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Nikita, 29 August 2021

My neighbours feeded my cat when he was a kitten now won’t stop going round. I had anti social behaviour complaints about it. Never been rude to them. How do I stop him going round? I knew keep him indoors can cause stress but

Chelsey, 10 July 2021

My poor 2 year old cat went our at 11pm the night before she was recently killed by my neighbours wooden pallet that they'd left standing freely in the garden overnight. I feel they are parlty to blame? I found her at 4pm the next day and they turned a blind eye. Since then they haven't left their condolences which I think it totally heartless

Angie, 7 July 2021

I have 2 silver bengals who in our old property, spent their day outside in a huge cat-run. We lived very close to a very busy road, so I was worried about them being hit by a car. My husband and I moved nearly 2 years ago, to a very rural property within farmland. It took us nearly 1 year to find this property, it is our forever home, and a huge consideration in buying this property was that we felt very safe in now letting our cats out. Once we moved in, we kept them in for a month, then crossed our fingers they wouldn't disappear into the sunset, but thankfully they returned home. They love roaming. Unfortunately our boy bengal is a bit of a beast, he is ~12 kg (not fat, pure muscle) & now he has freedom has understandably carved out his territory. He beats up on his sister (~6 kg), so we have had to do some juggling. He is a night hunter cat, she is a day roamer, so we manage pretty well of keeping them separated & safe. Initially whe we moved in, we were chatty we our next door neighbours (we both have deatched properties with a sizable amount of land). They have cats and I think for the first few weeks all was ok, but once our boy carved his territory, he has been fighting with one of their cats. Angry confrontation about the vet bills initiated hostilities (we have had to ask the vet for a home visit x3 due to them fighting, but we haven't been banging on their door moaning, it's part of owning a cat?). We have offered up solutions, we installed a micro-chip activated cat-flap as we had their cat in our house on one occasion, we have offered to keep him in during the day, so they can keep their cat in their barm at night (which is what happens anyway), we have offered to buy them water pistols to ward our boy off, but he has either never respoded, or when I tried this week again to have a calm, adult discussion to find a resolution, he refuses to consider any of our suggestions, but won't offer up anything himself. This has now resulted in him twice shouting over the fence/driveway gate promising my husband he will kill our big boy. We have security cameras, so these confrotations/promises have been recorded, I have filed a non-emergency police report and contacted the RSPCA for advice but I am scared for my pet, and wondering what else I can do? I made it very clear to him that under the Animals Act 2006 that cats have a right to roam, and that they are considered 'property', which can be prosecuted with the potential of 6 months in prison, or a £20,000 fine, which I made very clear I would pursue if my cat doesn't come home, or becomes ill, or if I find him dead. All verbalised in a very adult, calm and reasonable manner. Where do we go from here? OH & I have been actively keeping him in during the day, and only letting him out when it is pitch black, but we are stressing and worrying about him all the time.

Mel, 30 May 2021

Just a question I keep a stud boy out in the garden I feed my cats raw So there is no smell from There poo after keeping my cats outside for 9 years My Neighbors are now saying that they are not able to sleep at night for the smell of cats ? and the noise i can shut my stud boy in at night and stop him from shouting at night but What do i do if there is no smell ?

Jennifer, 18 March 2021

My cat moved in with my neighbour about 3 years ago. They feed it and it lives with them. Should i be the one to pay the vet bills?

Kerry, 17 March 2021

This is very trivial but making me worried sick. My neighbour has threatened to bill me for scratches to his car that he states were cause by my cat. He informs me he has photographic evidence of this. Where do I stand? Can he bill me? Can get take me to court? Do I have to keep my cat in??? Any advice would be welcome, please help I am loosing sleep worrying

Julie, 6 March 2021

Ok, so cats are free to roam. I have a problem with one cat that seems to spend most of its time killing birds and pooping in my garden. Every day its here without fail. I have blocked off most of the gaps it can get through to no avail as it jumps the fence to get at the birds I feed. If its my responsibility to keep the cat out, then can i bill the cat owner for having to pay for the things i need to secure my property? And can i ask the owner to clear up thw poo every day? They dont seem to care their cat is out all day or what stress this is causing me and the birds.

Lisa, 28 February 2021

I generally have nuisance neighbours and the man is a retired police officer. They constantly have relatives park so I can’t get out if my drive on Sundays. They lean over the fence to hack my shrubs which do not overhang.......but recently they have angled canes over low wall at the front of their property to prevent my cat climbing up, which I have seen him do only once. The problem is that he will not know these canes are there angled to spear him if he jumps up. I feel that putting forks on the end would prevent that, but if I do that there will be repercussions, and technically I would be tampering with their property. I don’t want to do as they do, but am fearful my cat will become injured... so grateful for any advice. Thanks.

Karen, 23 February 2021

I have the same problem as Mary. I have 1 male and 2 females. The male is continuously chasing the neighbours cat away and is losing his fur through stress and the females refuse to go out to the toilet it is an absolute nightmare and the neighbour doesn't care

Irene, 18 September 2020

My neighbours keep feeding my cat and allowing him to reside in their home. Now my cat is confused, he still comes in our garden and feed outside but won’t come in ( we do have a female cat who is very loyal). . Now we are moving , they have said they should have him. What do I do if he is no where to be found in our moving day? He is chipped.

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