posted on Nov, 26 2013 @ 10:58 AM
I just thought of an idea that may help somewhat!?!?
Locate a local public area ie: patch of grassland by a residential street, underdeveloped land, derelict property or even a nature reserve near by.
These places should be overseen by the borough and as such be completely out of your responsibility.
Then.... entice the local strays to plot up camp there instead by going there twice daily specifically to leave food (the smellier the food the
better) tinned fish is a good one or just good old cat food. Do this religiously for at least 2 wks, this will give the cats enough time to sniff out
the location and to realise that this new place is where all the food is. The cats will lay scent and this will become the new patch and as such will
no longer be your problem.
From the first day that you take on this course of action DO NOT feed the cats at your place of residence again. get yourself a lawn mower and do the
front lawn, clear out ALL rubbish and poop. Spray the lawn and fences and outside walls of the house with lots (gallons) of boiling hot water mixed
with antibacterial solution (Detol is perfect). This must be done as soon as you have cleaned the front lawn of all grass, poop and basically
everything. liberally hose down all areas with the hot liquid each evening for the first week.
Also note that each time you go am & pm to lay the food at the new spot that you carry the food in in a bag but inside the bag have the packaging open
for the cats to pick up the smell. Simply leave your home each morning (dawn is good time) and each evening carrying this bag of food and take a
stroll to the location that you find. Do not call the cats or try to carry them there, they will suss out the deal after a day or 2 of there being
absolutely NO FOOD at this place and they will move on.
They will be so put out with all the activity in & around the front garden that they will be looking for somewhere else to doss by day 2 anyway. I
believe that if you tackle this issue with military style and complete focus on solving it you will be clear of them permanently by wk2. You must NOT
give in or do the process half heartedley, it will be a conscious change and at least a week of hard work & effort but the outcome and peace of mind
will be worth it.
Once they are hanging around at the new place , continue to leave the food twice a day for up to a total of 2 wks. by this time somebody will have
called the proper authorities to complain about the cats and then it is their problem & not yours any longer. I say to go at dusk & dawn to feed to
avoid being spotted.
This is the only fix I can recommend , keep us posted, good luck
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