Friday, 8 May 2009

Kitty Kins

There is a local (feral, I think, although here they call them tom cats and reserve the term feral for people) cat who used to use my lawn for his litter box. Now that I have bought a brand new door mat, he has taken to whizzing on my front door, which is wood. I rang the local council and RSPCA today and if it keeps up, will be inquiring with the neighbours to see if he belongs to anyone, then renting a cage to trap him and dropping him off to the RSPCA, who will give him some time, see if he is microchipped, and if not, unltimately euthanise him. I have bought some herbal sprinkles, removed the doormat and washed the screen and front door in hopes this will send him elsewhere, so I don't have to go the cage route:( He's very cute but....

8 comments:

Laine Moore said...

We had the same exact thing at our Walkley Heights house, but they were neighbor's cats. They used to poop in our front garden (which at that house was really nice) and piss all over the door and mat. Then Dusty would try to get outside to eat the cat poo, and he would pee on the front mat INSIDE the house because he could smell the cat pee. lovely!! Fortunately we moved :) lol sorry not very helpful!

Muddiah said...

You need to wash the door, screen, and mat with a solution that takes care of the odor. There are many from which to choose at your local pet store. At least there are here.

A Free Man said...

I've got a dog that might could help you out.

Sorry, not a cat fan...

A Free Man said...

Actually, not sorry. Feral cats are a plague in Oz. Shoot the bastard.

Muddiah said...

And just when I was thinking what a cool (and sweet) guy you were from reading some of the stuff on your blog...(suzer's mom and 3 cat lady:-))

Muddiah said...

How's it going with the kitty?

Suzer said...

Chili powder works but I have to refresh it, as I found out this week when I thought the issue was resolved, didn't add any more, and someone peed on the door again:/ I haven't seen the cats around as much though.

Arizaphale said...

We call them feral cats here too...and they don't have to be feral to be a nuisance. Our neighbours recently got two kittens who made friends with my kitten (although not with our older cat who is traumatised by the whole thing) and now let themselves in through the cat door and eat all the cat food >:-(
At least they're not peeing.