We are having issues with stray cats in the neighborhood, and I'm trying to figure out what to do....please read. ;)
We have an outdoor cat. She started hanging around our house a couple of years ago, and we adopted her. I'm having trouble now with another cat that is constantly stealing her food. It's not a "nice" cat and will basically barge in and take whatever she has, and she always retreats to a safe place. I do NOT want another cat, but I'm not sure what to do about the new one. There are a couple of other feral cats and at least one possum roaming about, so if I'm not careful, I'll end up feeding the neighborhood and attracting more, plus encouraging breeding. I have considered bringing her in, but she is flighty and frightened by my son's noises, and he is scared of her. Plus he has allergies. Being outdoors is what everyone likes best. But I'm just not sure what to do about this stray. Animal control has come to mind, but I hate to do that. Can't blame the thing for being hungry, and I know it'll be put down. Any ideas?