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Old 06.05.2021, 22:26
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

Coming next, my neighbor torched my cat!

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Old 06.05.2021, 22:29
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Coming next, my neighbor torched my cat!

Thanks, Atherii!

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I know people who have cooked cat. To be fair, they learned about this dish from their parents who had to adapt during brutally hard times.
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Old 06.05.2021, 22:32
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

won't the cat learn after a couple more sprays?
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Old 06.05.2021, 22:37
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat



someone also made a motorised version that can actively target the cat
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I would just have pissed on it to mark my territory, no need for a hose!

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I know people who have cooked cat. To be fair, they learned about this dish from their parents who had to adapt during brutally hard times.
With head and paws off it's very difficult (near impossible) to distinguish cat from rabbit (lacking a microscope and stuff). I guess that's how you could cook it.
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Old 06.05.2021, 22:49
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I know people who have cooked cat. To be fair, they learned about this dish from their parents who had to adapt during brutally hard times.
My preferred recipe:

https://www.veja.it/2008/12/09/gatto...ala-visentina/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aD-It_R2mU


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SamanthaH, I strongly urge you to lodge an official complaint with your local police against your neighbour as soon as possible; his mistreatment of your animals (or any animal for that matter), is just NOT acceptable! Take copies of your vet's letters/reports to justify your complaint.

It just so happens that I will be passing close to Orbe on Sunday. Perhaps I should visit your neighbour and have a "quiet" word with him. My dogs will be with me too!
Im not sure if this is the right way to respond to your message.. Im a bit terrible with internet stuff..
Yes we already decided to call the animal protection services tomorrow and ask their advice. If we go to the police or what we need to do.
Thanks! That would be amazing and very funny to have your dogs come and stand up fo my cats This guy doesnt know who hes messing with!
We are in Yverdon now, not in Orbe.. how nice i never meet English speaking people here in person, Im sure there are loads!!
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Pity your neighbour didn't get a burst pipe as it appears he didn't turn off his outside water taps in winter.
Yes! Ha ha Good point.. perhaps hes been squirting cats all winter though.. lets hope not
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Old 06.05.2021, 23:01
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

Sorry, but getting your cat wet is NOT illegal nor animal abuse.

Accusing your neighbor of such, however, IS abuse.

Expect to pay.

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Old 06.05.2021, 23:11
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The guy is a jerk, IMO.
Maybe. Maybe not.

But then again, maybe it's OP.

I've yet to meet someone who dislikes all foreigners for no other reason than them being foreign. How would OP know the neighbor has trouble understanding her if they never spoke? Of course that will make him prefer speaking to her spouse - despite his alleged dislike of foreigners.

And you don't know what happened in the two years they've been here, it may help to keep in mind that the entire blame game is pure conjecture.
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Old 06.05.2021, 23:28
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

Just for reference:

Your neighbour is well within his rights to spray water over your cat if it is on his property. He is not allowed to intentionally cause it any harm, that is clear. All I can say is to tread carefully. If you make a complaint, you have proof of something happening at some point and if anything else happens, his door will be the first they knock on. If the police you talking to are cat lovers, that is. If they are not, it'll be low on their list of priorities to do anything about it and your neighbour may get wind of it. He probably won't be happy about that...

Here is a list of things in French that are legal and recommended to keep away cats. Maybe offer to help your neighbour implement them? You could also try using them to make leaving your property in the neighbour's direction an unattractive proposition. The important thing is to acknowledge and validate his desire not to have your cats on his property, which is his right, no matter how unrealistic it is. If you make it clear that you are trying to help from your side, I'm sure he will not respond as aggressively.

A friend of mine sadly chose to go for the not very concilliatory route and one day her cat didn't return home. The neighbourhood kids showed up in tears a few weeks later with the cat's GPS collar in hand. They'd found it in the bushes in a nearby playground, it had been smashed with some force, not something that would happen by accident. So please think in terms of finding a win win if possible, there's no point telling yourself that the law should protect you or "he shouldn't be allowed to do this or that", that will not help your kittens.

It also goes without saying that all cats with access to the outdoors should have a microchip and be spayed/neutered before they reach 5 months of age. They should only be let outside once they have gone through their full deworming and vaccination courses, some recommend waiting for the six month mark.
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Old 06.05.2021, 23:30
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

Sounds like a promising title for a porn film.

