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Old 07-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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Yuck - so sorry. As a cat owner, I love my cat, but he stays indoors, no matter how much he complains - safer for him, and I wouldn't dream of letting him leave "presents" for my neighbors or use their gardens as his litterbox. Ugh.

It sounds like your neighbor is not receptive to cleaning up after her pet or keeping it indoors, so...there are some products you might try, in an attempt to deter the cat from leaving its presents on your doorstep. There are motion activated sprinklers, which could work for you, particularly since it sounds like the cat keeps leaving his offerings in the same place. There are also cat repellent sprays and granules, though I have never used them and can't speak to their effectiveness - I believe they use fox or some other predator urine. These could perhaps direct the cat to a different hunting ground.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #17
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:00 PM   #18
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My neighbor used to leave moth balls in her shrubs to discourage neighborhood cats from using the mulch as a litter box.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #19
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If the cat owner is unsympathetic and does nothing, then I would try the dog idea previously given first (can you borrow a friend's dog for a day or so). Afterwards I would definitely call my animal control authority in my area. Sometimes change doesn't occur until it affects someone's pocket and they will probably issue a citation/ticket after warning the neighbor first. Your neighbor will consider the matter more serious if approached by public authority.

You have tried to be a good neighbor but approaching them first but it is unfair to you to have to clean up after another pet that you do not own. Make sure you are not feeding the animals.

There are other items you can buy at PetsMart or try homemade remedies also:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4546406_make...repellent.html

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:23 PM   #20
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Don't put the dead things in the garage or laundry room for starters.

Be happy. The cat is preventing you from having a mouse & rodent population that will move into your house come winter time.

Between our 2 cats & the neighbors cat, we no longer have mice living in our basement. Actually haven't seen a dead mouse or chipmunk -- or living for that matter --- in months. They have killed them all off or they finally packed up & moved. The cats are know left with an occasional bird, mole & bugs.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #21
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Any cat that kills bunnies is evil and must be stopped!

Have you tried asking a knowledgeable person at a pet store? They've usually heard about and have answers for the most common pet problems in the area. Perhaps they could suggest a spray or a homemade concoction that you could put in the yard to deter the cat? Also, perhaps you could suggest that the owners put a bell on the cat's collar so the little critters can hear it coming and at least have a chance to get away?
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:02 PM   #22
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The cat is leaving you wee (dead) gifts because it likes you. There is a chance that kitty will grow out of this habit, my hunter/killer, but otherwise perfectly charming, kitty did. Or, you could return the presents to kitty's owners. Just tell them, your cat, your problem. In the meantime, I would bury the gifts.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #23
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Don't put the dead things in the garage or laundry room for starters.

Be happy. The cat is preventing you from having a mouse & rodent population that will move into your house come winter time.

Between our 2 cats & the neighbors cat, we no longer have mice living in our basement. Actually haven't seen a dead mouse or chipmunk -- or living for that matter --- in months. They have killed them all off or they finally packed up & moved. The cats are know left with an occasional bird, mole & bugs.
Why should she be happy? I'd be really upset.

I don't own any cats and there are no outdoor cats around here. It's not allowed, they must be leashed or kept in your yard just like a dog. I have never had a mouse in my house. We did have mice in our previous house one winter in the basement cold cellar when we were keeping food in there. I moved the food from there and they never returned. Lived there 8 years after that and 3 years at this house and no mice. No cats are around to keep them away either.

OP I would take every "gift" you received and place it on your neighbours doorstep.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:22 PM   #24
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Trap the cat and take it to the pound.

Problem solved.

I absolutely hate pet owners who don't see issues like this. You tried and she wont do anything. So now its time to fix the issue.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #25
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No one loves kitties more than I. That said, I will fling poop back in someone's yard in a heartbeat if their pet does their business in my yard after I have spoken to the owners about it. This cat has adopted you as family and it's bringing you gifts. Fling the gifts back into the owners' yard. You have asked them to do something about it and they have ignored you. They are causing you a problem. Make it THEIR problem. Fling it!
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #26
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Sounds like you are a very caring person.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #27
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Just found this as one way to deter cats from coming into your yard:

Keeping Cats out of Your Yard
The easiest way is to make your yard unattractive to them. One effective way to do that is through a motion-activated lawn sprinkler. The company ScareCrow makes one that Iíve seen commonly used for this purpose. When setting up a motion-activated water sprinkler, be careful that you donít place it where people walk.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #28
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This happened here. I got a shovel and launched the dead mice over on the neighbors porch. Took about 3 times and then it stopped. I think a PP is right, the people did nothing different, the cat just stopped giving me stuff.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:03 PM   #29
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Trap the cat and take it to the pound.

Problem solved.

I absolutely hate pet owners who don't see issues like this. You tried and she wont do anything. So now its time to fix the issue.
But isn't that punishing the cat for the owner's behavior? That doesn't change the behavior of the pet owner. It just gets the cat trapped and (probably) killed.

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Old 07-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #30
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To those who said to give the presents to the cat's owner.

That's not going to change the cat's habits and will create more animosity between neighbors.

Would you want to live in a "war zone"? I wouldn't.
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