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Old 04-23-2014, 12:39 PM
 
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Because that's what nice civilized people do.
Once, maybe.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: NC
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I don't understand your reasoning here. You want to be able to feed squirrels, and keep them safe, yet don't feel you bear any responsibility to allow your neighbors to want the same for their domesticated pets.
They are trying to be pro-active in trying to keep their animals from harm, and they get labeled cranky old people?
How are their dogs being harmed? By running onto the street? Like I said, this is a quiet cul-de-sac with larger lots. Their dogs aren't in any danger. If their invisible fence isn't working then they need to use a leash.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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Life is far too short to get your panties in a bunch over such nonsense.

Then why are you here whining about it?
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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Because that's what nice civilized people do.
They have approached him and it sounds like they received an barely civil response. That being said Nice civilized people wouldn't expect their neighbors to clean up after their pets. Good neighbors would understand that it's rude to let their animals run around causing issues.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:45 PM
 
Location: NC
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Then why are you here whining about it?
I'm not the busybody neighbor threatening to call animal control and trapping any and every animal which wanders onto their property.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:46 PM
 
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If their invisible fence isn't working then they need to use a leash.
That's true. They should be able to maintain their dogs in their own property, as should you. How about an invisable fence for the cat?
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:47 PM
 
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I've only read thru page 4.

My opinion on indoor/outdoor cats: I get they're wanderers. But it's just not safe when they're left on their own. Up until...30 years ago, I never thought about it until the nextdoor neighbor let their cat wander. In our side yard were my brother's 2 dogs. Daily, that cat was laying just inches away on the outer side of the fence, just out of reach of the dogs' paws. Many times that cat was on a tree branch that actually extended INTO the yard. It seemed to me the cat was taunting the dogs. Then one day, the cat must have fallen out of the tree... I found its body in several pieces. Horrible. It took the neighbor several days to start knocking on doors to see if anyone had seen his cat. I didn't have the heart to tell him the horrible death that cat suffered.

Keep the cats inside, or build your cat an enclosure so it can enjoy being outside.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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I'm not the busybody neighbor threatening to call animal control and trapping any and every animal which wanders onto their property.
I guess since you've decided this cat is not "yours" enough to keep inside and away from your neighbors, then this issue will handle itself by a visit to the humane society. *shrugs*
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: NC
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That's true. They should be able to maintain their dogs in their own property, as should you. How about an invisable fence for the cat?
How about a permanent trap for the new neighbors? Can I trap them and remove them? I'm not sure if an invisible fence would work for this cat since it has had it's freedom for years. Someone mentioned not putting a collar on cats because they can choke?
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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How about a permanent trap for the new neighbors? Can I trap them and remove them? I'm not sure if an invisible fence would work for this cat since it has had it's freedom for years. Someone mentioned not putting a collar on cats because they can choke?
As far as I know, neighbors are not covered under any of the Fish and Wildlife laws. Trapping and relocating them should pose no problem for the local ecosystem, so go for it.
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