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Author Topic: Do you let your pets run free outside at night?  (Read 135 times)

Countrygirl

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Do you let your pets run free outside at night?
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:01:58 pm »
I have never heard of this. At night all my pet's are all put up. My dog is inside our house. The chickens are in their coop. Or barn already asleep and locked up for the night. But I have heard and seen people let their pet's run free all over town at night especially cats! I have caught a yellow cat in the dead of night trying to dig into my chicken coop.

So I set a racoon trap for it and I caught a black cat instead. You could tell it is someone's pet. It was not skinny and her coat was clean and shiny. No collar of course. I told my dh to take it to the pound but he afraid they will kill the cat is his owner doesn't claim him. (Which most owners don't because the fine is in the hundreds.) So my dh took him to the outskirts of town and let him go. Hopefully he won't find his way back to the chicken coop.

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Shadow_lark

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Only the horse, and that's because I dont have a stall for him to go in where he is currently boarded. My cat typically comes in for the night around dinner time and spends the evening sleeping on my printer lol.

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I think it stupid of people to let their cats out. Terrible things can happen to them never mind the fact they are an invasive species.
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Dogs are never free roaming, they’d eat our mean ass rooster. The ducks, chicks, and goats are all put up at night. Our outside cats, really strays that find us, stay outside.

I’ve never had cats mess with any of my fowl.




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I grew up in farm land. No one brought their dogs and cats in. Really ever. They were all outside.

Now I have English Bulldogs. They aren't slowed outside ever without me.

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My cats are strictly indoors. That is how it will stay. I do see others allowing their cats to free roam.
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No way. We only have dogs and they are always safely in the house at night.

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Roam free no. Maybe outside I'm a doghouse but never roam free. My dog is sweet as a peach but he's got one loud and mean sounding bark. I'd have complaints all the time. Plus I live in apartments. Maybe if I had a huge plot of land that was fenced in but still probably no.

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How appalling.  My animals NEVER go outside.  It was also appalling that your husband dumped that cat where it can not find its way home.  If a cat is used to living in a domestic setting you dumped it off to be hit by a car, killed by another animal, or simply starve to death.  You should have further secured your chickens instead of leaving the cat to die in a strange area where is cannot find its way to whatever home it had.
Here it's illegal to do that and is considered animal abuse.  I hope someone finds out YOU dumped the poor thing and hauls you into court over it.  People who dump animals are cruel.  It would be better that the animal was humanely euthanized (even though I disapprove of that as well) instead of leaving it to die a lonely horrible death.  Some of my best cats have just shown up and I always take them in if they are not feral.  If they are I feed them and get them spayed or neutered so they can live outside.  I hate it but a truly feral cat rarely accepts being inside.

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Where I live we have a leash law for dogs.  I was laughed at for saying we need the same thing for cats. 
I have walked a cat on a leash before.

Anyway I don't thing that was cruel.  The cat was on your property and would have killed one of your chickens.  By transplanting it to another area you gave it a shot at finding a new family.

It's doubtful a black cat would have been adopted from the shelter unless it was really friendly.

Outdoor cats go missing all the time anything could have happened to it sooooo...

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Where I live we have a leash law for dogs.  I was laughed at for saying we need the same thing for cats. 
I have walked a cat on a leash before.

Anyway I don't thing that was cruel.  The cat was on your property and would have killed one of your chickens.  By transplanting it to another area you gave it a shot at finding a new family.

It's doubtful a black cat would have been adopted from the shelter unless it was really friendly.

Outdoor cats go missing all the time anything could have happened to it sooooo...

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to be fair it might have accidentally gotten out. my cat does that sometimes. someone could be missing it right now. some kid could be crying because it hasn't come home.

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No. My dog doesn't go out without a leash. In my neighborhood there are very strict rules about unleashed/free roaming pets. The only animals that come out at night are the deer, coyote, fox..I might have even seen a wolf.

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Where I live we have a leash law for dogs.  I was laughed at for saying we need the same thing for cats. 
I have walked a cat on a leash before.

Anyway I don't thing that was cruel.  The cat was on your property and would have killed one of your chickens.  By transplanting it to another area you gave it a shot at finding a new family.

It's doubtful a black cat would have been adopted from the shelter unless it was really friendly.

Outdoor cats go missing all the time anything could have happened to it sooooo...

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to be fair it might have accidentally gotten out. my cat does that sometimes. someone could be missing it right now. some kid could be crying because it hasn't come home.

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That's one of those sorry not sorry situations.

Who would be sorry when the cat killed a chicken?

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No, my animals are generally inside in the evening after dinner.  The exception is our dog, Heid.  She goes out into the fenced in back yard once or twice more in the evening to run around and do her business before bedtime.  The cats don't stay out at night unless one of them slips out and won't come in. 

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How appalling.  My animals NEVER go outside.  It was also appalling that your husband dumped that cat where it can not find its way home.  If a cat is used to living in a domestic setting you dumped it off to be hit by a car, killed by another animal, or simply starve to death.  You should have further secured your chickens instead of leaving the cat to die in a strange area where is cannot find its way to whatever home it had.
Here it's illegal to do that and is considered animal abuse.  I hope someone finds out YOU dumped the poor thing and hauls you into court over it.  People who dump animals are cruel.  It would be better that the animal was humanely euthanized (even though I disapprove of that as well) instead of leaving it to die a lonely horrible death.  Some of my best cats have just shown up and I always take them in if they are not feral.  If they are I feed them and get them spayed or neutered so they can live outside.  I hate it but a truly feral cat rarely accepts being inside.

Get me in trouble? For what? Protecting my livestock? The law states I can shoot the cat if I wanted to to protect my livestock. I didn't shoot it but I could. The owners of the cat would get in trouble for letting their pet run at large and being a nuisance. Not mention paying damages.

As for securing my chickens more they are locked up in a chicken coop and my and the door to the chicken coop has a pad lock. The coop is more secure then my house how secure do you want it? Sould I get a security system for it! Your reasoning is like saying it is your fault if a robber breaks into your house because it wasn't more secure even though it was locked.

 

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