is it legal for my neighbour to set spring mouse traps in his garden for my cat?
- Tom SLv 79 months ago
Trapping is heavily regulated in the US actually.
- BeverlyLv 69 months ago
Keep your cat indoors, no worries then. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Owners who let their cats roam outdoors are lazy owners."
- 9 months ago
the simple answer is yes. the traps are on his property and it cant necessarily be proven that they were intended for your cat, though even if it could, i dont think it would do very much. as evidenced by other answers in this thread, people do not care about animals and are perfectly willing to be cruel to them, even if they are beloved pets. that said, i would still recommend keeping your cat indoors for the safety of the cat and the local ecosystem. and as has been previously pointed out, a neighbor could take your cat to a local shelter, which would not be ideal for you or the cat. tldr; yes he can, and do keep your cat indoors.
- OcimomLv 79 months ago
Sure. Your cat should be inside or kept on your own property. The neighbor probably is tired of your cat messing up their property or garden.
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- Nekkid Truth!Lv 79 months ago
Yes its legal for him to set traps in HIS yard.
It is NOT legal to allow your pest to roam to trespass on your neighbors yard. Keep your cat indoors
- dornwegLv 59 months ago
if you are in the USA and cats are invading your property the cat(s) can be removed legally. cats are not entitled to protection, they are destructive to NATIVE species, in Australia the outside cat is targeted to be destroyed, fragile native wildlife are in danger of survival..and this is specifically due to roaming cats. you are fortunate that your neighbor is not trapping your cat and having it euthanized. but your cat certainly can lose a body part if it gets caught....think vet bills....why not have some respect for your neighbor and his property and move elsewhere.
- ☆Little Helper☆Lv 69 months ago
What proof do you have that he's setting them up for your cat? None. He's setting them up on HIS PROPERTY for mice. Which he has every right to do on HIS PROPERTY. Whatever happens to your cat when it is off your property is on you. Don't want it getting injured? Keep it contained on your property then.
- daniel gLv 79 months ago
In some cases it is illegal to set traps or apply poisons outdoors. the reason is there is no guaranty of trapping or killing any particular animal.
That would backfire if your neighbors pet got caught in the trap, and very illegal to harm or trap any endangered species.
Could be laws about your cat being a nuisance to others, learn your local animal laws. they vary.
- PAMELALv 79 months ago
No, and if your cat gets hurt you can report the neighbour to the police.
- ZotsRuleLv 79 months ago
Yes. Your cat is probably pissing and pooping in his gardens and ruining plants. They could also be killing birds and squirrels in their yard. Check your local pet laws. Most cities state that if cats are allowed to free roam they are not "a nuisance to others". Plus even if there isn't a law against your cats going into someone else's yard if the neighbour objects why are you being such a selfish prick?
He also has EVERY right to grab your cats and take them to a local shelter and call them strays. Keep them indoors where they belong.