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#6316555 - 09/03/18 08:44 AM Living in a town full of cats?
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
When you live in a town of 96 people and there is a cat population of close to 100 running around town are they considered nuisance animals? I can count over 25 cats on a four block drive to my job site in town every morning. And that's a straight line across town. Is there anything a person can do to remove some that's humane and legal? They are mostly feral cats that a few guys in town feed and water daily.

I should clarify I'm talking about live trapping with a humane place to take them.


Edited by Duckstick80 (09/03/18 09:10 AM)

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#6316579 - 09/03/18 09:27 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1242
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
We have been employed many times to remove feral cats and take them to the Humane Society. We have never had a problem.

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#6316598 - 09/03/18 09:50 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
joepennanti Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 264
Loc: New York STATE
If you're getting paid for ADC work that's one thing, otherwise just wait until subfreezing temps and you'll find them all huddled in somebody's barn. Town of 96 people = no secrets; somebody knows the shed or garage where they survive winter.
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#6316614 - 09/03/18 10:18 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
There a guy in town that built a shed with seamless siding, epoxy painted floor and spray foam insulation. He puts food and water in there daily and heats it all winter. They can come and go as they please. Plus he catches them and takes them to the vet for shots then let's them go. He's got the same shed at his house and 200+ cats living in kennels he built in his buildings with play grounds and radiant heat in the walls for them. I think this will be a very hard battle to win!

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#6316618 - 09/03/18 10:21 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Getting There Offline
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 1015
Loc: West Michigan
You must have a county animal control officer. That is the first place I would check. Is there any city ordinances on the books regarding cats. IMO the rules for cats should be the same as dog. JMO
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#6316958 - 09/03/18 07:48 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Jim Bethell Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1109
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 74
If he spends that kind of money on them, get ready for a battle. He will hire an attorney and fight to the last breath no matter what the law says.

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#6316978 - 09/03/18 08:00 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
joepennanti Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 264
Loc: New York STATE
DuckStick what part of ND is this? You guys don't have any fisher up there? The word "feral" don't exist here no more. It used to, back in the 80's. And back then when we saw "Lost Cat" signs the cat was usually located after a few days, usually a tom out looking to fornicate. Nowadays those "Lost Cat" signs stay up for months. I ask 'em what color did you say your kitty was? Oh yeah, I saw that color in some fisher scat over on a log over there.

Import yourselves some fisher there DuckStick. They'll set up camp near that seamless siding and grow big and fat on easy pickings.
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#6317056 - 09/03/18 09:30 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
The guy is a county commissioner so I doubt a call to the sheriff or county would help. And yes he is a multi millionaire, he also loves to argue and is always right! There are about three people in town like him, I'll take a pic of the house a block away from mine. There were 18 cats on the one side i drove by tonight. I don't know where I would import Fisher from but there have been some within 15 miles a few times. I'm sure they will find their way here if the food source keeps growing!

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#6317064 - 09/03/18 09:38 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
Anyone ever seen the movie Sleepwalkers by Stephen King? It's about half as bad as that around here lol!

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#6317506 - 09/04/18 01:12 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14601
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Where's the 'Yotes and Fox?
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#6317784 - 09/04/18 06:46 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
We have a good population of both but they don't seem to come into town much. I think it's all the street lights and yard lights. They even stay away from the yard lights at the farm. And with all the cropland and CRP they don't need to look very hard for something to eat.

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#6317847 - 09/04/18 07:54 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14601
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Pity!
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#6318248 - 09/05/18 09:41 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
joepennanti Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 264
Loc: New York STATE
Best way to fight Libs is with their own favorite weapon: social media. (case in point: Trump trolling Libs on Twitter)

Make a video. Entitle it something like: Springfield, ND: The Town with More Cats than People; or Springfield, ND: Town Infested with Cats. Do it from an environmental angle. Highlight their scat accumulations on public land and/or near creeks and other water runoffs. Focus in on urine damaged plants. Emphasize the predation on native bird populations (that's becoming a big issue).

Upload it to YouTube. Bring attention to it; this thread got 300+ views in <2 days; the video will get at least that many.

Chances are very few people outside of that town know what's going on there. Don't use your real name, rich people are powerful people and if he finds out it's you he could potentially make your life miserable (especially if he finds out that you're a trapper). Use a screen name. DuckStick would be a good one LOL


Edited by joepennanti (09/05/18 09:39 PM)
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#6318254 - 09/05/18 09:52 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
BigBob Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 14601
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Do you have one of those hateful "In your face, I'm always right, dirty Rat B investigative reporters" That won't mind "Stickin' it to da man"?
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#6318543 - 09/05/18 06:55 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
ponyboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 404
Loc: New York
See how much Paul Winkelmann would charge to come to town.......

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#6318695 - 09/06/18 03:31 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 823
Loc: NH
If he spends money to feed, water and shelter them, then takes them to the vet for shots and medical care, he owns them.

Be careful what you do with or to another mans property.

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#6318728 - 09/06/18 06:05 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
Ownership is 90% possession around here. I own cattle and do the same for them but I don't let them graze in my neighbor's yard, inside their vehicles, garage, etc. They could legally shoot them if I did.

I had a problem with one guy letting his dog run and it was pooping on my front step while I was skinning coyotes in the garage. I left some round worm infested carcasses outside then let everyone in town know a dog was eating them three weeks later. Solved that problem real quick!

I personally like cats and even have one "IN" my house we saved as a kitten from an old barn. Have a few at the farm as well. I also like dogs, we have two at the farm just not in town. I just don't like walking outside in the morning and having 6-8 cats in my yard climbing all over my vehicles. Spraying urine all around my house and on my vehicles or even inside them when I forget to roll up the windows. I've driven uptown and had cats in my vehicle sitting outside the grocery store when I come back out. My parents have a house in town with a crawl space. Last winter there were at least a dozen wintering under there and the entire house smelled of cat urine.

Maybe the guy who owns them can start paying for urine removal, auto detailing, repairing houses where they tunnel through the siding, ruin the insulation and ruin the paint with urine.



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#6318762 - 09/06/18 07:11 AM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Duckstick80 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/18
Posts: 94
Loc: NORTH DAKOTA
What really burns my rear on this is that the guy made his money contracting with the US Dept of Interior so it's mine/your tax dollars funding his obsession! I pay a pretty good chunk in land taxes for the farm and houses in town, the county budget and sheriff's wages are funded with that and he is in control of that as well so they are no help. And to top it off one of the city council members just had a fundraiser for the humane society or something like that a couple weeks ago!

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#6319135 - 09/06/18 06:18 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
Okie Farmer Offline
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Registered: 05/30/08
Posts: 400
Loc: Oklahoma
This is a problem that needs to be taken care of quietly and out of sight. I would crack a shed or garage door open somewhere and keep a trap or two set, just slowly and steadily trap them down. I wouldn't tell any body what I was doing,

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#6319793 - 09/07/18 05:44 PM Re: Living in a town full of cats? [Re: Duckstick80]
joepennanti Offline
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Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 264
Loc: New York STATE
I actually like that idea more than the one I had posted, especially if, like the OP says, there were 6-8 cats in my yard climbing over my vehicles, urinating around the house and on/inside vehicles, and wintering in a crawl space under the house causing the house to stink of cat urine.

You'd need to be real discrete about relocating them to an animal shelter far from town, either that or discrete about disposing the carcasses.
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