I decided to write this after reading @nakitakona13 post Cruelty to a Neighbor’s Pet’s : Where Is Your Heart?
I have lived in a trailer court that had too many cats outdoors. These cats moved in under my trailer in the winter time because there was a leak the landlord refuse to fix. The neighbors at home nurse would feed these cats.
These cats torn up the tyvek and insulation causing major damage. These cats also came in my house through a hole they tore in the floor. Which did not sit well with my dogs. As my dog attacked the cat. I had to get them apart. I was scratched by the cat. It got infected. I had to go to the doctors to get a cream to heal my wound. I had to take my dog to the vet because he was tore open by the cats claws too.
To me they were a nuisance that cost me money. In my area, any animal considered a nuisance is allowed to be trapped or killed by law. Cats are considered a nuisance if they have no owner or live in a feral cat colony someone takes care of.
Landlord said to kill them. I don’t have the heart to kill a cat. Not even a pesky one. As I love all animals. However, many of the neighbors had no issues harming or killing them.
These cats had kittens, a neighbor caught one of the kittens and was throwing it up on the roof of the trailers in the summer time. It would jump down by jumping on a vehicle. The neighbor noticed this. So, the neighbor threw the kitten on a trailer that has no vehicles nearby to jump down. Summer time can be very hot. The trailers roof are made of metal. The kitten was getting its paws burned standing on the metal. It would cry out in pain. It broke my heart.
I crawled on top of that trailer to save that kitten. Don’t ask me how I did it without falling off myself being disabled. As I have no clue besides it must of been God’s will that day for that kitten to be saved. I got the kitten and ended up taking it to a friend home that had a barn with several cats.
My advice if you live in the city or an area with lots of people, the best thing you can do is keep your cats inside. Where as you may love your cat, others do not. Cats are like rabbits and can have several litters each year. The average lifespan of a outside cat is drastically reduced to a few years when left to deal on its own.