Cats defecating outside other units
I just received a call from a TC officer about a cat being kept in a corridor outside a unit. The cat goes up to urinate outside other flats.
A volunteer I was speaking with asked me the other day if I thought it might be that people were not willing to spend on cat litter, which is why they let their cats wander. There are some people who want to 'keep' a cat but don't want it in their house and so they leave it outdoors. Then why not look after it as a community cat instead of in front of their home? It boggles the mind that these people think that they don't want the trouble of keeping the cat in, but that their neighbours won't mind if the cat then defecates outside someone else's flat.
At the end of the day, it is a cat. It needs to defecate and urinate, so it DOES need a sand tray or it will go somewhere and defecate. It's not rocket science.
And for the owners who insist their cats NEVER go to another floor - how do they know? Do they follow the cat around when its out? Do they have X-Ray eyes that can see through the floors to see where the cat is? One man insisted that it would only go downstairs via the staircase and never go to another floor - unless he is following the cat around, I have no idea how he could be so sure.