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Stupid cat! HELP!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Daddas1Punkin, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a BIG cat roaming around and it caught a dove today. lol, it was funny though because it got a vase of water dumped on it when he grabbed the bird! [​IMG](where's a camera when you need one!?)
    Anyway, it jumped on one of our chickens yesterday. [​IMG]Miss Henny Penny IS OK though. (she runs fast) THANK GOD! That is not really scared of us anymore, anyone have any way to put a stop to it???????????? PLEASE HELP!!!!! We're going to be gone all afternoon today and I'm afraid to leave them!
     
  2. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could buy or borrow a live trap and set it out so you catch the cat then take it to the local humane society or pound. We did that with one cat that was semi tame and you could touch. The other cat though we caught, was a very feral cat so we disposed of him, we think he once was one of the cats the neighbor was feeding then she passed away and her children come to feed every now and again.

    Personally, and this is only my own view, I would have a .22 ready and take care of the cat. Just be sure your a good shot as it isn't fair to the animal to suffer. When something like that needs to be done on our farm like that, I have had my husband do it, he is a great shot and can stop an animal with one shot.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is harassing your birds, trap it and take it to the shelter. be sure to tell them that it kills chickens so they don't place it into a farm home.
     
  4. OmwToGallifrey

    OmwToGallifrey New Egg

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    I try not to shoot domesticated animals but I've shot my fair share of cats when the owners refused to resolve the issue or when I couldn't figure out who owned said cat(s). Ultimately it's the fault of the irresponsible owner who didn't keep the animal on their on property.

    If that's a bit too harsh for you then I'd go with the live traps and take them to the animal shelter like CariLynn suggested. The owner will have to pay a fee to get their animal back which will hopefully persuade them to keep their cat at home from now on.
     
  5. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I would NEVER.
     
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  6. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, I might, do you think our little dogs would get in the trap?
     
  7. Daddas1Punkin

    Daddas1Punkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I love all animals WAY TO MUCH to shoot it... Even if IT DID kill one of our chickens....
     
  8. 4 Love of Baby Chickens

    4 Love of Baby Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps


    If it killed one of MY chickens it would face the end of my gun or have to face the wrath of my Great Pyr. Koda. Etiher way it would be dead. Don't get me wrong. I LOVE animals too but I do NOT tolerate anything going after my chickens. Neither does my dog. They are her flock.
     
  9. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love animals too... but the safety and well being of MY animals which I CHOSE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILTY OF ....and they are depended on me, in MY PROPERTY unfortunately trumps those of roaming predators.
     
  10. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must have never grown up on a farm, I have. As what other said, when it comes to the health and well being of my animals, they come first. I had a husky harassing my Quarter Horse gelding one night when I came home from doing a rotation at the local ER. We had an ice storm and he was slipping around trying to get away from this dog, the dog was grabbing and nipping at his legs and blanket. I came out of the house with my Glock and had the owners not shown up it would of been SSS. Those animals depend on myself and my husband to protect them, you come back to me Daddas when you find a carnage of ripped apart bodies of hens you hand raised from 3 days old and loved, then tell me you would "never", or body parts lying around for you to pick up.
     

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