I have a problem I have not been able to figure out, though I've tried all the usual answers. First of all, I like cats and have no desire to harm these but I need a solution. I have a nicely landscaped front yard garden with many perenniels and roses. My neighbor has 5 cats, one un-neutered adult male, an un-spayed partially-blind female stray (read: no shots), another stray male that attacks all other cats, and two kittens ...one of each sex. She intends to spay the female kitten to keep it from having kittens but that is all. The males spray my lawn furniture, car, garbagecans, and front door. They all dig in my garden and use it as a litter box. The area by my front door reeks. I have small children that sometimes play in the garden and yard and I don't want them coming in contact with cat poop and urine, particularly as none of these cats (except one) have had shots. I have tried red pepper, Reppers cat repellent granules, sticking plasic forks in the ground (tines up), dog hair, and the hose. I don't want to use moth balls because of my children. The neighbor doesn't believe in having cats fixed and does not let them in her house. I even took my big dog on a leash out into the front yard hoping he would scare the kittens and make them avoid my yard but they just hissed at him and came back as soon as he was gone. I am out of ideas....HELP!!!
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10/24/01 at 11:39am