cant beleive everyones reaction to this. i am from the uk so the rules are quite different. YOU choose wither your cat is an outdoor or indoor cat. i will be letting my cat out as soon as she is old enough and has been sprayed. i cant personaly think it would be to cruel to keep her in although i do no other house cats and they seem happy enough. as for someone trapping them i am horrified!!!! thank god i live in the uk where if my neighbour trapped my cat i could report him and HE would be the one done for cruelty.
You could get a small tape recorder and go talk to the guy again and see if he will say that he trapped and dumped them, again. Then you will have proof as to what he said and did. I dont know if that will make a diffrence with the police or not. but I would think so, if he admitts it. Put the recorder in your bra so it will be up close to your heads.
I am so sorry to hear about your cats. I know how you must feel, The law is a joke. you are wasting your time. nothing will ever come to pass. Your little bubbys are gone. shed a tear, and report the &$& don't let him get away with this. even if it's only on paper. Start a paper train on him. the law will catch up with him. He is a creep. He had no right. your cats were free to roam around. no law says they can't. But you live beside a creep.what else does he do. I would worry about that. Any person who does that to a animal is a person with little heart and alot of evil. I would not let my cats out at all. They will get used to be inside. and you will not lose any more to a heartless S>O>B> I hope you get him big time. He is the one who should be dumped and freezing in the dark somewhere. He will get his someday, and you may even see it. I hope so.
Actually, you call him a monster, but he is not at fault. It is one thing to feed an outdoor cat. I have done so in the past, and am sure I will feed others in the future. However, if you purposefully adopt a cat that comes into your home, it should be kept strictly there, and restricted by some kind of tie when outside, as many people have said.
Essentially, your neighbor has done nothing wrong, except for on technicality, and that's in Oklahoma. Morally, he is perfectly within his rights to humanely capture a stray cat, and remove it from his locality. The fact of the matter is, your cat, if outside and unsupervised, is a stray cat, regardless of how many tags are on it, regardless of the fact that he knows who owns it. Additionally, you should use your head more often, and figure out that calling the police over such an ordeal will be fruitless. Hell, calling PETA over such an ordeal would be equally fruitless. There's no one official you could call who would possibly act in your stead. There is no way he can be penalized by Arkansas officials for something he did in Oklahoma. Since the capture was the only thing he did in Arkansas, which is not illegal, he is not in any breech of your local laws.
For the cat's sake, I will tell you to use your brain, listen to everyone here, and keep your cat inside. But as for you, I have to say that if something as moronically simple as that is too much trouble for you, you have no right owning pets. Any animal that is allowed to roam free outdoors, you should consider as good as wild. It may come back, it may not, and considering your lax treatment of pets, that might even be by choice! Additionally, it will face all the dangers that the outdoors bring. This includes people with traps, birds of prey (I personally have seen a kitten eaten by an owl. It does not matter that they're carnivores at all. If it's small enough, and the bird is big enough, it will eat!), dogs, coyotes, teenagers with pellet guns and too much time, and on, and on, and ON. If you are not well adjusted to the idea that something could befall your precious kitten out of doors, you are, plainly, stupid. Let's hope that you're not stupid, and that you take my point, and everyone else's who has said keep the cat indoors, seriously. Because as far as I can see, the only thing urgent about your situation is you getting a few more IQ points.
And once again, let me reiterate: I am not against cats being outdoors. I am, however, against people stupid enough to think that the world is an innocent place where their pets will be SAFE out doors. If I had lost three cats in four months, I would keep my cat inside, because obviously SOMETHING outdoors, very near my location, is dangerous to pets. Three cats in four months didn't simply run away. That's almost statistically impossible. If you would not put your cat outside in the snow, a hurricane, during a drought, or when ten rabid dogs were on your lawn, you should be smart enough to figure out that something outside = bad when you lose 3 cats in 4 months.
You have ragdoll cats right? Awww :o( I hate how mean people can be! I'm to afraid to let my cat's outside! You still have your kitten right? I bet you are SUPER protective over him after all that you've been through. My heart goes out to you and your cats... any updates???
Anyone notice how this was "super urgent" and yet shihtzumomma hasn't been back once to reply? Makes me wonder if she was making the whole thing up. Either that, or she's too embarassed to come back after being such an idiot and admiting it on a public forum.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
You should have left them indoors. Cats are to be indoors not outdoors you are the protector. This crazy neighbor should be slapped. I am so sorry for sounding so harsh. The cop should have put the cuffs on both of you. One for letting your cats outside when they should be inside and the crazy neighbor should be in prision starved and cold. After all thats what he is doing to those kittens.
I'm really sorry that happened. My Dad is a real jerk and he actually killed our kittens in front of us. So I know how you feel. I hope your able to get this resolved. Sorry that I don't know how to help you legally.
I know a bunch of time has passed since you first posted your note but after reading the replies you got I felt like crying. First I am so sorry about your cats being trapped by that EVIL neighbor ! Your heart is broken by your loss and all anyone can say is you should have kept them inside.... gee you would think some compassion would come from these so called animal lovers. Well maybe none of them have ever had their beloved pet go missing.. I have and it is the most horrible thing. My sweet cat "Harry" has been lost for allmost 5 months and I still sob daily, I dont think I will ever be over it. So I say this to you just pray your cats are ok, and I would not stop until you get someone (like a judge) to force that evil, sick excuse for a human being to tell you where they are. Good luck to you.
Can everyone quit your mean talk for a sec and think about what this man did. Who cares if the man did something legal. Even if you can do it, that does'nt mean it's right to. My neighborhood has about a million outside cats roaming around, yet no one has ever trapped/dumped a cat. As a matter of fact, she can sue him, and I highly recommened you do sue. Even if the cat's were not pets, he has no rights doing that. People don't go around trapping stray kitties. It just isn't right. My mom had a cat that roamed freely. One day, in winter, it chased a squirrel into my moms neighbors pool. The poor cat drowned and my mom was so mad. She kept on being mean to the man until he finally went away. Now he didn't do anything illegal, but my mom still had a right to be mad. I think you should go until you get what you want. You just can't keep on letting him do that. Maybe you could tell your neighbors about him, since they do have a right to know. Then, you can do something greater about it, with more people on your side. Please tell me how it all works out. And catlover needs to keep his big mouth shut. Seeya!
I know you hate hearing it but its true and people can actually go to theh human societies and animal control and get traps to trap them for free... if your going to have a cat don't let them outside besides they could always get hit by a car or ate by another animal if they dont get picked up or snatched
opie911 posted: My mom had a cat that roamed freely. One day, in winter, it chased a squirrel into my moms neighbors pool. The poor cat drowned and my mom was so mad [...] Now he didn't do anything illegal, but my mom still had a right to be mad.
OK, let me get this straight. opie911's mom's cat drowned in the neighbor's pool. The man ended up with a dead cat in his pool. But opie's mother was justified in harrassing him until he moved?
No actually if the law where you live is that cats can not run free you have every right to use live traps and capture them, you are supposed to turn the over to the SPCA though. Unless she has hard proof of him dumping them she is poop out of luck.
Some people hate cats bitterly, and they do very creepy things as a result.
I've never lived in a place where cats aren't allowed outdoors -- it's not like you can walk them on a leash. Mine are indoors these days, what with the leukemia and all, but it's a recent change for me and all my neighbors' cats do go out. My first cats did too, and lived well into their teens. I think being able to play outdoors kept them in better condition than the ones I have now. Plus, when one does manage to scoot out, which happens once every year or two, they're complete idiots out there from not being used to it.