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OT: Cat Tracking Study

For those that allow their cats to roam, and are curious where they go, this study may give some insights.....
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Great Plains, USA
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,020
    I guess that I will never know. Unless I subscribe. 
    Judging by the plentiful supply roaming my neighborhood it isn’t to a free spa and neuter clinic.
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 691
    edited March 2020
    it is irresponsible to let them roam. they really hurt the native bird population for one thing, in some areas to the point of endangering survival. How would you like if dog owners let them roam? 
    XL BGE and Kamado Joe Jr.
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,446
    it is irresponsible to let them roam. they really hurt the native bird population for one thing, in some areas to the point of endangering survival. How would you like if dog owners let them roam? 
    Dogs hurt people. I would need hundreds of cats in my neighborhood to put a dent in the bird population. Hundreds. 
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,059
    most of the dogs around me that roam are happy go lucky friendly dogs, when the problems start it is usually one of the penned up dogs on the loose. my dog roams =) as soon as i let him out of the truck at camp he beelines 6 houses up the street, the neighbor lets out the lab and she beelines back to my house for a beef bone handout
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 1,790
    No free roaming cats in my neighborhood....coyotes. 
    .
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, SMALL, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 21,452
    edited March 2020
    Murder machines. Mine met his fate (assumed coyote) a few years ago. It’s hard out there. 

    For those who say they shouldn’t be outside: We adopted a semi-feral cat. Tried to keep him inside and he literally did
    $10,000 damage to our house and furniture. He was chill if he could come and go but a monster when cooped up. I wouldn't have another cat because of it but there was no way this cat was going to be an inside-only cat. 

    I would imagine the local bird, lizard, and rodent populations were pleased to see him go. I know my couch was. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 734
    td66snrf said:
    No free roaming cats in my neighborhood....coyotes. 
    .

    The article touched on Coyotes and Dingoes having a taste for cat.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,564
    our town picks up strays ,spay,neuter them and return them where they were picked up
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker coming soon- Blackstone 36 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • lkapigian said:
    our town picks up strays ,spay,neuter them and return them where they were picked up
    Same here. They notch their ear so you can tell which ones have been spayed/neutered. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,673
    lkapigian said:
    our town picks up strays ,spay,neuter them and return them where they were picked up
    I’m sorry, but it’s just an insane waste of tax dollars to catch, treat and release strays. If they were endangered animals in the wild, ok. Doing it in the city is just stupid.
    Rather see the money go to kids school lunches.
    people claim they keep pests away. But it’s the same people putting and leaving food outside to feed their animals that also bring in the pests.
    Also neighborhood cats tearing up my grill covers as scratching posts and crapping in the yard. I welcome coyotes...
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,564
    Photo Egg said:
    lkapigian said:
    our town picks up strays ,spay,neuter them and return them where they were picked up
    I’m sorry, but it’s just an insane waste of tax dollars to catch, treat and release strays. If they were endangered animals in the wild, ok. Doing it in the city is just stupid.
    Rather see the money go to kids school lunches.
    people claim they keep pests away. But it’s the same people putting and leaving food outside to feed their animals that also bring in the pests.
    Also neighborhood cats tearing up my grill covers as scratching posts and crapping in the yard. I welcome coyotes...
    I truly agree,drives me nuts............as  well as the "lets just leave food out"
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker coming soon- Blackstone 36 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • Photo Egg said:
    lkapigian said:
    our town picks up strays ,spay,neuter them and return them where they were picked up
    I’m sorry, but it’s just an insane waste of tax dollars to catch, treat and release strays. If they were endangered animals in the wild, ok. Doing it in the city is just stupid.
    Rather see the money go to kids school lunches.
    people claim they keep pests away. But it’s the same people putting and leaving food outside to feed their animals that also bring in the pests.
    Also neighborhood cats tearing up my grill covers as scratching posts and crapping in the yard. I welcome coyotes...
    It’s not tax dollars (here anyway). It’s some non-profit or something like that. 

