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About my neighbour n the cat?

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Hardyloveit Sat 11-Mar-17 17:38:31

So my neighbours cat from round the corner seems to love my garden! angry

It constantly shits everywhere! First of all it kept going in the flower beds.......so we put netting on and then it went just by the flower beds. Now it just goes everywhere, all over the garden! Trying to mow the grass is a nightmare! Every time it's a nice day and the DD1 whose 4 wants to play, myself or DH have to go out and clear up all this cat shit.......we don't have any bloody pets!

I see it in the garden all the time.....I've hissed at it, sprayed cat repellent, lemon juice, coffee grinds, spray it with the hose!
I'm at the end of my tether.
When I found out who the cat belonged to (it went missing for a few days and my neighbour came round all the houses asking)-- secretly wishing it had wondered off forever!-- I did mention that it kept using my garden as a toilet and she said "what am I supposed to do?"

Thing is if this was a dog it wouldn't be allowed and I feel like putting all the poo in a bag and putting it in her garden!

Any advice on what the hell to do?

Short of putting some meat with poison out there

Yolandafarthing Sat 11-Mar-17 17:39:29

What is she supposed to do?

SaorAlbaGuBrath Sat 11-Mar-17 17:41:33

Get mint, lavender and rosemary plants and plant them round your boundaries, they don't like the smell but it won't hurt them either. The feral little bastard that chased my beautiful wee cat into the road where he died kept pissing on his grave and I was furious! So I got a load of those plants and also a resin model of a cat and he's never been back since!

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sat 11-Mar-17 17:42:46

Best idea is to get a cat of your own. . . It will go and shit next door and keep other cats away!!

someonestolemynick Sat 11-Mar-17 17:45:50

Cats normally bury their poo. Are you sure it's not fox or other wildlife?

Essentially, there's not much you or her can do - apart from getting your own cat. It's just one of those things.

Mulberry72 Sat 11-Mar-17 17:46:44

I have 4 cat and I've told all my neighbours that if they see any of my cats crapping in their gardens to come and get me and I will happily come and clear it up.

I've been called on a few times and have no problem cleaning up after them.

Perhaps suggest that to her?

Janey50 Sat 11-Mar-17 17:48:16

Seriously? You are thinking of poisoning it? Many years ago someone poisoned one of my mum's cats. The cat died a horrible death and my mum was absolutely shattered by it. Other than that,all I can say is that by law,cats are free-roaming animals,unlike dogs. Which is one of the reasons motorists are not required by law to report it if they hit a cat. I've heard that putting lion urine on your garden will frighten off cats as they think there is a large predator in the vicinity,although heaven knows where you are supposed to get it from!

Titsdown Sat 11-Mar-17 17:50:34

I dont know the answer but we have the same problem, it's really annoying.

And not all cats bury their poo. I can tell because one keeps crapping all over our garden!

Babyiwantabump Sat 11-Mar-17 17:51:11

Please don't poison it.
My neighbour poisoned my cat and he died a very painful death as all his organs shut down.

He had gone missing as they do sometimes go away to die and we found him and the vet told us there was nothing we could do as he was suffering so much . We had him put to sleep.

If you would have seen him you would not even be considering it.

Gillian1980 Sat 11-Mar-17 17:57:59

We have 5 cats and we've said to our neighbours that we're happy to get them a spray bottle or water pistol, to scare the cats with. And we said we'd happily go round and clean up any mess they make.

Nobody has taken us up on the offers so hopefully that means they're not too troublesome.

Not much else you can do unfortunately as they're free to roam as they like. But please don't hurt it!

Yolandafarthing Sat 11-Mar-17 17:59:11

You can also cat proof your fences so cats can't get in.

bertsdinner Sat 11-Mar-17 18:01:41

Have you tried those green "Get off my Garden" crystals? They do smell strong, melt in the rain and are not perfect, but they disrupt the animal's sense of smell and are supposed to deter fouling. I used it when I had a dog crapping in my front open plan garden. They are not toxic so wont cause any damage.
My mum has one of those noise/sonic things that are supposed to deter cats, it does work though not on all cats.

