Posted: 14/12/2014 at 18:42
Gemma.........despite having worked with and for animals ( tho usually non domestics) for many years, I despair of those who will still buy a pet (whatever it might be ) without a whit of knowledge of the outcome of such a purchase. Unfortunately, cats do seem to be viewed as the ultimate "no responsibility" pets by the majority of owners. It's not simply that the cat population has exploded to a ridiculous degree but that people in general have no conception of responsibility these days. I'm sure that will raise a few hackles ( or whiskers ) but is a fact of life.
I have no doubt that there are responsible cat owners out there somewhere.......I just haven't come across any yet. Sad to say, the excuses offered by the previous poster just promulgate all the old myths......... it's ONLY a cat....it's NOT controllable....it's ONLY killed a few birds, voles, etc....it's ONLY crapping everywhere but in it's owners garden.....it's ONLY driving other normaly sane people to distraction........you ONLY need to make your garden look like Fort Knox and/or be willing to pay for various deterrants........it's ONLY my pet but the rest of you can suffer for it. In other words, my cat is yours - whether you like it or not
Now you know why I no longer post on Cat threads .....I've made an exception as it IS the season of goodwill after all