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Help, plans in place to kidnap a cat!

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cakedup Sat 25-Feb-17 16:29:38

I'm at a friend's house, she has 2 cats. Another cat in the neighbourhood keeps using their catflap to come in, terrorise her cats and spray everywhere. They are at their wits end and are now planning to capture the cat when it next comes in (by locking the catflap to entry only), put it in a cat basket, drive it 20 mins away and dump it. They are pretty sure it has an owner.

I am trying to stop them from doing this but can't suggest any solutions to their problem!

The cat flap and basket are in place and ready for capture! Help please, what can be done about this??!!

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Sat 25-Feb-17 16:31:52

That's a real cuntish thing to do, let's hope no one does it to their cat
They should Just get a microchip cat flap

flumpybear Sat 25-Feb-17 16:32:05

They need a cat flap that only lets specific collar wearers in!! Failing that use a hose pipe - they can't drive the cat away that's disgraceful behaviour!!!

Sparklingbrook Sat 25-Feb-17 16:34:22

I would no longer be calling them a friend. That's an awful thing to do.

They need to get a water pistol or as PP suggested a microchip cat flap.

Hgmother Sat 25-Feb-17 16:35:58

Get a microchip cat flap? Or the ones that only let specific collar wearers in? Kidnapping a cat and dumping it is HORRENDOUS! Any one planning to do this would make me seriously reconsider my friendship with them.. especially another animal owner? How on earth can you even think about doing that?
I also have a tom that comes in and sprays when the door's open in summer, it happens, I ain't dumped it somewhere.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 25-Feb-17 16:38:12

I would tell them I think they are that's and try help them come up with another plan. If every annoying cat was kidnapped and dumped there would be no cats left at home. If there cats free roam I can guarantee they will be annoying someone, how would they like their cat to go missing!

thecatneuterer Sat 25-Feb-17 16:43:46

Fucking hell. Yes she needs a microchip flap. I thought you were going to say she was going to kidnap to take it to a vet to be castrated to stop the spraying, which would be a good idea (although she would then need to keep it inside for about three days afterwards). But to take it somewhere to dump?? When they supposedly like cats enough to have one of their own?? What utter cunts!

She would no longer be my friend. If she says she still intends to do it then I would tell her you are going to put notes through all the letterboxes in her area warning everyone of her plans

DameDeDoubtance Sat 25-Feb-17 16:46:10

What a vicious thing to do. I would threaten to call the police.

picklemepopcorn Sat 25-Feb-17 16:47:09

If they are staying up to catch the cat, they might as well just stay up and squirt it with water.

Wolfiefan Sat 25-Feb-17 16:47:20

They are arseholes. They should get a microchip cat flap.

isupposeitsverynice Sat 25-Feb-17 16:47:43

While I appreciate it's horrible for them to have this other cat come in and disrupt the household, that's a fucking appalling thing to do. My cat disappeared last year and if I got wind the neighbours had dumped him somewhere I'd be beyond furious. Why don't they just take it to the vet to be returned to the owner with stern words about keeping it in if it can't behave

ItsThatBeverleyMacca Sat 25-Feb-17 16:48:14

When we moved into our house there was an open flap and other cats were coming in and terrorising ours. We bought a microchip cat flap from Amazon (£60) and it worked a treat. Not once would it have even crossed my mind to kidnap the intruders, that's horrible! angry

Oliversmumsarmy Sat 25-Feb-17 16:50:18

I would be canvassing the neighborhood now letting people know what their plans are

cakedup Sat 25-Feb-17 16:51:42

The police?? grin

Microchip won't work apparently because one of her cats has form for taking collars off and also the cat chases her cats through the cat flap (right behind them)

Water won't work as the cat runs away as soon as approached

cakedup Sat 25-Feb-17 16:53:54

It's been going on for over a year btw

tigerdriverII Sat 25-Feb-17 16:54:43

Surely a microchip cat flap doesn't need a collar. If some stole one of my babies cats I'd sure as hell be on to the police, and rspca

thecatneuterer Sat 25-Feb-17 16:55:07

Microchip flaps work on microchips. Not collars.

Holz657 Sat 25-Feb-17 16:55:29

Your friends sound like horrible horrible people. Someone in my street did this to a neighbours cat, so sad. Never found. Tell them to open their wallets and buy a microchip cat flap.

Faez Sat 25-Feb-17 16:56:59

Don't know why you're laughing at the police suggestion

AnneElliott Sat 25-Feb-17 16:58:15

They needs to wet the stranger cat when it comes in.

We had a horrible ginger Tom that pulled down my curtains, broke a plate and terrorised my girls.

We put catflap as in only and soaked him with a whole bucket of water when he came in. That sorted it. No way should they kidnap him!

Toddlerteaplease Sat 25-Feb-17 16:58:46

I'd tell the neighbours to get their cat it. And tell them exactly what was afoot. I would also never speak to my 'friends' again. What a horrible thing to do.

Oliversmumsarmy Sat 25-Feb-17 16:59:29

Yes to calling the police.

I think this friendship is over. No way would I be able to be friends with someone who even contemplated this.

DumbledoresApprentice Sat 25-Feb-17 16:59:32

Microchip cat flaps read the chip in the cat not from a collar. If you leave a cat flap completely open then cats that aren't yours might use it, that's the risk they are taking. They can either lock the flap, set it to out only or spend the money to get a microchip one. What they are planning to do is dreadfully cruel.

Toddlerteaplease Sat 25-Feb-17 16:59:34

I would also inform the police.

Sparklingbrook Sat 25-Feb-17 17:00:36

If they set the cat flap to in only in order to kidnap the cat why can't they soak it with water? confused

Is this going to be one of those help threads where all the suggestions made are not possible for some reason?

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