This won't be very popular with the cat lovers out there, but it does work. I
had a similar problem as yours. Our City has a leash ordinance for dogs AND
cats. Since the animal control people cannot catch a cat like they can a dog
here is what they do. They will loan the resident a trap. The trap is made by
Have a Heart. It is harmless to the animal. When you have caught the offending
animal you just call animal control and they pick up the cage and the cat.
Beware, you may have several cats, you may be surprised.
I did ask my neighbors to be more responsible with their pets prior to the trap.
Their typical reaction was, "It can't by MY cat", "I never let MY cat
out", "MY cat never leaves our yard", etc.
Oh, by the way you will NOT be very popular with your neighbors but it will
solve the problem. You will catch about one cat (sometimes two) every 24 hours!
> The neigborhood cats have taken a liking to my B which is parked under my
> open carport. Aside from sharpening their nails on my canvas top, scratching
> the windows and lining my top with dirt and fur, they "spray" the whole
> carport area and car. What can I do to "teach" them to stay away? I've
> thought about getting one of those pest repelling ultrasonic things and
> pluging it into a motion detector. They were made for roaches, I think but
> they warn that the thing can irritate cats and dogs. Haven't seen one in
> years. Any ideas? Someone must have some solution...
> Christopher Reichle