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January 25th, 2013, 07:36 PM
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Location: Texas
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We have recently moved and come to find out our new house comes with a crazy stalker cat determined to get inside at any cost.

From what I understand the handyman (we rent) who lives across the street from us has a cat that is not fixed. When she had kittens the handyman gave one to his neighbors who leave their dog tied out at all hours. Pretty much all they did was put a collar on her and leave her outside. My neighbors said the cat kept coming by their house and getting thinner and thinner so they started feeding her and got a bed that they keep on the porch for her. They have 2 dogs of their own and do not allow that cat inside ever.
When I came to look at this residence the cat let herself in. Just walked in the front door. We haven't even been here a month and have already had to chase her out/ put her out about 5-6 times. Last night I went to water the plants on the front porch and she kept trying to get in the house. I dumped water on her, stomped my feet, chased her with a broom, picked her up and put her off the porch. NOTHING WORKED! SHE KEPT COMING BACK AND TRYING TO GET INSIDE! My husband was even out there helping and she wouldn't quit. When we were done outside we went in and locked the door. For the rest of the evening she scratched at our door trying to get in. All day today she has been trying to get in my house. I am ready to get out the vinegar bottle but somehow I doubt that would work.
This cat even waits outside our back door and tries to come in that way.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THIS STINKING CAT????

She is very sweet and my kids can pet her but I have 3 high drive dogs and am 38 1/2 weeks pregnant. Do I want a cat? Yes. But, not until my oldest dog passes.
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February 2nd, 2013, 02:57 PM
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They don't like the smell of lemon, so some vinegar with lemon peel/oil in it sprayed may work. It sounds like maybe whoever lived there before you was feeding her. Maybe if you kept your encounters to outside she'd be okay with that. Put a bed on the porch? Some food, pet her outside, etc? Unfortunately, if that doesn't work, the only other option may be to try and rehome her to someone in your area who would like an indoor kitty. Or does she still belong to someone that lives there? If so, maybe talk to them about the situation. If they've moved or aren't taking care of her, then rehoming her may be a good option.
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