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March 8, 2012 6:12 AM Subscribe
The cats in my yard are driving my indoor cat crazy!
The cats that roam my neighborhood love to hang out in my yard. Unfortunately, my indoor cat is territorial and thus is marking his territory where he sees/smells these cats. That means he's marking by the doors and all around the edge of the basement. (Yes, I'm convinced he's marking, yes he's been to the vet, and yes he's healthy.)
After coating the inside of the house in Feliway and happy cat things, I'm now determined to get the cats away from the yard. But I'm not sure how to go about that. There are lots of squirrels that play in the yard and I'd like to keep them (free cat entertainment). I am an animal lover and don't want to poison any animals that might be around. Additionally, the neighbors have a dog who is responsibly walked, but our houses are quite close and sometimes she comes over to visit. I don't want to put anything out that might hurt her.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of these cats? I would trap them and take them to a shelter, but as they are someone's pets (collars and all), I'm convinced they would just reappear. There isn't a rule against cats in the neighborhood, so there's not much I can do on that level.