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post #31 of 42 Old 09-21-2010, 12:35 PM
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I'm originally from Russell County...one of the towns/counties that was built around coal mining. About 50 miles NW of Bristol, TN. If you can remember back that far, it's where the main part of the UMWA strike was back in '89. I actually got arrested in that one...LOL.

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post #32 of 42 Old 09-21-2010, 12:38 PM
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Naw, I'm actually a noob to southwest Virginia. I've only been here since 2005.

I spent my teenage and early adult years in NOVA. My folks moved back east when I was 12 y/o. I spent my preteen years in southern California, in a small desert town in the middle of the Mojave.
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post #33 of 42 Old 09-21-2010, 01:52 PM
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LOL...2005 was when I moved to NOVA. We just missed each other.

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post #34 of 42 Old 09-21-2010, 02:00 PM
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LOL...2005 was when I moved to NOVA. We just missed each other.

Probably passed each other on the highway!
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post #35 of 42 Old 09-21-2010, 07:21 PM
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Aw, I live in the snotty part of VA. :(

I would just trap it and take it to the shelter. Don't tell anyone. 'Ohh, he must have run off.' There are products you can buy to keep cats away, but I'm not sure how good they are.

You can buy sprays or whatever this thing is:
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post #36 of 42 Old 09-21-2010, 07:23 PM
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We have this tom cat that keeps coming into our feed room at night and spraying all over our feed bins and anything that is left on the ground. I can't leave any tack in there because of him. We do have our own barn cat that we feed in that stall. I have only been feeding her in the mornings so she doens't have any food left in the bowl in the evening for any other cats to get into. Our cat is fixed and vaccinated regularly.
I am positive it is our neighbor's cat as I see it up at their barn most of the time (they have a barn they built especially for the cats). Big problem is that our grandmother puts food out for the stray cats, and our barn is between her house and the neighbors. There is absolutely no chance that I can talk a stubborn 91 year old woman out of doing what she always has. I had thought about trapping him and having him nuetered, but in all honesty I am strapped for cash and certainly don't want to be spending what little money I have on someone else's animal when I have my own I need to care for. And it really ticks me off that the neighbors have this 1+ million dollar home, tennis court, inground pool, exotic animals etc but can't nueter their **** cats.
So anyone have any ideas how to discourage the cat from coming into the barn at night? Something I could maybe spray in the feed room where it is spraying? I tried bleaching the bins, but it still comes in and sprays the same spots. Its really disgusting and I am sick of my barn reeking like cat urine.
Females can be pissing on your tack also so it may not be him
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post #37 of 42 Old 09-22-2010, 09:08 AM
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I really don't see ammonia doing much in regards to a cat. I believe that cat urine has high concentrations of ammonia.
I didn't catch up on the last page of the thread, so I apologize if I am repeating something that was already said.

The rags soaked in ammonia is actually a very GOOD idea, although it might repel your own cat as well. Cats are VERY sensitive to ammonia. My old chiropractor ran a sanctuary for large cats, and he had a lot of them. Several mountain lions, bobcats, caracals and 8 large tigers. They were all handled regularly and daily, and some were on the aggressive side. The ONLY form of discipline he used with them was a regular old squirt bottle with a mixture of water and ammonia. Those tigers would bound at him when he entered their enclosures to clean, he's squirt that bottle in their direction and they'd take off in the opposite direction every time. Then they'd pace around the back of the pen with their mouths hanging open, they REALLY hated the ammonia.


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post #38 of 42 Old 09-22-2010, 10:29 AM
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Most (if not all) animals have a much more sensitive sence of smell than we do. With what ammonia does to me, I'd say that it does really bother them.

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post #39 of 42 Old 09-22-2010, 12:59 PM
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They are all kids of sprays and repellants for cats. Go to a pet store and see what you can find.

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post #40 of 42 Old 09-22-2010, 01:04 PM
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12 Gauge!! Think of it this way, by shooting a stray Tom you're probably stopping 1000's of more stray cats from being made.
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