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Old 12-21-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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The ground cover was in the garden over dirt to prevent weeds.

Why should I have to put up with other people's cats coming in my enclosed fenced yard?

My dogs are kept enclosed, and they don't bother others. This was in Midland, after weeks of trying to catch the cat to spray it with water so it wouldn't come back.

Midland has a leash law for cats as well as dogs. Just because people don't pay any attention to it does not mean that I should have to put up with their damage.
I just don't think that justifies killing an animal. That's just me. We can agree to disagree. I'm not going to pretend like I think that's okay, though. Also, the OP asked for non-harmful ways to address the situation. Your solution did not fit that criteria as it involved killing the animal.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I just don't think that justifies killing an animal. That's just me. We can agree to disagree. I'm not going to pretend like I think that's okay, though. Also, the OP asked for non-harmful ways to address the situation. Your solution did not fit that criteria as it involved killing the animal.
There is no way that you can know that.

The owners could have checked animal control, and it also could have been adopted.

This was a very last resort after putting up with a lot of damage over several weeks--and it was very frustrating, to say the least.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Aberdeen
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I'd heard of the black pepper. I'll try that!

(I think the cat poops like a bear, but I don't think I have bears in my backyard...)
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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The ground cover was in the garden over dirt to prevent weeds.

Why should I have to put up with other people's cats coming in my enclosed fenced yard?

My dogs are kept enclosed, and they don't bother others. This was in Midland, after weeks of trying to catch the cat to spray it with water so it wouldn't come back.

Midland has a leash law for cats as well as dogs. Just because people don't pay any attention to it does not mean that I should have to put up with their damage.
I need a clap smiley. DITTO what you said!!! No leash tells me the owner doesn't want or care about the cat. Off to the pound you go.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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I just don't think that justifies killing an animal. That's just me. We can agree to disagree. I'm not going to pretend like I think that's okay, though. Also, the OP asked for non-harmful ways to address the situation. Your solution did not fit that criteria as it involved killing the animal.
Enough with your self righteous crap. The person wanted an animal off their property.

OP go with the black pepper.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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Get one of those air horns then the owner of the cat will be as annoyed as you are by his cat crapping in your lawn
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Have a male urinate all over your yard. Mark your territory.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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If I was THAT concerned over a patch of groundcover .........I would have just put in a nice little 2' x3' patch of sand for the poor kitty to use........and yes, I would keep it clean for him too. Ya know, because I happen to think a living thing has more value than a plant. Yep, cursed with empathy and compassion.......but that's just me.

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Old 12-21-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I'd heard of the black pepper. I'll try that!

(I think the cat poops like a bear, but I don't think I have bears in my backyard...)
That subdivision has a horrible problem with bears!

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Get one of those air horns then the owner of the cat will be as annoyed as you are by his cat crapping in your lawn
Ha-Ha. That HOA has a horrible problem with people who do this!
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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This was a very last resort after putting up with a lot of damage over several weeks--and it was very frustrating, to say the least.
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Well, I guess it had been several weeks and the cat had to die. After all, there were weeds that could have potentially gotten into your garden when the expensive ground cover was damaged.
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