About ready to murder..advice appreciated

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would call animal control. I mean, in all honestly don’t let your cats outside if you know there are those kind of cats wandering around and espeically if your cat has gone through this already. At least don’t let them out until you have the problem under control. You don’t know if these belong to neighbors or are just strays.

Call animal control when you see one and take care of it that way. I am honestly not sure if there is much more you can do other than not letting your cats in the backyard.

Post # 4
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have a proper fence for your backyard to keep other cats out and your own cats safe? Otherwise, they may have to be indoor cats.

The SPCA is not going to get involved with cats who roam at will in the woods- including yours.

Post # 5
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

How are stray cats getting inside your house…..?

Post # 8
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Flanders:  Can you get screens for your windows?

Post # 10
100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My cat had the same thing happen to him a few years back. After the $300 vet bill we just decided to make him an indoor cat. It wasn’t an easy transition for him but we just played with him extra hard and after a while he became a happy boy. We now have two indoor cats who we let out on our fenced patio and they seem to be happy as clams!

People can’t control where their cats go when they’re outside, please don’t blame other cat owners for their cats going into your yard. Cats are territorial and will fight, I’d suggest just keeping them inside and then trying to find out how the other cats are getting into your house!


Good luck!

Post # 11
903 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Definitely get screens for the windows, and don’t let your own cats go outside.  I’m a firm believer in keeping cats inside 100% of the time.  That way they don’t get lost, hit by a car, hurt by another animal, “adopted” by somebody thinking they’re a stray, etc.  Plus, outdoors cats can do a real number on local songbird populations.

Post # 12
3202 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ohh my God, I would be freaking out if I thought other cats were getting into our house! We have screens on all our windows–you can even buy little screens that don’t need to be installed but can just be set in the sash.

Post # 13
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@howsweetitis:  +1


I bought those type of screens because we live on the third floor and was afraid my new fur baby would fall out of the windows. They fit really well and you can adjust them to fit your windows length-wise.

Post # 15
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Flanders:  I had three littermate cats!

One of them was ALWAYS getting hurt (and it wasn’t the other two)

I eventually figured out it was either a massive orange cat with one ear, or a medium-sized feral black cat.

My cats were very tiny, but something must have happened! Because one day I stopped seeing the orange cat around, and my cat never got hurt again.

My cats also got a taste for hunting after that… And they hunted everything together… So I have a guess of what happened…

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