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Nuisance Cats

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Cats can become a nuisance if left to roam and cause damage to property or other wildlife. The property damage ordinance does apply to cats; cats causing damage to private property can be trapped by the property owner and transported to the Longmont Humane Society or have Animal Control pick up the cat, if contained.The owner of the cat could be cited if evidence is obtained to show the cat did the damage.

Longmont Animal Control will pick up cats if they have been contained, or have bitten a human, appear ill, or are injured or have been contained.

WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT NUISANCE CATS AS A HOME OWNER?

Longmont residents can protect their property by trying the following suggestions: Repellents may be used - such as a commercial product or home remedies like coffee grounds, cayenne pepper, moth balls, fine pepper, orange peels etc.

Don't give cats or wildlife the opportunity to get into your garbage. Store your garbage in metal or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids, and put trash out only when it's scheduled to be picked up. Always feed your animals inside.

Work it out on a neighborhood level! Discuss the situation with your neighbor, the owner of the cat.

Humane traps may be purchased, borrowed, rented or the Longmont Humane Society does rent traps. Offending cats may be trapped if they are on your property and then transported to the Longmont Humane Society or picked up by Animal Control.

Longmont Animal Control strongly encourages all cat owners to keep their cats inside to avoid conflict with neighbors and to keep their cat safe. 

If you are wishing to report an animal that is in a life threatening situation today, please call (303) 651-8500. For non-emergency information regarding animal related issues you may call (303) 651-8500 or email Animal Control.


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