Cats that wander are a curse to the neighbourhood and cat owners who allow their cats free to roam saying that it is the cats right are mistaken , inconsiderate and irresponsible. Most local authorities legislate that cats,like dogs, should be contained and it is an offence to allow them to roam. The Gold Coast Council fine wandering cat owners $150 when they claim their cat at the pound. Usually it is recommended that cats be kept in a run which allows them room to roam and keeps them out of the bush and neighbours yards.
Cats have no loyalty and approach any body hoping for food and attention. The ones that run away have usually had constant rejection and probably a few rocks thrown in their direction.
Cats are born hunters and kill wildlife for fun and not for food. The native wildlife population is being decimated by cats and the feral cat population is growing alarmingly.
Cats do have rights, I believe, but total freedom is not one.
Cats are a real problem as can be noted by the cries for help sent into this site. Fortunately there is the occasional practical solution submitted so let us ignore the ridiculous and impractical ones. <****snip****> is illegal unless you are in a rural area.
Cats invading your space can trapped and taken to the pound . One that I delivered dropped 6 kittens right after being dropped off. Traps can be bought on EBAY; hired from your council or borrowed from the Feral Cat Eradication Society [deposit only]. Only a small quantity of bait is necessary in the trap. Put the trap in a plastic bag when transporting as the cat could pee in your car.
I will continue to trap and deliver but refrain from baits as we encourage wildlife to use our trees and garden.
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