    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 8,125
    I have a "have-a-heart" trap that I set.  Every cat I catch gets relocated.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,564
    I have a "have-a-heart" trap that I set.  Every cat I catch gets relocated.
    My neighbors across the street moved across town, the cat showed back up about a week later ( which I think is amazing ) ...........somehow the cat I used to chase off has become an adopted son....its a love hate thing
    Visalia, Ca

    LGBE- Pit's by Klose Trailer -Stumps XL Stretch - Custom Santa Maria-Modified HD Offset Smoker Reverse Flow- FatStack Smoker coming soon- Blackstone 36 - Custom Cold Smoke House and a lonely Brinkman Vertical Smoker
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    Those spay-nueter programs for feral cats are mostly privately funded and they work and save money in the long term.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
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  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 691
    House cats just aren't native. They really hurt the local wildlife. Not just birds, but smaller birds can really take a hit
    XL BGE and Kamado Joe Jr.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    We have 5 cats and since they are well fed they may kill a 3 or 4 birds a year.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    And those are probably injured/sick.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • alaskanassasinalaskanassasin Posts: 3,862
    My cats bang on mice all night. Rarely a bird.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    House cats just aren't native. They really hurt the local wildlife. Not just birds, but smaller birds can really take a hit
    People aren't native either, and I see your point, they've f*cked everything up.
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,673
    Those spay-nueter programs for feral cats are mostly privately funded and they work and save money in the long term.
    Euthanizing helps with the problem in the long run. Releasing the problem back into the neighborhood is a poor use of resources. And this entire situation was created by none other than animal lovers who failed to take care and responsibility for their animals. “Cats are born to run free”...then if you live in the city...choose another pet. 
    Just my opinion. Not a knock on responsible pet lovers.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    Photo Egg said:
    Those spay-nueter programs for feral cats are mostly privately funded and they work and save money in the long term.
    Euthanizing helps with the problem in the long run. Releasing the problem back into the neighborhood is a poor use of resources. And this entire situation was created by none other than animal lovers who failed to take care and responsibility for their animals. “Cats are born to run free”...then if you live in the city...choose another pet. 
    Just my opinion. Not a knock on responsible pet lovers.
    True animal lovers wouldn't fail to fix their pets and abandon them to an urban area to reproduce.  
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • LitLit Posts: 8,679
    I have this cat in my hood that sprays my car several times a week. 
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,348
    edited March 2020
    For those of you that let your cats wander near my home or out in the country where I hunt, you do not need to wonder where they go to after I see them.  They will have been 'relocated'.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    For those of you that let your cats wander near my home or out in the country where I hunt, you do not need to wonder where they go to after I see them.  They will have been 'relocated'.
    Same goes for cat hunters in my neighborhood. 
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,673
    Photo Egg said:
    Those spay-nueter programs for feral cats are mostly privately funded and they work and save money in the long term.
    Euthanizing helps with the problem in the long run. Releasing the problem back into the neighborhood is a poor use of resources. And this entire situation was created by none other than animal lovers who failed to take care and responsibility for their animals. “Cats are born to run free”...then if you live in the city...choose another pet. 
    Just my opinion. Not a knock on responsible pet lovers.
    True animal lovers wouldn't fail to fix their pets and abandon them to an urban area to reproduce.  
    I agree. I only wish more pet owners were really animal lovers.
    Also wish more parents really loved having children.
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,348
    For those of you that let your cats wander near my home or out in the country where I hunt, you do not need to wonder where they go to after I see them.  They will have been 'relocated'.
    Same goes for cat hunters in my neighborhood. 
    Who said anything about cat hunting?  this is a bit of a non-sequitur?
  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,031
    For those of you that let your cats wander near my home or out in the country where I hunt, you do not need to wonder where they go to after I see them.  They will have been 'relocated'.
    Isn't there a Netflix special about fvcking with cats?
    Las Vegas, NV
    LG BGE, off-set smoker & various Weber's 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 35,790
    For those of you that let your cats wander near my home or out in the country where I hunt, you do not need to wonder where they go to after I see them.  They will have been 'relocated'.
    Same goes for cat hunters in my neighborhood. 
    Who said anything about cat hunting?  this is a bit of a non-sequitur?
    Like you said, I 'relocate' them.  Nothing sinister there, inherently. 
    ______________________________________________
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr, Akorn Jr, big effin' pellet smoker, gas grill, fire pit, FireDisk, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.  Registered republican.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 
    Stike's troll account



  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 2,348
    For those of you that let your cats wander near my home or out in the country where I hunt, you do not need to wonder where they go to after I see them.  They will have been 'relocated'.
    Isn't there a Netflix special about fvcking with cats?
    There's a section on Pornhub I think.  Not sure about Netflix.
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