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Unread 12-12-2006, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Johnson City ,Tennessee
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Default How do I get stray cats from using my yard as a litterbox???

Help! Local floridians, my neighbor took in a stray pregnant cat which had kittens and now they use my yard as a litter box and my neighboor's as a feeding ground. About six cats are dumping in my front and back little gardens, I have tried pepper sprinkles from home depot, clorox , I changed the wood chips twice, and cleaned out the **** but those little *******s won't stop. I talked to the neighboor, he is trying to find them a new home, then I tried the Humane Society they said to trap the cats myself and bring them in!! I don't hate the cats I just want them to stop pooping in my yard. Any suggestions? Seriously now I can't kill them ...thanks
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Unread 12-12-2006, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Help! Local floridians, my neighbor took in a stray pregnant cat which had kittens and now they use my yard as a litter box and my neighboor's as a feeding ground. About six cats are dumping in my front and back little gardens, I have tried pepper sprinkles from home depot, clorox , I changed the wood chips twice, and cleaned out the **** but those little *******s won't stop. I talked to the neighboor, he is trying to find them a new home, then I tried the Humane Society they said to trap the cats myself and bring them in!! I don't hate the cats I just want them to stop pooping in my yard. Any suggestions? Seriously now I can't kill them ...thanks
I know it sounds strange...and I did this to repel raccoons, so I don't know if it would work with cats...
But I poured my own urine on the edges of my yard, around the trees and bushes and then sprinkled it throughout the lawn. I had a real problem with raccoons harassing me in my own yard and growling at me and I was actually frightened of being attacked. I'm extremely territorial!!!! I paid that mortgage, not those d a m n raccoons!! And I did the urine thing every other day or so for about a week. They stayed away. I wonder if it would work on cats?
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Unread 12-12-2006, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Contact the local SPCA and problem solved. They will find a home for the cats and problem solve. If you want the problem taken care just do it...!


http://www.ohs-spca.org/
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Unread 12-12-2006, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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If they are going in your planting beds, try replacing the mulch with large rough rock. Cats like a place where they can dig and the rock isn't the right "feel" for them Now if it's the WHOLE yard, well that will take some thought... hmmm... The trick is to make it feel yucky to them. How about a motion sensitive sprinkler system? lol
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Unread 12-13-2006, 08:03 AM
 
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The good news is, as long as the cats are around, you shouldn't have any problem with moles. After years of battling moles that were tearing up my entire yard and trying all kinds of solutions (from hi-tech on down) my daughter gave me a cat and the moles disappeared.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 09:05 AM
 
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Thumbs down Call a pet rescue organization and leave the killing to Rambo

She already said she doesn't want to kill them so why post such an inhumane reply?
Unreal.

Last edited by Annie of Oldsmar; 09-24-2012 at 07:57 AM..
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Unread 12-13-2006, 09:19 AM
 
Location: a primitive state
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You might try spraying citrus oil. It's harmless to most plants except ferns (read the label to be sure) and cats hate the smell. Or better yet, just spray it on the ground. Many household products contain it, like cleaners and furniture polish. So if you can't find straight citrus oil, you can use the commercial product containing it. Animals are also frequently repelled by mothballs. So why not try both?
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Unread 12-13-2006, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Help! Local floridians, my neighbor took in a stray pregnant cat which had kittens and now they use my yard as a litter box and my neighboor's as a feeding ground. About six cats are dumping in my front and back little gardens, I have tried pepper sprinkles from home depot, clorox , I changed the wood chips twice, and cleaned out the **** but those little *******s won't stop. I talked to the neighboor, he is trying to find them a new home, then I tried the Humane Society they said to trap the cats myself and bring them in!! I don't hate the cats I just want them to stop pooping in my yard. Any suggestions? Seriously now I can't kill them ...thanks

Wish I had an answer for you. All my cats are indoors most of the time and they have litter boxes so even when they do go outside now and, yeah, they jump fences and lie in the sun in the neighbors' yards, they use the litter boxes when they come in. I hope they're not doing anything anywhere else because I wouldn't want to upset the neighbors and I wouldn't want anyone to be cruel to my kitties. I'd end up in jail.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville FL
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ya gt ne - I was having a problem with outdoor cats trying to attack my indoor cats through the screens -- somebody told me camphor -- but with kittens, you don't wanna use something that might make them sick or kill em. Guess you can douse them with water from your hose if you catch them in the act.
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Unread 12-13-2006, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Ocala area in Central FL
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I know it sounds strange...and I did this to repel raccoons, so I don't know if it would work with cats...
But I poured my own urine on the edges of my yard, around the trees and bushes and then sprinkled it throughout the lawn. I had a real problem with raccoons harassing me in my own yard and growling at me and I was actually frightened of being attacked. I'm extremely territorial!!!! I paid that mortgage, not those d a m n raccoons!! And I did the urine thing every other day or so for about a week. They stayed away. I wonder if it would work on cats?


Hahahaha My hubby does that too! It keeps the Bear from Pic-a-nicking out of the Trash Cans and come to think of it, the Bobcats have not even been in the yard! Those are two critters I do not like to "Clean Up After" if you know what I mean! So, it MIGHT work on cats too. hahahaha -=Still Chuclke'n=-
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