alison asked in PetsCats · 6 months ago

is it legal for my neighbour to set spring mouse traps in his garden for my cat?

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  • Tom S
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Trapping is heavily regulated in the US actually.

    https://www.fishwildlife.org/application/files/951...

    • J C
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      We are talking a humane box trap here, not trapping fur bearing game with a leg hold trap.

  • 6 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."

    • Star_of_Darkness
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      No one has the right to let thier cat roam and has no right to whine when its trapped or worse when its allowed to roam

  • 6 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.

    • Nekkid Truth!
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Trapping is regulated when it comes to setting traps for wildlife or to hunt fur bearing animals. Its not regulated against setting traps for vermin

  • Ocimom
    Lv 7
    6 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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  • 6 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

    • Nekkid Truth!
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      That link pertains to local wildlife, furbearing animals.
      It doesnt apply to setting traps for PESTS

  • 6 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.

    • Star_of_Darkness
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      No they can legal set traps on their property and there's nothing OP can do since they allow thier pest of a cat to roam. If the cat is posioned, traped or killed then its OP's fault and its legal since the cat has no right to roam

  • 6 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.

  • 6 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.

    • J C
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      The word "trap" in this context applies to a humane box trap, not a leg hold trap, which is illegal in most areas.

  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No, and if your cat gets hurt you can report the neighbour to the police.

    • Star_of_Darkness
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Nope. No law suit. You can place down all the lethal rat and mouse traps you want on your property and there's nothing any one will or can do since its legal

  • 6 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.

    • Star_of_Darkness
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      The cat is a pest by law and has no right to roam and the nighbor has ever law given right put piosion our and set out traps and there's nothing OP can do

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