From the Forum: Stray cats and rat runs


Some people like cats, others can’t abide them, but one Flatchatter is being driven nuts by some feral cats and, more to the point, the resident who feeds them.

If you can’t nail the resident for feeding cats on her property, what can be done to cut down the feline invasion?

The answer is, not a lot.  Cats are allowed to roam and stray cats will find food.  However, there are charities that will come along, capture the  cats, neuter them and release them back in to the wild.

Young McNulty – aka Mac the Flat Chat cat (pictured) – was a rescue kitten and his mother was a capture and release cat. Desexed and released cats are less likely to be a nuisance than random strays.

Getting back to the Forum post, as for keeping cats off common property, you can send Notices To Comply to the person who is feeding them.  But remember you are depriving the resident of pleasure at the same time as you are depriving the stray cats of food.

For a longer term, humane solution, you might contact cat rescue charities HERE, HERE and HERE.

You can read the whole discussion, for and against cats,  HERE.

Elsewhere on the Forum:

  • Are there hidden dangers in allowing our driveway to be used as a rat-run turning bay? And what can you do to stop it? That’s HERE.
  • Our strata manager is charging a project management fee for a major repair job without prior agreement. Is that OK? That’s HERE.
  • Who gets to vote when a unit has multiple owners? That’s HERE.
  • Whose responsibility of repairs are window flyscreens? That’s HERE.
  • What can you do about noise from a floor that was tiled without permission? That’s HERE.

There will be even more questions and answers on the Flat Chat Forum, probably by the time you have read this. Check out the whole forum or just click on one of the latest posts’ headings.

One Reply to “From the Forum: Stray cats and rat runs”

  1. CamRob says:

    Stop feeding the strays

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