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Started by: mortarmillbill (933)

All cats must be microchipped by the 10th June 2024.

Failure to do this may result in a fine of up to £500.

Info from gov.uk

Started: 27th May 2024 at 18:02

Posted by: PeterP (11477)

How do they know who a cat belongs to if it is not chipped

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 18:35

Posted by: Brasstoff (510)

I'm thinking this chip thing sounds a bit fishy.

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 18:49

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 19:03

Posted by: tonker (28173) 

They'll be able to prosecute the owners if anybody gets seriously hurt, or even killed, by one of these XL Bully Cats. They should be forced to wear boxing gloves in public too, so they can't scratch anybody!

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 19:10

Posted by: tomplum (12774) 

Will cheshire cat need doing ??

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 21:11

Posted by: First Mate (2487)

Tom cats can be stinky if they're not seen to.

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 21:36

Posted by: tonker (28173) 

Tomplumb, you'll have to get yourself a 'Petscanner' then, when a cat shits on your lawn, you can read it's owner's information off it's 'chip', take it round to their house and rub it on their windows!

Replied: 27th May 2024 at 22:45

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)


"Will cheshire cat need doing ?? "

Not been on for a while, so will be hiding in a tree somewhere

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 00:53
Last edited by Tommy Two Stroke: 28th May 2024 at 00:56:55

Posted by: tomplum (12774) 

There a cheeky cat now getting in my shed and eating the hedgehogs jack bit, GRRR, 'Orrible varmit,

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 08:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

Thay are all gods creatures

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 13:58

Posted by: PeterP (11477)

The law says if a dog shits then the owner has to clean it up. Cats have the right to roam but I don't like it when they use my garden for a toilet

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 14:18

Posted by: Handsomeminer (2822)

If I catch the one that keeps crapping in my garden God will be getting it back

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 14:52

Posted by: tonker (28173) 

The Indians send signals from the rocks above the pass,
the cowboys take position in the bushes and the grass.
The squaw is with the corporal, she's tied against the tree,
she doesn't mind the language, it's the beating she don't need.
She lets loose all the horses when the corporal is asleep.
He wakes to find the fire's dead and arrows in his hats
and Davy Crockett rides around and says "it's Cool for Cats". Apparently?

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 18:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

Kooooooooollll foooooorrrrr Caaaaatttttsssss

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 19:35

Posted by: tomplum (12774) 

The cat sat on the mat
Then I sat on the cat
The mat was flat
and so was the cat,
and that was the end of that,

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 23:37

Posted by: mollie m (7318) 

The cat crept into the crypt
Crapped, and crept out again

There are ways to keep cats out of your gardens, should you choose to do so. They cannot stand the smell of citrus like lemons or oranges; nor can they abide the smell of rosemary and sage. Don't plant mint though, otherwise you'll get all the cats in the nation as they love it.

Peterp is correct though, in that cats have the right to roam free, so try as much as you can to discourage them. A cat is classified as property, just the same as your car etc and an owner cannot be legally responsible for where their cats go. Animals Act 1971.

Tom, if you do what Tonker suggests, you can be arrested for vandalism, but I feel you wouldn't stoop so low.

Replied: 29th May 2024 at 00:03

Posted by: tomplum (12774) 

You're right mollie I would't harm the damn critters and they're too quick and agile for me to ever get my size nine anywhere near enough to them to instigate an instant postcode change. I've tried laying down pepper around the entrance/exit hole to my shed and monitoring it to make sure it does not affect my hedgehog. Another method i was told was to shove a brush steel up the cats bum. this will ensure it won't be able to turn around once in the shed but, That might also cause concern from the cat lovin' community

Replied: 29th May 2024 at 08:56

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

There is a property development somewhere in the country, which was built on land next to an animal testing lavatory, and when the houses were built a covenant was put on the properties, banning the owners from keeping cats, because the cats will find a way into the laboratory, and they being them, said that it does not matter how good the security is around the laboratory with fencing etc, a pussycat will find a way to get in, they can keep dogs, but not cats.

Replied: 29th May 2024 at 11:35

Posted by: PeterP (11477)

Mollie M I have tried all the natural plants that cats hate. Cut rose/blackthorn branches with big thorns don't stop them .Tried egg shells and bought orange /lemon granules. Bought sonic cat scarers. Nothing stops them using my gardens has a cat toilet ,every day I can find where they have buried their shiteIf I knew who's cats they were then I would save a weeks worth and deposit it on their doorstep

Replied: 29th May 2024 at 11:59

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

Replied: 29th May 2024 at 13:28

Posted by: mortarmillbill (933)

Cat owners have been given 21 days grace from today to have their cats microchipped.

Info from BBC news.

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 06:58

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2430) 

Does it apply to dogs ?

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 08:15

Posted by: First Mate (2487)

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2396) View Billinge Biker's page

Does it apply to dogs ?

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 08:15

Yes since 2016

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 09:36

Posted by: PeterP (11477)

BB don't know whether 1st mate is on your ignore list but he answered dogs have to be microchipped and this is since 2016.Also dog owners have to pick up their dog crap.

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 09:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

How do they enforce the 'chipping' because there are a lot of feral cats around, they belong to no one, and what about if a cat decides to live in your house with you, do you become the cats owner ?
It is said that a cat owns you, and that no one owns a cat.


Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 12:28

Posted by: tonker (28173) 

“Meow”? You’ll get ‘Meow’ if you shit in Tom’s greenhouse !

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 15:37

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2430) 

Learn Summat new every day...not had any animals for years...thanks for that.

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 16:05

Posted by: Billinge Biker (2430) 

No 1st mate Not on my list

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 16:16

Posted by: mollie m (7318) 

Tommy, everything you've said is very valid. My little cat came to live with me about three years ago now, but her home was originally next door but one until they got a dog. Another cat who also lived there has now become homeless, probably for the same reason. His name is Sid and there has been many a time he's tried to move in with me as well, but I can't manage two cats these days, plus the fact that little madam has claimed her stake in my property and chases him off, poor lad.

So, my point being is that my cat wasn't mine from being a kitten, she just moved in as an adult so, strictly speaking, she's not MY cat.

Yes, dogs have masters; but cats have staff who choose where they want to live, not the other way around. Nobody should ever choose a cat but, if a cat comes to you, it's because they like you and know they'll be safe with you. Over the years, I've had five cats move in with me and, despite stories to the contrary, cats are extremely loving, affectionate and loyal, but I do understand the frustration many people will have about them soiling their gardens.

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 17:06

Posted by: PeterP (11477)

Mollie M I have relatives who have cats and when I visit I probably fuss the cats . Where I live there are maybe 10 cats within throwing distance and if they are not on the roof or trying to catch birds some of them are crapping in my garden. Earlier this year I planted two lots of Daff Bulbs in my side garden came out the next day and half of the bulbs had been dug up and a large dollop of cat crap was there I don't have immaculate manicured gardens but like to keep my 3 gardens tidy and the borders clear of weeds and cat crap

Replied: 11th Jun 2024 at 09:53

Posted by: Owd Codger (3287)

A lot being said about Cats carrying out their pooing in gardens and trying to catch birds, but not much being said about them keeping vermin away from properties.,

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 07:44

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (15750)

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 08:21


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