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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by AgronAlum, Jun 11, 2020.
Should house cats in urban/suburban areas be allowed to roam free outside of the owners property?
I feel like if they come onto my property I can take them to the pound.
Cat lover and all my babies have been in-door only. Life span of outdoor cats is shorter with the potential for disease and raccoon attacks.
A 22 will solve your problem
I like them when they just travel through. They keep the chipmunk population down. Scare the crap out of me though when I go outside to pee at night and it’s just sitting there in my back steps.
We’ve got 5 or 6 that roam our neighborhood (all owned and cared for by neighbors) and they drive our dog insane. They’ll wander up on the front porch or in the garage with no care that there’s a 100 lb dog on the other side of the glass going crazy. Our dog almost managed to jump a 6 ft privacy fence because one made it into in our backyard one night when letting him out.
I know of one that walked through a neighbors freshly poured patio.
Another neighbor called animal control one day and the rest of the neighborhood was up in arms. I’m surprised they didn’t start a mob and go after the person that called them in.
Also works well on stray dogs.
You don't enjoy the ear piercing sounds of feline sex cries in the night?
If "take them to the pound" is code for poisoning animals, then I may be with you.
I wonder if the people yucking it up in here about hurting other people's pets would feel the same way if somebody did the same to their dog if it got loose.
Dog getting loose by mistake is different than just allowing your cat to roam.
Cats can accidentally get outside, too. You don't know which it was when you pull out a firearm and open up on a defenseless animal somebody loves.
If they are out doors all their life, it is shorter. I don’t think letting them out a couple hours a day shortens their life and is probably healthy for them.
I was actually joking and voted yes. I think the few problems outdoor cats cause are way over-hyped. My neighbor's dog **** in my yard bothers me way more than anything any cats have ever done in my hood.
Outdoor cats are completely devastating to wildlife and no way they should be allowed outdoors. They are non native and kill millions of native animals each year. Our native wildlife have a hard enough time as it is with habitat loss.
Anyone in favor of cats outdoors needs to read up on the subject. There are plenty of articles online about it
If you have excessive urban mockingbird noise (mine mimic emergency vehicle sirens at similar volume) neighborhood cats are the only legal way to keep them under control.
I'm allergic to cats but have considered trying to raise some outside in an urban area specifically for this.
I think you should keep your pet cat inside, too, for the cat's sake and for the sake of the cat not murdering its way through the local bird population for fun.
But saying you saw a cat so you can do harm to it is absurd and sadistic.
Dogs. The barking. Shut the **** up at 4:30 AM already.
Cats tend to **** in my kids sandbox instead of the yard. Much worse in my mind.
But as with any pets, are the owners just letting them wander around without trying to contain them, or are they just occasionally getting out? I just think that there should be a reasonable attempt by the owner to keep their pet in their own yard, regardless of what kind of animal it is. Whether that's a fence, physical or invisible, or some sort of tie out.
There's a whole herd of them here. Several of the neighbors let their's run loose and a few half feral cats live under a neighbors garage. They've killed enough song birds in my yard that the finches won't come to my nyger seed feeder. They've also made a portion of my garden their personal latrine. I ******* hate em but not enough to shoot them in town. The owners are typical pet owners, and by typical I mean irresponsible ass-holes who don't give **** about anybody but themselves. I did screen off my lower deck so they can't hang out there and **** all over as easily.
Saw my neighbor pin a stray to the ground in his backyard with his compound bow in his boxers at 530AM with no warning whatsoever. Pretty damn awesome to watch.