First of all I DO NOT hate cats. I have one of my own that does NOT stray. I have having a problem with a neighbor's cat that comes in my yard and stalks the birds. I am raising a family of bluebirds after 3 years of trying unsucessfully so it is a big deal to me. I went over and explained NICELY to the cat owner about her cat and my birds and would she PLEASE keep her cat out of my yard. I didn't even get into the subject that the cat isn't tagged with a rabies tag. I did mention that it is the law in our town to contain your animal. Today first thing in the morning the cat is back out in my yard stalking the birds (I know it is in their nature) this is AFTER she agreed to keep it away from the yard (the only way she could do that is keep the cat under control) sooooooo I called animal control and they set a trap for it. The officer said this way if she wants her cat she will have to pay to get it back. Your thoughts? Am I wrong to expect people to not let their animals roam freely. I had the same problem with two dogs that would always come down and poop in my yard until animal control gave them a warning. This was after I had asked the people nicely to not let their dogs roam free.