Cat - any suggestions?

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Cat - any suggestions?

To our absolut dismay, there is a cat visiting our property (a 45 acre bird haven) on a regular basis. Has anyone a suggestion what to do in a situation like this?

Araminta's picture

Sorry to hear this, yet one more irresponsible owner, unless it is a stray cat. If you do know the owner, talk to them. I have convinced my neighbours to build cat - runs. (unfortunately the cats still run free from time to time)

Platypus. we had these dicussion here before, and I hope nobody will recommend any nasty actions. I have trapped cats in Possom- cages before, it won't harm them. The Council Ranger then picked them up, where I live cats have to be micro chipped, fines the owner and hands the cat back. Other than that I don't know what could be done. As I said on many occasions, I'm opposed to harming any animal.


clif2's picture

Someone at my work place mentioned this the other week and said that the council used to supply cat traps, which he said worked very effectively, I am not sure what happens after you have caught them, but imagine they take them away to be claimed by the owners, with the added expense to the owner.




Hi Platypus, we have this problem ALL the time. We have caught i think 17 so far. We ring the local council who provide us with cat traps for free, 2 weeks at a time. The cat does not get harmed in any way. The ranger picks it up the following morning at takes it to the nearest pound, or on the weekend we do. The owners as ML said gets fined IF micro-chipped. We on the other hand have only caught one that looked like it was someones pet all the others were feral. Very nasty looking cats, I've been quite scared moving the trap sometimes (this is Cath lol) as they can get quite aggressive at times. I hope you find a solution to your problems. There is a site where you can buy traps similar to the ones that the council have if you want any further information just let us know. Good luck.

Platypus's picture

The idea of trapping it sounds good -  I will talk to the Council  ranger and hope we'll be able to solve the problem.

Thank you all for your help! 


Windhover's picture

Where do you live now Matt? 45-acres? Wow! That's gotta be a nice spot.


soakes's picture

Did you ever manage to trap the cat?

I have just noticed that there is a cat visiting my property too ....grrr, it has to go.

- soakes

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