View Full Version : Run in with next doors cat!!!
We moved into our new house about 6 weeks ago, the people in the house beside us also moved in 1 week before us into their house.
The have a cat they let roam.
We have 2 indoor cats that are under 2 yrs old.
I just found their cat had jumped in our window and was attacking Koko - she has no idea what to do as she is an indoor cat and has never had to fight to save herself. Every time she tried to get away n/d cat would chase her and attack her.
We have had problems with this cat - it has scratched and bitten us - it bit DF really badly last week. I have scars on my hand already from it.
I had to run next door (allthe time hoping koko wasnt killed before i got back) to get them to come inside to get her - he couldnt get her, she turned on him. Koko was chased down the hall, they crashed into the screen door that opened from the force and she chased Koko onto our front verandah where eventually with the aid of a towel i gave them the neighbours were able to caatch her. They said an off hand sorry and took her inside.
Im appalled at this cat - it seems to have a behavioural issue - it also seems to think our house is its house.
Poor Koko wet herself she is so scared now, i havent checked her for damage yet.
How could a cat owner let their animal turn out like this? we have 2 and even though they are both very different they both know acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and are kept inside at all times - inless we walk them on leads.
I have now got the worst shock reaction, i am shaking so badly - what if she had been chased onto the road and hit?
I have no problems in saying (and we already have) their cat is making a nuisance of itself but they continue to let it roam, terrorise our two and dont seem to do anything or care.
Sorry this is so long but i feel like crying now.
You poor thing,you must have been so scared for your cat!And your poor little cat must be so shaken up! I would definately be going over to the neighbours and having a chat:rolleyes: .Well actually I would probably be yelling at them!
Hope your cat's ok:)
I HATE cat owners who think its ok to let their animal roam. IMHO as with a dog if you can't control and contain it you shouldn't have it! Too many cat owners think cats 'need' to roam, or can't be contained, and they all need a kick in the pants.
I'd report them and their dangerous animal to the RSPCA.
i would try and catch the cat (throw a towel on it when it comes in your house and put it in a cat carrier?) and take it into the RSPCA or animal protection. its a safety issue :shame:
your poor little kitty :crying:
my mums cat is only a small cat and we had a tom up the road that would come down to fight her but i think lockie get the tom a run for his money because she is use to fighting my dog, the tom flew home pretty quick.:laughing:
i am not sure if you wanted to keep the peace with next door or not but if it happens again i think you have no choice but to call the pound and they will send out animal control and remove the cat sad idea i know but you cant have anything happen to your cats because of other people who just dont care
I am not saying the cats behaviour is appropraite but it is natural behaviour for a cat it is humans fault cats fight so much, cats naturally have a very large territory and then we put them in close proximaty to each other, you are just lucky that your cats dont fight or winge to get out, i would find out if this cat is sterilised if not set a cat trap and take it to the cat haven, is this happening during the day or at night. if you have been bitten by the cat be sure to see your doctor as you can get a nasty infection from cat bites and scratches so clean them well. I hope you sort this out I am a vet nurse and cat fights are shocking to watch especially when it is your cat and they dont want to fight, if your cat requires medical treatment make sure the owner of the other cat pays for it.
Owens_mum - believe me - i had a towel straight away but the cat was so feral its eyes were turning red !- i wasnt willing to risk life or limb - so i used the towel to shield its view of my kitty.
Kelly - DF and i both grew up in the country so know a lot about animals/hygiene. I also worked in a vet surgery all the way through highschool. Whilst im not a trained nurse or a vet surgeon either i still believe that if kittens are raised well they dont develop behaviour like that - she is psycho and im sure she is desexed.We lived on a massive property, and had cats that didnt wander unless we took them for walks with us.
Ive been spraying her in the face with cat deterrant (good stuff - started using it when one of the cats wouldnt stop peeing on the carpet!) today, she will get the hint soon im sure.
Just boils my blood - our cats are a little on edge today - Koko this morning was prowling the hallway growling - she NEVER does that.
I am the owner of 2 cats and they also live inside and in a cat run. However mine are very big boys and one of them will stand up for himself (and his brother) if threatened.
If this ever happens again though, here are a few tips...
Have a spray bottle with a citrus mixture inside (cats hate this) and use it on the other cat to try to shoo it away. Also have a cat cage handy and if you can't catch the other cat, put your own cat in there for her own protection.
And if you can catch the other cat, take it to the pound or RSPCA and then let the neighbours know. They will probably have to pay to get it back. This might teach them to be more responsible.
I hope Koko settles down soon. :hugs:
I hope Koko settles soon, poor thing must be totally freaked out, I agree with the RSPCA option, I have done this before as our next door neighbour would not keep her cat in at night and it killed a heap of our fish and birds once I took it to the cat haven , they got it back but it no longer was out at night. You sound like you have been blessed with all your cats, some cats are feral due to treatment but some are just nasty when you upset them, I have seen the nicest cats go feral when we try to have a look at something.
Hels bels - i tried citrus - it just doesnt work on it - or pepper. Maybe i need some mace.....
She actually scared the u know what out of me today, i was laying on the sunbed outside, almost asleep and jumped on my leg. It seems the foul smelling cat repellant i squirted on her has the affect of catnip! Great. Mind you she isnt sitting at the doors anymore.
If your cats are inside cats have you thought of get off my garden at the entrances to the house??
Good luck, we had this happen to use cat across the road would try to attack our cat thru the window at like 3am you would be fast asleep and it would scare the **** out of you, the owners refused to keep it in at night so I set a trap caught it and sent it to the cat haven they got it back, it took 3 times of them getting out of the cat haven before they started keeping it in at night, cost them heaps.
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