So sorry your kitties have been naughty! Cats sure can be rascals sometimes! Thankfully our neighbor had lots of dogs mainly those pesky Pugs that had a real death wish when anyone would drive by, but for the most part they would all be indoors. They had to have at least 15 dogs indoors at one point! It was CRAZY they always had a new dog in their yard! Although they had an outdoor for the most part Great Dane named Josie that would like to friendly visit us sometimes and that was okay at first until she started getting aggressive and expanding her territory to our property when we would ride our bicycles. We lived in the country and should have ever right out there to ride our bikes safely without worrying about our safety but she would actually get to the point where she would chase us all the way home and get aggressive towards our chickens which I think our dog would have taken care of Josie if she wasn't so big.. I could tell our dog wasn't a fan of Josie "friendly visiting" but a Rottweiler vs a Great Dane the Great Dane won so our dog would let her have the run of the place while she was there. Once that happened we had to put an end to that! Life on the farm is rough sometimes but when a dog starts going after other life critters on the farm that's NOT okay! A couple BBs later she stayed at home, although our neighbor hit the roof when she found out about it.. It wasn't like we were "hurting" her dog.. if anything that dog was hurting us and our birds!.. and to think that same neighbor lady with the dog was accusing us of stealing her chickens.. Like why would we want to steal her birds?! We have our own (most of ours were pets), plus bio security! I don't know what her birds may have had but there was no way I was going to take her birds! I am NOT that kind of person! We had expensive show birds as far as I know hers were production birds from what I had seen of them in her yard as we would drive by on our way out to town (so we had no need for them), she needs to realize that living in the woods brings wild critters that enjoy a nice fresh meal of chicken. That is not to blatenly point out to her that her dog could be the problem (we called the police one of the times to have her remove or tie up her dog which somehow she convinced the officer that was not her dog, which it was, and the officer never came to us for our point of view just hers so she came over and yelled at us saying she has never seen her dog offer to bite or do any harm to us before which that was the biggest lie EVER, my sister has a scar.. from her dog that bit my sister and it wasn't like we were bothering her dog we were on our property not hers, but long story short she thinks her dog is this angel that never would nip at anything.. well think again lady, please explain the bloody wound my little sister received while she was riding her bike from Josie).
I don't think we have ever had a problem with cats catching our birds but that could be because our neighbors had dogs not cats, well and our cats were indoor cats for the most part (so they were typical city girls when it came to seeing our chickens on the occasion that they actually wanted to visit the great outdoors)! Now that we have moved to the city we still have raccoon problems and maybe cat problems but I only have one chance this time (since I only have a rabbit, we still have our Rottweiler but he is about 12 years old so he isn't getting around as well as he use to and our cats that really are city kitties now but no birds unfortunately I would love to have some but I don't know that the city laws would allow that). I really am curious about getting something small like quail or bantams but we will have to see what the city rules are for our area!