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How do you keep cats off of the outdoor furniture?

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Jason Garvas Last reply on Oct 13, 2016

Stray cats lay and spray my outdoor furniture how do i keep them off my patio and furniture?

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  • R.V.R. Farris
    R.V.R. Farris Natchitoches, LA
    on Apr 24, 2013

    Ditto, I'm through.

  • Carol G
    Carol G Abbeville, LA
    on Apr 24, 2013

    I dont want to kill the cats I just want to keep them off my patio because the are destroying my patio furniture by scratching in it and I have rattan furniture and some are antique and worth a lot of money. then they spray and it smells really bad.

  • Carol G
    Carol G Abbeville, LA
    on Apr 24, 2013

    the cats are really starting to destroy my whole patio. last nite they had a cat fight and broke several of my really nice flower pots and tore up my plants. NOW I HAVE HAD IT! I tried the vinegar thing ,I tried the citrus thing. I have tried every thing. now I have had enough!!

  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
    Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Colonia, NJ
    on Apr 24, 2013

    Carol, My suggestion if you do not want to trap them and relocate them to a shelter. Contact your local animal control officer and request that they offer a solution to your issue. Plantings, spraying chemicals etc are only short term solutions or take a long time to become effective. Humane traps and relocation to a shelter is the only method that will work.

  • Kimberly C
    Kimberly C Queen Creek, AZ
    on Apr 24, 2013

    To all, unfortunately most of you probably didn't read the end of my post because it is not shown without clicking on more but I did ask Nature Advocate to chill, looks like NA doesn't care. Carol G, you definitely need to call animal control, good luck!

  • Sherrie
    Sherrie Nixa, MO
    on Apr 24, 2013

    Carol we live trap them. That is usually enough to keep them from coming back. We rent a live trap and trapped one and let him go and haven't seen him since. I put about 2 Tablespoons of tuna in the trap. I am doing it again this week to get another cat. I don't relocate them as soon as their caught we let them go. It costs $8.00 to rent the trap. I also trapped 2 possum which were relocated at the lake. I had to do this after the cat sprayed my garage several times. It worked. 2 down 1 to go. Wish me luck.

  • Yair Spolter
    Yair Spolter Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 25, 2013

    Hi everyone. I'm Yair from Hometalk Support. Just jumping in here to let you know that a number of comments were removed from this thread. Hometalk welcomes every member to express their opinions. However, our posting guidelines prohibit the use of name-calling and using offensive graphic imagery or an overly aggressive or harsh tone. Thank you for alerting us. You can read Hometalk's content guidelines here: http://www.hometalk.com/about/content-guidelines

  • Carol G
    Carol G Abbeville, LA
    on Apr 25, 2013

    I am so sorry to have caused a problem! I just want the cats gone. The humane Society here in the part of LA that I live do not come pick up cats only stray dogs.

  • Pamela Walker
    Pamela Walker Chino, CA
    on Apr 25, 2013

    Carol, you did not cause a problem. You asked a very valid question and what happened was just ugly and unnecessary, I think all of us can agree on that. I am very happy that Hometalk Support came in fixed the "problem". On a lighter note, I do understand your issue... I have 4 cats, all are fixed and some are inside/outside cats. We have a "cat door" and a neighborhood Tom cat has actually came into our house looking for our fixed male to fight with him... !! in our own house !! LOL So imagine your problem on your patio now moved into your living room LOL I have woke up quite a few times at 3am to them fighting in the hallway outside our bedroom, hair everywhere... the Tom spraying everywhere....OY!!! So yes, I do understand. Carol, I do hope you find an humane answer to your question that will relieve you of your stress.

  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
    Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Colonia, NJ
    on Apr 25, 2013

    Thanks Yair S. Carol, I would suggest if the local humane society does not handle cats, Which I find kinda strange, perhaps you can find through local animal shelters someone who would handle this for you. There are a lot of people out there that help strays all the time and I am sure they will come to the rescue. Both for you and the cats.

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