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Cats, what you can and can’t do with them?

By Captain RAAF 20 May 2010 147

Firstly, I don’t like em’, they are horrible creatures that don’t belong here and I point the finger of blame firmly at my mum for being a breeder of Persians when I was but a lad (back then I loved them) for creating this complete lack of empathy towards our feline masters through over-exposure and knowledge of their evil intent to enslave us all.

We all have the odd wandering moggie slip silently through our yards or in some cases, fight furiously with another cat outside our bedroom windows at 2 am but what rights do we have to actually deal with them?

Now before anyone says “Deal with them? Why ‘deal’ with them, just leave them be!”, I would like to draw your attention to the beautiful crimson Rosella corpse (*points at corpse) in my backyard that my daughter saw die at the paws of a cat this morning. Somewhere, this birds mate is sitting in a tree wondering what the hell it’s going to do for the next 20+ years because I believe they mate for life, anyway..

I’m all for catching cats and taking them to the pound IF they have some form of identification on them such as a collar or Medicare card but where does one stand if they have nothing? Can a resident treat them as feral cats, which are an identified feral species (pest) and legal to neutralise, just so long as it’s done humanely? Or must one expend more of their own time and money to deliver said ‘feral’ cat to the pound?

Where does one stand legally?

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Captain RAAF 2:31 pm 28 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

How many cats do you get, on average? Weekly?

I have caught approx 15 cats in the last 18 months.

matt31221 12:57 pm 28 Aug 11

sarahsarah said :

churl said :

I must admit, it doesn’t stop them from killing bugs and spiders that wander into the run and bringing them inside.

That’s just a tiny fraction of the insects you kill whenever you get in the car and drive down the road.

Sorry, just sick of people going on about ‘cat’s killing things’. We kill way more things, it’s just the way it is. Just for interest how much did your cat cage from catnip cost you? I saw a mad cage setup at a clients house that had a huge run in the back yard with little walkways going around high on the brick walls and a little run going and ending up on the roof so the cats can sit up high!

Grail 11:45 am 28 Aug 11

The folks in my neighbourhood who have had cat traps out managed to get the nine strays within a week. That was five adult cats and four kittens. Sure, they catch neighbours’ cats too, but since they have collars with phone numbers on, they don’t go to the pound. They do go home with a note attached to their collar along the lines of, “please keep me inside at night so the pound doesn’t take me away.”

Various cats in this neighbourhood have killed bats, possums, starlings, sparrows, mynahs (silver/”noisy” native as well as the indian variety), rosellas, etc. Basically any bird that will come to ground to eat, and more often than not the one’s I’m trying to attract to my neighbourhood because I like their company.

As for previous comments about “textbook signs” of serial killers, there are no specific combinations of traits or characteristics shown to differentiate serial killers from other violent offenders. (well, outside the world of crime fiction, at any rate).

EvanJames 11:29 pm 27 Aug 11

How many cats do you get, on average? Weekly?

Captain RAAF 8:57 pm 27 Aug 11

Stevian said :

Captain RAAF said :

Tooks said :

Henry82 said :

Stevian said :

Textbook signs of a potential serial killer.
Police have been informed

hahahahahahaa alright Mr CSI boxset.

What did the police say out of curiosity? i’m sure they’re putting their finest officers on the case

Chief Wiggum: “Wow, your story is very compelling, Mr. Jackass, I mean, uh, Simpson. So I’ll just type it up on my invisible typewriter.”

I’m still waiting for the cops to turn up, petal. Got my toothbrush ready to go!

You can run but you can’t hide

I’m not ruuning clown, here I am, come get me! The trap is still set up as we speak, so all the evidence of my ‘crime’ is there for all to see….

Stevian 5:14 pm 27 Aug 11

Captain RAAF said :

Tooks said :

Henry82 said :

Stevian said :

Textbook signs of a potential serial killer.
Police have been informed

hahahahahahaa alright Mr CSI boxset.

What did the police say out of curiosity? i’m sure they’re putting their finest officers on the case

Chief Wiggum: “Wow, your story is very compelling, Mr. Jackass, I mean, uh, Simpson. So I’ll just type it up on my invisible typewriter.”

I’m still waiting for the cops to turn up, petal. Got my toothbrush ready to go!

You can run but you can’t hide

astrojax 4:18 pm 27 Aug 11

no room is too small to swing a cat

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