Problem is, I think the people who own this cat call me frequently to give their daughter a ride to school and I really like them. They have twin human babies who just got out of the hospital because they were premie. I hate to trap the cat and take it to the pound, because the last thing they need is something to worry about. DH says we should trap the cat, paint his tail and then hang signs around the neighborhood that say, "if your cat came home painted, he's been in our chicken coop." A friend from work said if we trap the cat we should squirt it with a hose for about 10 minutes. He said cats hate water so much he'll never return. I can imagine a cat would be so upset about that kind of treatment it would never return, but it wouldn't physically hurt the cat. I live in the old downtown area of Salt Lake so this isn't rural at all. It's downtown in the 100 plus year old houses so we all know our neighbors. I need your opinion.