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Need to cat proof my garden and collars with cameras

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pilates Sat 07-Oct-17 19:59:40

I am looking into getting both and wondered if somebody could recommend a good make as there seem to be several on the market?

thecatneuterer Sat 07-Oct-17 20:56:15

I don't think any cameras for collars have been made that are small enough for your cat to wear day to day. Why do you want them?

ladystarkers Sat 07-Oct-17 20:59:35

Why

pilates Sat 07-Oct-17 21:58:15

Because she has been shot and recently has come back with a home made wire trap around her neck 🙁. It has to be a neighbour or someone who lives near to me. There is a collar on the market called paws 3 which has some good reviews and you can track them. Before anyone mentions she would hate to be an indoor cat it would make her miserable and agitated.

fruitloopersss Sun 08-Oct-17 09:35:16

No help on the collar sorry! But poor thing, you and your family must be heartbroken. Hope she’s ok now and for the future xxx

Babymamamama Sun 08-Oct-17 09:37:12

That sounds horrid. I would focus on keeping her on your property. The camera will be no use if neighbours are genuinely trying to harm her.

pilates Sun 08-Oct-17 09:47:23

Yes, I’m very down at the moment to think I have a sociopath living near to me. I have quite a big garden and near on impossible to keep her in but will try anything I can to keep her safe.

rupertpenryswife Sun 08-Oct-17 09:50:48

That's awful I don't suppose the police can look into it?? Being shot is horrible but a home made trap around her neck, some people are disgusting, anyway there was that programme on maybe 18 months ago where they put little cameras on the cats to see what they got up to so I assume something must be available I assume you have googled it. Have you asked your vet? It might be a specialist product that I guess would be costly.

It might be worth googling specialist surveillance company's who might be able to adapt something.

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 08-Oct-17 10:02:53

Sorry to be so blunt but if puss gets shot or trapped and does not come home the camera will be of no use. In fact the camera might provide an incentive to some sick fuck.

Instead, I suggest a cat enclosure in your garden at least for the short to medium term - or even temporarily re-homing her to somewhere safe.

thecatneuterer Sun 08-Oct-17 11:17:20

That's awful and a camera will be no use at all. You need to somehow make an enclosure and, until that time, keep her in. Winter is coming anyway so it won't be so bad.

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 08-Oct-17 11:24:33

It's like when I was working somewhere unsafe and they said 'oooh but we have CCTV!!! (unmonitored and with a security workforce that were mostly in their 60s and who took 30 minutes to deal with lockouts, etc. anyway) and I said "great - let's hope that my murderer combs his hair for the camera eh?'. You can all watch the footage at the inquest.

pilates Sun 08-Oct-17 11:27:31

The police said they cannot do anything without evidence and not sure what the law is for setting traps in your own garden? The thought of rehoming her breaks my heart but if it keeps her safe we may have to.
Waiting for RSPCA to phone me back.

ShesNoNormanPace Sun 08-Oct-17 11:33:17

What about building a catio? If you Google images or look at Pinterest you can see loads of examples. You can adapt a chicken enclosure or start from scratch. That way the cat is in your garden and cannot get injured. A camera will not prevent injury.

ladystarkers Sun 08-Oct-17 11:34:35

😮poor kitty thats awful.😡

YetAnotherSpartacus Sun 08-Oct-17 11:35:53

My take is that the police would not do anything when I was being threatened and harassed by a neighbour. They are not going to help a cat (as much as we love them). By all means CCTV your garden, but act defensively and not offensively. A cat enclosure or keeping her in or temporarily re-homing her is the best move. If the sick fuck is shooting into your garden or setting traps there then keeping her in or away is the best (combined with CCTV).

DancesWithOtters Sun 08-Oct-17 11:37:41

Oh no! That's awful.

I second the catio idea, with cctv.

It's not fair on a cat that would like to roam, but it sounds like it's the only way to keep it safe, and the cat will become accustomed. You can make it lovely with a sunbathing spot and catnip plants etc.

thecatneuterer Sun 08-Oct-17 11:40:39

No, the Police will do nothing. We have been involved with some gruesome cases which I won't detail but which still haunt me. Short of having a photograph of the man in the act we had all the 'evidence' you could possibly need. The Police never even bothered to speak to the men in question.

SerendipityFelix Sun 08-Oct-17 11:40:40

I was going to say cat enclosure/catio, or, if your garden is suitable a system like katzecure can unobtrusively secure your whole garden.

EachandEveryone Sun 08-Oct-17 14:41:24

Instead of rehoming i agree with securing your garden. Look at those cattery pens you can get beautiful outside cat trees for them.

follybodger Sun 08-Oct-17 16:23:34

Look at Katzecure for you garden or something similar like purrfect fencing

5rivers7hills Mon 09-Oct-17 13:08:02

100% build a large cat enclosure if your garden is too difficult to secure.

Seriously I wouldn't let your cat out until there is a secure area for her. some sick fuck lives near by!

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