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WesternHunter---Very good

WesternHunter---Very good post and oh so true!  It really ticks me off that dogs in almost all areas have to have tags and can't roam loose, but those furry little kitties can go wherever they want with no tags or shots required!  The cat owners don't give a rip about the animal if they are allowing them out as far as I'm concerned and if they are loose on my property they are considered feral, collar on or not.   Trap them or have animal control trap them and let the owners pay to get the collared ones out of the animal clink if they make it that far!!!

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One nice thing about having

One nice thing about having cats running around is that it takes care of the mice problem.  I don't own any cats but have a few of the neighbors that visit my property and in 25 years I have only seen one mouse and that was outside. 

My big problem right now is getting rid or those little bandits called raccoons.  Now there is a destructive critter.  I have trapped around 10 of them in the last year and they keep coming back.   

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Cat or racoon - if you live

Cat or racoon - if you live trap them give them to the Humane Society.  80 to 90% of the critters they "humanely" save end up in the landfill so you wont have to worry about them migrating back to you place.

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Cats & Coons

Hal Fast wrote:

Cat or racoon - if you live trap them give them to the Humane Society.  80 to 90% of the critters they "humanely" save end up in the landfill so you wont have to worry about them migrating back to you place.

So let me see if I understand.  In order to not break the law in some municipalities you have to humanely trap them first so that someone else or another organization can legally kill and dispose of them? Confused Something about that just seems bass akwards!

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It's no less offensive than letting a dog run by chasing a deer, not allowed to legally shoot it and then, catching him later on, giving him to animal control and THEN having THEM put him down 48 hours later. Happens ALL the time here.  Confused

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Tndeerhunter wrote:

It's no less offensive than letting a dog run by chasing a deer, not allowed to legally shoot it and then, catching him later on, giving him to animal control and THEN having THEM put him down 48 hours later. Happens ALL the time here.  Confused

 

Why would one want to shoot a dog chasing a Deer?

Now a cat chasing a deer I can understand but a dog???

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Perhaps I should have been more clear. Here in rural Tn where I live there are a lot of feral (read that wild) dogs. Many have been simply dumped out in the "country" by their former owners. It's pretty easy to tell these dogs from the pets you might also see in the area. It's not legal to shoot them on sight and I never have, but I can promise you that others are not quite so lenient on these critters when seen around here. The law is the same for dogs and cats, far as I know. 

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Any raccoon that I catch is

Any raccoon that I catch is fare game for the pelt.  Now on the other hand if I get a cat in the trap and it is a wild one it will go down to the county pound where they have a program set up to spay or neuter it and then give it to a farmer or rancher that has mice problems on their property.  If the cat is friendly I'll usually just let it go so that it can take care of the field mice in the area around me.  But then you could bring up the other critters that end up in a live trap such as skunks which at times become a smelly problem.   

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have you ever thought of

have you ever thought of gettin a dog, theyll keep the cats out. i hate cats and cat owners even more. i drive home from work at 2:00 in the morning and i see more dam cats then i do rabbits. they runn around breeding like rabits, and the owners dont give a shit if there cat is having its third litter of kittins in somone elses garage. im with the cyote bait idea id shoot every cat thats roming around after the sun goese down out here and it would be in a open desert vally the next morning next to a game call!!!!! im a dog person "cats suck"

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brokenarrow wrote:

have you ever thought of gettin a dog, theyll keep the cats out. i hate cats and cat owners even more. i drive home from work at 2:00 in the morning and i see more dam cats then i do rabbits. they runn around breeding like rabits, and the owners dont give a shit if there cat is having its third litter of kittins in somone elses garage. im with the cyote bait idea id shoot every cat thats roming around after the sun goese down out here and it would be in a open desert vally the next morning next to a game call!!!!! im a dog person "cats suck"

Me too.  I'm just not a fan of cats.  I can't stand them, but if mice are a problem I can see the value in some cats.  I just can't stand the type of cat owners who let their cat use other peoples yards as their personal litter box.  I had tha problem for a while with a neighbor across the street, but the people moved out this past summer.  I take too much time, work, and pride in my front yard to let anoyone elses animals destroy it because the animal owner can't think or control.  I could care less about my back yard because my two dogs do their fair share of damage to it just by relieving himself, nothing you can do about that, just the price of owning dogs.  But I do make sure my dogs don't pee on anyone esle yards when we walk by, especially if the yard we walk by looks like it's well taken care of. 

I really don't care if another animal craps on my front grass once in a while, it's the urine I worry about.  All that excess nitrogen really messes up an otherwise well kept lawn.  Either kills it in spost or make excessive green spots so the lawn looks all off balance.  I once had a neighbor about four houses down who used to take his dog for a walk every evening (usually the dog walked him) and without fail even when his dog was calm he would lead his dog up in the middle of my lawn for it to pee in multipe spots, sometimes taking upto 3 minutes to do so.  It was always just my lawn too and I got a little tired of that after seeing the middle of my lawn getting destroyed.  One evening I was in my garage when it happened and just causally walked out and stood their with my hand on my hips staring at him with a big smile on my face, trying to be nice I just said "Does my lawn look like a litter-box? You must not know what the price of sod goes for these days or how much time I spend working on it to look nice" He was the type that just didn't seem to get a clue. Like I said, his dog seemed to walk him many times.  I'd routinely see them where the dog was pulling him around rummaging through and tearing up my flower beds. I simply told him "Do I spend time cultivating these flower beds so your dog can walk you throught them to tear up and stomp all over???" I had to be firm about it, while still trying to be diplomatic.  Hate to make waves since most everyone on my street gets along really well,and most have a freakin clue.  I don't want to be the one to ruin that sentiment. His dog died anyway around the time they moved away.  There's a big difference between walking your pet and letting your pet walk you. 

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