How to Live with Community Cats
What you should do if…
Cats are getting into your trash.
Reason: Cats are looking for food.
Cats are digging in your garden.
Reason: It is a cat’s natural instinct to dig in soft or loose soil, moss, or sand.
Cats are lounging in your yard or porch, or on your car.
Reason: Cats tend to remain close to their food source.
Cats are sleeping under your porch or in your shed.
Reason: The cats are looking for a dry, warm shelter away from the elements.
Feeding cats attracts insects and wildlife.
Reason: Leaving food out for too long can attract other animals.
Cats are yowling, fighting, roaming, and having kittens.
Reason: These are mating behaviors. Once the cats are spayed or neutered, these behaviors will stop.
Thank you to our friends at Alley Cat Allies for these great tips on humanely deterring cats from your neighborhood!