Are Outdoor Cats Driving You Crazy?
We understand. Outdoor cats can be loud, some spray and they can produce litter after litter of kittens.
Arizona’s Fix.Adopt.Save initiative offers a variety of different low-cost spay/neuter resources through Trap-Neuter-Return programs. Learn more about Trap-Neuter-Return, or for more information about affordable TNR programs, visit the Animal Defense League of Arizona's Outdoor Cats page.
There are a number of items and other deterrents that can help you keep cats out of your yard and off your property.
Struggling to co-exist with a neighbor who is caring for outdoor cats? Here are a few tips that may help you resolve your dispute.
Please remember, cats are covered under the Animal Cruelty Statute 13-2910. Anyone caught harming or endangering cats can be arrested and charged with animal cruelty. If you witness or suspect animal cruelty, please follow these tips.
But removing them is not the best solution. By spaying/neutering outdoor cats, you can often reduce or even eliminate many of these behaviors, benefiting both you and the cats. Most importantly, spaying/neutering ends the breeding cycle and the possibility of reproduction, which in time, may reduce the number of cats in your neighborhood.
Conversely, if you simply eliminate one outdoor cat who has not been spayed/neutered, another intact cat will likely move in to take its place and utilize the resources the first cat left behind. That leads to an endless cycle of cat after cat having litter after litter of kittens who continue to exhibit the negative behaviors that frustrate you.