Well today while weeding my front gardens I was letting my baby rabbit, Elvis, hop around in the yard with my kids and myself. I let him out everyday as long as I am outside with him. Well I see him hopping over to me out of the corner of my eye but then I hear him screaming, you know like the bear call, ya it was an awful noise.
Rabbits are prey animals.. and you should keep it in a secure predator proof run when you put it outside.. especially a small young rabbit... if it was not that cat that attacked it, it could have been a dog, hawk or some other predator. If you allow it to run free you need to be CLOSELY supervising it all the time.
I look over and see this black cat clinging biting and ripping at my rabbit. I run over yelling trying to scare the cat off but it just keeps at it. Lucky I was only a few sprints away! I picked the cat up by the back skin. The cat was holding on to my rabbit with it claws so hard Elvis came up with it! In a panic I shook Elvis down and the cat turned and attacked my arm. The only thing I could do to get the cat off was fling it. It hit the side of my house pretty hard...whoops.
Running over to it, yelling and screaming.. grabbing it by the BACK skin and shaking it.......DOING THIS TO ANY CAT WILL MAKE IT SCRATCH OR BITE YOU.... IT WILL BE TERRITFIED! Throwing it at the wall of your house? I am glad no one saw that... you could have been charged for animal cruelty.
I snatch up Elvis and take him inside. His fur is coming out in all kinds of places and the poor thing is scared to death! I go back outside to bring the kids in and who do I see running back over looking to attack again?! The cat! Oh I was so mad! I ran at it hissing but the cat just glared at me from under the truck. I grabbed a handful of gravel and thew it at it while I yelled. It ran away, but Im sure it will be back
Its now hiding in terror under you car.. and you are hissing and running at it and throwing stones at it.
The cat is only doing what is natural for it. You need to protect you pets better.. and not go grabbing and shaking cats about to make them scratch you.
If your neighbours don't want the cat.. catch it and take it to an animal rehoming place. End of story and stress for you... you don't have to shoot it, you don't have to take the neighbours to court, you don't have to get into arguments, involve animals control or anything like that.