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Subject Topic: Feral cat doing a wee on the awning Post Reply Post New Topic
Message posted by diablo09/7/2016 at 10:38am
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Our Isabella awning is being visited by a feral cat/s on the site. 2 big problems

1. The smell of urine is so overpowering, it smells like it is in the caravan when the windows are open. I cannot even work out where it has had a wee, it's like it has power sprayed the place. Worried about cleaning because of the waterproofing - can I use a normal enzyme cleaner?

2. If I get it cleaned- how do I deter it or prevent it happening, the cat is known to visit the site, there are a few feral ones around here.

Please help, we need gas masks.

Message posted by Hairywol09/7/2016 at 12:46pm
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Air rifle + vigilance.

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Message posted by Fiona W09/7/2016 at 6:29pm
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Why doesn't the owner ask RSPCA (or SSPCA in Scotland) for a live trap & get the cats the Cat's Trust, who never put down a healthy cat. Or neuter it / them and return to the site (which would cost a small amount). There'll be more feral cats if not.

The cat is male and marking its territory and this largely stops if it's neutered. It is an eye-watering smell for sure. We used to use some bicarbonate of soda topped by white vinegar (it foams) then rinsed with water (for dog equivalent).

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Message posted by Bill Terry09/7/2016 at 6:41pm
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A cat will still spray even if its had its nuts off.

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Message posted by Derbian09/7/2016 at 8:08pm
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If the smell lingers look for a product called. "urineoff". We have two Burmese who occasionally spray and it's the only thing we've found that really works

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Message posted by moorlander99909/7/2016 at 8:33pm
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super soaker, camouflage, patience then blast the furry little buggers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message posted by camcroft09/7/2016 at 9:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by moorlander999 on 09/7/2016
super soaker, camouflage, patience then blast the furry little buggers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



That would be a catisoakeddrfy

Message posted by diablo10/7/2016 at 2:56pm
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thank you everyone, some good practical advice and a laugh. We have got some stuff from petashome to get the stink out and some urine off to boost it, some vinegar and bicarb and a deterrent. Smells good. Now for the supersoaker......

Message posted by Grandad Kenny11/7/2016 at 10:30pm
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Fill some clear plastic bottles with water and lay them around the outside of the awning, not sure why but these tend to scare cats off. I used them quite a lot when abroad and it worked fine, a liberal sprinkling of ground pepper also works.

Message posted by Skiiddy12/7/2016 at 8:34pm
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Our two Saluki's would soon have it seen off - be very happy to lend them to you!

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Message posted by AUSTINS13/7/2016 at 2:02pm
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The super soaker only works if you are a good shot LOL. We have 2 cats living one side of us....and 1 the other. The single dweller has been no problem for years, making me think that the 2 newbies next door are the culprits. They have sprayed up every tall plant in and around the garden. With the obvious result being those plants have died. I am now instructing the supersoaker operator, on how to actually hit the darn cats.

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Message posted by Skiiddy13/7/2016 at 2:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Hairywol on 09/7/2016
Air rifle + vigilance.





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June - Tristram, Polzeath 10 nights
August - Dartmouth Regatta 4 nights





Message posted by AUSTINS13/7/2016 at 9:37pm
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The wife was a vet...can't be going down that route LOL.


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Message posted by naturlist12313/7/2016 at 9:56pm
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I stopped cats coming in my garden by planting bottles in the obvious places where they entered filled with ammonia, to a cat this is lion or tiger p**s one sniff and there off its one bloody huge cat that made that smell.


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