Indoor/Outdoor Cat Battles!
May 9, 2006 2:59 PM Subscribe
How do I stop a neighborhood stray from coming into the yard and antagonizing my indoor cat? The howling! The hissing! The fighting!
My girlfriend and I live in the ground floor of a three story house in Brooklyn that has a little fenced in area in the front and a walled-in backyard. There are a couple of stray cats that have taken it upon themselves to position themselves outside of our windows/doors and torture my indoor cat. If we leave the windows open our cat will fight with the strays through the screen -- and it's the most horific sound of all time. The past couple of nights we've been woken up by these sounds and any attempts to remove our cat from the situation usually results in serious injury. So how do we remedy this? We wanna leave the windows open for circulation but fear for all of our lives. There doesn't seem to be any way to keep the cats out of the backyard or front -- our landlords tried fencing off entryways but the strays are too crafty. Is there some kind of scent we can leave or similar tactic? Our cat is ever vigilant and cares too much for us to just ignore these filthy bastards.