt around the house (right against the house) as a litter box!

Anyone have any advice as to what else we can do??? I do love my cats, but this HAS to stop! I can't have a garden and we can't open our windows. PLEASE SOME ADVICE!!!
THANKS!

I found this out totally by accident. We have built onto our home. We brought in sand for the brick work. The pile was close to our home.... ...not anymore!

Pick a location on your land. Have a substantial amount of sand brought in, 1 bag from Lowes won't do it you need a pickup load for that many cats. We had the same amount, now we have more because they adopted us. Dump the sand in that area. Spread it out but not too thin leave it about 1 foot deep. Don't worry it won't wash away if on flat land. The grass and or weeds will begin to grow in it but they don't mind. With this you have an instant litter box out doors.

We to like keeping the cats in order to keep the field rats and snakes away. At least that is what my hubby has been told!! I just like all domestic animals!

Good luck and please let us know what happens.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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I agree with the opinion about the husband. Killing the intruder cats is one thing. Killing your own is something else.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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You might want to try mouse traps, I tried some to keep my NON MOUSER off the bed and it worked great...the slap of the trap will scare them and even if their little feet get nailed, it isn't enough to hurt them.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: North Dakota Farm
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You might want to try mouse traps, I tried some to keep my NON MOUSER off the bed and it worked great...the slap of the trap will scare them and even if their little feet get nailed, it isn't enough to hurt them.
Thanks for the advice! Luckily ours are mousers, so the mouse traps won't help in our case. I have tried some of the other ideas listed and they seem to be working. Not completely, but it's cut down ALOT...THANKFULLY!!! They still get caught every now and again, but not nearly as much and the hose still works wonders. Now there are only 2 that try to attempt their old habits. I tilled up a spot for them and they've been mostly using that. I keep my gardens wet all the time so they don't go in there (guess they don't like the feel of wet dirt on their feet.). Thanks so much to all of the suggestions.
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