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Originally posted by andy1033
Is there not such a thing like rspca for this sort of animal?
Originally posted by Pittsburgh
Catnip, it's like crack to cats. Train the cat to come to you, if the cat is aggressive then do not give it any.
Originally posted by louieprima
Why is death the only option? There are farmers out there who would love an effective pest killer. Mice, squirrels, and rabbits are pests. I'd be thankful for that part of it. Just don't allow her in your bedroom!!!!!
Originally posted by sixswornsermon
You could try this link:
No Kill Shelter
Taken from the ALF website.
I knew a cat like that when I was younger. He was named Ivan the Terrible. A truly vicious sort also. He would beat dogs up for fun, and leave bloody little presents for his owner.
Originally posted by Night Star
First I have to ask, how long was this cat left alone before you got her? Perhaps she had to fend for herself, hence the hunting. Also, have you taken it to a vet? She may be in pain and that would explain the mean behavior. 12 years is old for a cat, she may need medical attention. These cats are usually quite docile. Please have her checked.
Originally posted by bozzchem
I wish you could send her to me!
I would love to have such a proficient hunter to eradicate the critters who view my garden as their personal feeding grounds.
I was just talking to someone yesterday who informed me that what I need are a couple of cats.
Originally posted by Griffo
Cats are predatory animals (carnivores) it is in their nature to kill and eat prey animals such as rabbits, mice and squirrels. We have a cat and we tried to introduce it to my sisters two rabbits at an early age, to try and stop the cat from killing them. Every time they are anywhere near each other, the cat goes straight for the neck. It's not your cats fault, it's how it catches food in the wild
Originally posted by davespanners
Strangely I saw a program yesterday with a woman that had a cat doing exactly the same thing.
The vet said that the cat was trying to teach the owner how to hunt and leading by example, she is worried that you suck at catching mice and is trying to show you how to do it!
Unfortunately I missed the end of the program So I don't know how they resolved the issue, maybe if she sees you catching a mouse?
I honestly didn't know cats eat squirrels, I don't even get how they can ever catch one! lol
But that's the thing, Maya was bought as a lap cat, and everyone who pays 1600 euro for a cat should keep it inside and not let it go wild in the fields.... my other cats stay inside and they don't have that killer instinct because they never learned to develop it.
Originally posted by GypsK
I can't help but feeling sorry for her then and I could never leave a pet ouside at night.