Hardyloveit Sat 11-Mar-17 18:02:29

Of course I'm not gonna poison it......

I have rosemary in the garden but will get the others thank you!

I wasn't sure what I want her to do...... but will ask her to clean it up and see what she says.... I took a picture early hours the other morning! It has a distinctive collar.
I thought cats buried it too...... most cats obviously do and some don't sad

It's just not good for us as I don't wanna be cleaning it up all the time when it's not mine.,

Can't get a cat as my DD2 is allergic!

Idratherhaveacupoftea Sat 11-Mar-17 18:03:26

Cats can just jump over the fences 🙄

Hardyloveit Sat 11-Mar-17 18:05:52

Tiltsdown.......... super annoying isn't it!

Yolandafarthing Sat 11-Mar-17 18:06:08

Not cat proof fences they can't. That's the whole point.

SquatBetty Sat 11-Mar-17 18:09:24

Some cats sometimes don't bury their shit - this is called middening and it's a form of marking their territory. I agree, this is horrible and I say that as a cat owner.

Can you get one of those big powerful water pistols (as well as everything else suggested)? Won't hurt them and maybe it'll put them off shitting in your garden.

FiveMinutesAlone Sat 11-Mar-17 18:10:47

PILs got a motion activated water squirty thing to try and deter rabbits from their garden. Would that sort of thing work on cats too?

Mermaidinthesea Sat 11-Mar-17 18:12:08

Well I can't understand it really, my cats will go out for hours then come in to use the litter tray. They never ever go on the grass, none of my cats have ever done that.

HunterHearstHelmsley Sat 11-Mar-17 18:14:00

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Jigglyguff Sat 11-Mar-17 18:22:45

Have a look at the catwatch cat deterrent. It makes a noise that cats hate when it's sensors are triggered. You wouldn't be able to hear it and it only bothers cats. Other wildlife is fine. It's about £50 though.

Cosmicglitterpug Sat 11-Mar-17 18:25:48

www.amazon.co.uk/PestBye-Battery-Operated-Waterproof-Repellent/dp/B004SGC75S?tag=mumsnetforum-21

I ve just started using one of these last week as cats were shitting on my lawn. I know it's them as I've watched them curl it out. Anyway, so far I've not found any shit.

Patriciathestripper1 Sat 11-Mar-17 18:26:22

Totally sympathise with you op. How horrible to have cat shit all over the garden.
We had neighbours that would let out their cats to shit everywhere (mostly my garden) and when I spoke to them they said they didn't want a litter tray in the house because of the smell and because they had a toddler hmm the lazy cunts. We had a toddler too, so it was ok for mine to come on with it on her shoes!! Its Not nice when someone else has to clean up their horrible cat shit.
people should be responsible for their animals or not have them.

ProfYaffle Sat 11-Mar-17 18:26:48

It's horrendous op, I sympathise. We had similar problems after our old cat died, all the neighbourhood cats were using our garden as a toilet, it was hideous. We ended up putting up a cat proof fence which worked brilliantly. I know you shouldn't have to go to the expense but sometimes needs must.

We now have a new cat who's contained in the garden and can't get onto the road or shit in anyone else's garden - great result all round

Hardyloveit Sat 11-Mar-17 18:36:55

Thank you for all the suggestions and comments! Will be trying everything that we haven't alreDy done....

I have sprayed it with the hose a while back but will use my girls water pistol next time

Hunter........ I have said I wouldn't poison it and look at my first thing I said short of poisoning it..... not that I was going to and also please don't comment if you haven't read my original post properly..... I never said I see it shit every single time..... I said I see it all the time and have caught it shitting and got a pic! You obviously haven't had a cat shit daily in your garden and are worried your child could step it in or worse .......cats are free animals yes but their shit can cause toxoplasmosis!

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