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Old 06-04-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There are approximately 10-15 stray/feral cats in my neighborhood. I ran into a guy feeding them and he informed me that he was their colony manager and that they were spayed/neutered. The Dallas Animal Services website confirmed that there is a feral cat colony program. These cats are an issue for the neighborhood because they fight with each other at random times at night, sit on people's cars (covering them with paw prints), gather under cars and I am afraid that they may hide in the engine compartments during the winter for warmth. Basically, they are a nuisance but animal control will not pick them up unless I trap them. But even if I trap them, they will just be returned if they are part of a feral cat colony program.

Any ideas on how to deal with these cats?
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Is this by any chance near say Knox and Cole in Dallas around some old abandoned houses?
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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No I live in the Lowest Greenville area.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Just let them be. The issues dont seem big enough to warrant having animal control put them down.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Just let them be. The issues dont seem big enough to warrant having animal control put them down.
Animal control will not put them down. I'm looking for alternatives.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Animal control will not put them down. I'm looking for alternatives.
Animal control will take them to the shelter where 80% of feral cats are put down. Same result.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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No I live in the Lowest Greenville area.
Near Vickery? I hated those stupid stupid cats. We ended up with a flea infestation in our duplex (WE HAD NO PETS) that was awful to deal with, and discovered it was because the damn cats were living under our house. And yes, the person feeding them lived down the street.

What a load of crock.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Animal control will take them to the shelter where 80% of feral cats are put down. Same result.
No they won't. If the cat is part of a feral cat colony, they will be released where the colony is located.

Last edited by lpepping; 06-04-2014 at 10:46 AM.. Reason: spelling
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Near Vickery? I hated those stupid stupid cats. We ended up with a flea infestation in our duplex (WE HAD NO PETS) that was awful to deal with, and discovered it was because the damn cats were living under our house. And yes, the person feeding them lived down the street.

What a load of crock.
I actually live near La Vista and Matilda.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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I would urge you to consider that while they may fight, they also offer free pest control. I live in a historic neighborhood with giant pecan trees. As annoying as the feral cats are at times, I'm thankful for their ability to keep the tree rat and other varmint populations down.
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