Trapping cats as revenge?
I'm working on the text for a brochure that we spoke with the AVA about. We're hoping that they might give the brochure out to anyone who comes in to borrow or requests for a cat trap to be sent to their house.
As I was writing this, I got an email from someone in a private estate who said that she has pet cats that she lets out at certain times. Another neighbour apparently has dogs and one of them keeps running out of his gate. The woman said that the dog has chased her cats on several occasions. The woman who wrote said she spoke with him and asked that he please keep the dog in, but he told her to complain if she wasn't happy.
On one occasion according to the woman who wrote in the dog chased the cat up a tree and the woman called the police. The police did not take action according to the woman, and the man claimed that the dog would not have run in except that the cat was teasing his dog.
She said two days later, he had a cat trap in his yard and a cat was trapped this morning. She said that she is sure he is doing this to taunt her.
I offered to help mediate but obviously this can only work if the man seriously has an issue with the cats and isn't doing this to get back at his neighbour. Obviously as well, he cannot let his dogs run off a leash in the neighbourhood as well.
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