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What Is the Law on Cats Fouling (UK)? — 12 Comments

  1. I know quite a few people that know how to plant gardens that are ecologically responsible. They actually plant several rows of vegetables and other plants that native wildlife like to eat, as a perimeter around their gardens. This way they get to live in harmony with “destructive garden pests” and enjoy their company as well as enjoy their gardens. Sarah’s “solution” would displace all that native wildlife too. People who love nature don’t do that, repel all wildlife. They make an effort to even please the native wildlife and reward them for being there.

    • The only other native wildlife round here are mice, foxes and squirrels – these are also garden pests. Development in nearby gardens (decking, paving, fences without hedgehog tunnels) has scared off the hedgehogs that used to live locally. And since my neighbours have a very small child, they don’t want to risk toxo infection from cat faeces. Oddly enough, my own cats run indoors to use their trays and then go outdoors afterwards (conditioning from when they were indoor-only cats before they came to me), but my neighbours are hardly going to DNA test the faeces to see whose cat left the poop in the middle of the lawn.

      • Does she also take the valuable hours out of her own life to apply that toxic substance to all her neighbors yards? Or do they send her a bill for all those hours that they had to expend to help Sarah pursue her hobby? Her’s is not a solution, in fact its an insult added on top of insult.

      • What other animals does that “Get Off My Garden” repel that her neighbors actually wanted in their own gardens? Is she destroying everyone’s gardens just to keep her cats out of them so she can pretend she’s being a “good neighbor”?

      • Not really as it is not eco friendly. Some of us would like to enjoy our gardens without stepping into cats’ vomit and poo every single day. Law needs changing!!!!!!!

  2. Since I’ve lived here, this sounds awful but if you read it you’ll see that the cat owners were given a very clear choice and choose to get rid of two rather than keep them in the house or confined to an outdoor enclosure. The properties here are very compact and population dense. I think it was in Manhattan Beach I seen some of the first outdoor cat enclosures and that was over 30 years ago.

    Hermosa Beach Has and is Enforcing a Two-Cat Limit

    The lesson here is if pet owners don’t self regulate and take responsibility it leads to the passing or ordinances that have an impact on everyone.

    • Agreed ME. Cats owners have a responsibility towards cats and other people and if they are not responsible it affects cats ultimately.

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