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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

I would provide the neighbour with an appropriate spray device.
If the cat gets soaked, so be it, just no power wash.

Cats get caught in the rain as well, they get wet and go home. It happens and it's not a big deal.

If the neighbour is old and even the wife looks defeated when he goes into rage, consider that he might be senile, so there is no reasoning. There is just keeping the cat away.

My cats stay in the house. Outside cats routinely get injures and weird stuff in the eyes due to fighting other cats or birds.

I would prevent them from getting out of the garden.
Plenty of videos on youtube about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPioQRJfgEY
websites too: https://wicatinfo.weebly.com/do-it-y...cat-fence.html
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

If you do decide to go to the police (which wouldn't be my first move, at all), then I'd recommend you tone it right down. Don't go there to complain, nor to lay a charge, nor to demand your rights, nor to claim that the neighbour is abusing your pets. And don't speak about how it would be done differentely in the country from which you come.

Instead, simply ask for advice. Say that you're new, or the cat or the neighbour or the situation (or whatever it is) is new, or has been going on for a while, and you're not quite sure what to make of it. Say that you love your cats, of course, but that you want to live in peace with your neighbour. Say that you've been thinking about how to get the balance right between not being a nuisance to anyone, living peacefully, and yet also keeping your animals safe.

Ask for the police's advice, or guidance, or suggestions, since they know the area, and they know what people around that area might do, to solve this kind of situation.

The policemen or -women might actually have some advice for you. But even if they don't, your situation and concerns will have been registered, perhaps in a file, but in any case in memory. Write down, in front of them, the date and time you were there, and the names of the police to whom you speak. Thank them for their suggestions. Show yourself to be the level-headed, rational neighbour who is wanting to live in peace. That will serve you in good stead should you ever need to come back again, about any further incidents of this nature. Then, the police may well remember you (and you can state to whom you spoke) as the approachable, sane one within the potential dispute.
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

Thanks again to all the advice.
Sorry for all the other people who have been treated badly by cats.. hope you can sort out your issues.
We are phoning the animal protection and see from there. Hope everyone is doing well and keeping healthy during these times.. bye from us and the kittens xx
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I know people who have cooked cat. To be fair, they learned about this dish from their parents who had to adapt during brutally hard times.
Quite common in the Italian village my grandparents were from...

In fact, cat + polenta was the Christmas meal tradition...

That said, your neighbors actions are deplorable...
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Re: My neighbour soaked my cat

In Alsace where I used to shop for bunny, they left the cotton-tail on so you'd know it wasn't chat.
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Old 07.05.2021, 11:00
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I know people who have cooked cat. To be fair, they learned about this dish from their parents who had to adapt during brutally hard times.
That's why they are known as "roof rabbits"!

http://richraves.blogspot.com/2011/0...casserole.html

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Old 07.05.2021, 11:22
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I very much doubt that. Most countries have laws in place which ensure people are entitled to enjoy their property free of your interference in any way. So I very much doubt that a defense based on the idea that you are not responsible for a cat you bought and maintain is going to get very far if it is interfering with the neighbors enjoyment of their property.
You may doubt it, but you're wrong. Mostly.

Here's what has already been posted:

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https://www.tierimrecht.org/de/recht...duldet-werden/

'Must strange cats be tolerated on one's own property?'

"Unlike dogs, however, their (my note: cat) owners cannot constantly control them or train them to know what they are allowed to do and what they are not allowed to do on their forays into other people's property. Here again, the question is what interference is reasonable for a neighbour and at what point it is considered excessive.

Excessiveness must be determined by the courts in each individual case. In most cases, however, it is not necessary to take legal action.

"Who must pay for damage done by a cat to another person's property?"

https://www.tierimrecht.org/de/recht...ck-hinterlsst/

Unlike a dog owner, a cat owner cannot be expected to constantly supervise his animals. For this reason, they are not necessarily liable for damage caused by a cat on someone else's property. However, he is liable at least if he has already been ordered by a court to keep his cat from entering other people's property and homes and has still not taken the necessary precautions.
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(Same is true in the UK).
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This guy doesnt know who hes messing with!

And do you know who you are messing with? Don't be surprised if when you make a report to the police, he does the same claiming that your cat caused all sorts of damage to his property etc.....


Make sure you have legal insurance before taking on these kinds of individuals.
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