Sunday, February 18, 2007

Scarecrow and CatStop

For the person who asked here's the Scarecrow and here's the CatStop and here's the link that explains what they do!

Basically, the Scarecrow is motion activated - anytime a cat (or anything for that matter!) walks into your yard, it will spray water at the cat. The Cat Stop on the other hand has an ultra sonic noise that only cats can hear (though some other animals may be affected). When a cat walks into your yard, it activates the noise which is annoying to the cat and keeps it out. However, one thing to note - if the cat happens to be deaf or hard of hearing, it will not keep the cat out.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now those who live in "landed" property with "cat-related" problem have no reason to trap cats and sent them to be put down as there is an alternative, the Scarecrow. Make it cheap and easily available - many feline lives could be saved.

To those who said why should i pay money to keep cats away? Well, "landed" owners pay hugh amts to put up alarms, gate/wall & grids on windows to keep uninvited people away; mosquitoes screen to keep mossies away; awnings to keep the rain away; curtains/blinds to keep the sun out; air-conditioning to keep the warm air out; hedges to keep privacy; termite treatments to keep white ants away; bird-proofing the roof so birds do not rest/breed under roof; lightning conductors to avoid being a direct hit from the Almighty.... etc etc etc ..... so what is one scarecow to preserve lives of community cats?

19/2/07 10:32 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous - we loan it out for free (except we ask for a fully refundable deposit), and if someone wants to buy it, it's available via the Internet. We can look into ways to bring it in if so many people want to buy it.

19/2/07 10:48 AM  
Blogger vegancat said...

The obstacle to the use of the scarecrow is our general mentality that if it can be done FOC, courtesy of AVA who delivers, picks up and kills cats with no quota, why not?
I understand that CWS has RE-offered to help AVA with loan of such non-kill humane cat-repellents and AVA is STILL considering. Now that's another BIG obstacle! I just wonder why it is so difficult to change the mindset of AVA - who's who in AVA or MND who is so resistant tp changes for the good of all - human and cats?!

19/2/07 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

morons who insist on living in the 60s.

21/2/07 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest the morons who buy cats and release them to kill birds and destroy other peoples' gardens, be fined for property damage. So far I've spend $600 to repel cats, to know avail. If my dog wandered over to a neighbors' garden and started fouling it up and digging up their flowers and vegetables I'd be hearing from the authorities in a hurry. What's sacred about cats? For one thing they should all require a licence, like dogs. Maybe that would reduce the numbers marauding the countryside and destroying property and wildlife.
Neutering/spaying, doesn't seem to be having much of an effect.

23/8/09 8:22 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous, first off, let's make a distinction. I agree with you that cats should be kept at home and indoors at all time if they are pet cats.

There are however feral cats - they like feral dogs (yes there are feral dogs) and this is what Trap-Neuter-Return programmes are aimed at. Many of these cats, as you put in, were the offspring of abandoned animals.

Two, licensing of dogs is usually related to rabies as far as I understand (we have no rabies in Singapore). It is far more likely to get bitten by a dog than a cat and hence licensing is usually related to cats. Cat licensing is not done commonly anywhere in the world.

Third, licensing in GENERAL does not work. If you are complaining about irresponsible pet owners, then do you really expect them to be licensing their animals? Honestly, if there is someone who 'buys and throws' an animal as you put it, why would they license?

May I ask what repellents you are using? a lot of the stuff being sold is frankly ineffective. there are many different solutions available - some of them are surprisingly cheap.

Also, have you spoken to the neighbour? Do you know which cat it is, or even if it is a cat? I have animals digging up my garden, and I know it's NOT a cat from the burrowing holes I'm finding.

23/8/09 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Nikz said...

Hello, I am interested to buy the Catstop from you.

Have some problem with the cats at my place. Urgently need some cat repellent. Cos my husband is going mad with the pee and poo smell almost everyday.

Can you kindly contact me at 98433910???

20/9/13 5:56 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hi Nikz - I'm sorry I don't sell the Catstop, but you can buy it off

20/9/13 6:48 PM  

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