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To catch the cat which is spraying our house and...

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Mylittlebubble Mon 06-Jun-11 10:25:04

..attach a note to its coller for its owner to ask them very kindly to get their cat neutered or keep it in at night.

Over the past year we have had this cat coming through our cat flap and scaring our own cats, eating their food and spraying our kitchen and hallway! It absolutely stinks and is hard to find the actual place where it sprayed. So I end up at 6 in the morning cleaning every surface and feeling paraniod for the rest of the day about the smell and germs.

In the past I have locked the cat flap for a week or two which helped for a little while but this is not ideal as we have two cats who are active at night and use the cat flap.

I am getting really annoyed about it but just do not know what the best course of action is.

GypsyMoth Mon 06-Jun-11 10:27:12

i think its dangerous to attach anything to its collar to be honest!!

and a note would be pulled off before it got home anyway

TakeMeDrunkImHome Mon 06-Jun-11 10:30:51

May well be neutered anyway. Lots of cats spray due to behavioural issues, nothing to do with neutering. So unless you have had sight of his hairy little balls then don't assume that is the problem grin.

You could invest in the cat flap with collars that only allow your cats access? Not sure how they work but you fit your cat(s) with a collar and only they can "activate" (!) the cat flap confused.

Mylittlebubble Mon 06-Jun-11 10:43:18

Takemedrunkimhome Our cat flap is built into our wall so cannot change it for another one.

Mylittlebubble Mon 06-Jun-11 10:44:28

I am going to catch it tonight as I think I know which cat it is and who it belongs to. So I will check his hairy balls!!

LittleMissFlustered Mon 06-Jun-11 10:46:49

If you can cope with the sleeplessness for a week, sit and spray the little sod with water every time it heads through the flap. Repeatedly. Every single time. For a week. You'll be dead on your feet but the cat will be hacked off and might choose another hunting ground.

Alternatively, have you checked his collar for a tag? Might be worth looking to see if it has a number on so you can give a ring and ask if their mog is neutered, and if not offer to de-ball it with a blunt spoon for them grin

passiveaggresive Mon 06-Jun-11 11:09:42

YANBU because this cat has irresponsible owners and this cat is likely to be spreading cat germs like FIV and FELV, cat flu - if he isnt castrated you can be sure he isnt vaccinated either. Do you know if he is a stray? You would be forgiven for thinking so, catching him and taking him off to your local cat rescue who will promptly have his balls for earings! Also, cat bites and scratches are filthy and a source of infection which often ends up in an abscess and a vets bill for you. If you think you know who the cat belongs to, go and knock and their door and tell them if there cat comes and sprays in your house again or attacks your cats then you will be doing what i have suggested above.

passiveaggresive Mon 06-Jun-11 11:10:12

their not there!

Mylittlebubble Mon 06-Jun-11 11:35:06

passiveaggressive the cat has a collar with a little bell. I am pretty sure whose cat it is but not certain. I am 5 months pregnant and losing my temper with the whole thing and certainly do not want any nasty germs in the house.

I am angry at the moment and worried I am going to cause bad feelings with my neighbour. Nice deep breaths and rehearsed lines I think. Or I'll send my much calmer husband over.

passiveaggresive Mon 06-Jun-11 11:40:37

right, so you are pregnant and this bastard cat is coming and pissing in your house, what if it does a poo? you know that pregnant women must not handle cats poo dont you - bugger the neighbours feelings, go and tell them to keep their bloody cat in or you will take it for a long drive and leave it somewhere!

Mylittlebubble Mon 06-Jun-11 12:42:57

Love your style

passiveaggresive Mon 06-Jun-11 12:46:20

of course, im joking grin

Bluemoonrising Mon 06-Jun-11 12:47:24

So you think that your cats should have access to the cat flap at night as they are active and like to come and go and possibly terrorise other neighbours, but this cat should have to stay inside all night.

Easy solution - if you think cats should be inside at night, lock the catflap.

thelittlefriend Mon 06-Jun-11 12:47:28

we've got a cat coming in and spraying as well. I too end up scrubbing the whole kitchen every time it happens, as I can't work out where the smell is coming from (why is that btw? surely there should be a wet patch?). So sorry but no answers here, but let me know if you come up with anything successful

clayre Mon 06-Jun-11 12:49:24

We have a similar cat visitor although no cat flap so he just sprays the front door in the morning and the back door in the evening, smells lovely NOT! I have spoken to the owner and he says its her grown up sons cat and he thinks its cruel to chop his balls off!

Mylittlebubble Mon 06-Jun-11 12:53:28

Bluemoon my cats have been neutered and do not smell! They are also very shy so I very much doubt they go into other peoples houses. If they did I would want my neighbour to tell there was a problem, I then I would lock them in at night.

candytuft63 Mon 06-Jun-11 13:09:37

Take the cat and get him neutered - as far as you were concerned, he was a the cats protection league for advice. I had to resort to this, and they were great -smelly cat was picked up/delivered to vets under cover of darkness-no balls=no stink.

Stangirl Mon 06-Jun-11 13:31:47

You have all my sympathies - though in my case it's my own cat that is spraying. He is neutered but I think the start of DD crawling and other cats coming into the house at night has upset him. we've tried Get Off spray and Feliway cat calmer but will have to resort to the new cat flap and chip idea to limit access to just our cats and possibly sell DD.

archieleach Mon 06-Jun-11 13:37:51

neuter it yourself

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