Iron them out

NZ Herald

The cats of Masterton are still causing problems. I have discussed how these cats can be sorted out:

Councillor Judith Callaghan said strays also hung around Wairarapa Hospital and the Horseshoe Tavern.

“These cats are a problem, they are all over town,” she said.

“Out in the country we lead poison them but it would be difficult shooting them in Queen Elizabeth Park.”

Perhaps they could whistle them in?


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  • Bob Prangnell

    If only feral humans were as easy to deal with..

    • Gazzaw

      ………….and urban pitbulls.

  • Cows4me

    I use to work in the outback and the feral cats have to be seen to be believed. These things were at least twice to three times the size of your regular domestic cat and nasty to boot. Given time the domestic cat changes into something you would see on the African plains. They need to be controlled by any means possible.

  • nasska

    What is needed in Masterton is a way to whistle in the mad women who run the local SPCA.  With these useless harridans suitably sedated a couple of trappers would get rid of the problem inside 48 hours.

    But instead the major risk the mangy, sick, disease carrying cats face is being cuddled to death.

  • Richard McGrath

    Just need a whistle to entice the Beast of Blenheim into firing range…

  • sandynobb

    Plenty of scruffy pussies around the Horseshoe when I was growing up in Masterhole. But, Kuripuni Sports Bar may be their local now. Not sure that Gazza Daniell is man enough to sort them out. 

  • Travis Poulson

    Honestly, I can fix this cat problem, no trouble at all. Efficient, professional and cheap.

  • Johnboy

    Biggest feral cat I have ever seen was on Stewart Island, thought it was a Lynx.

    Wonder the Kiwis survive. All cats should be exterminated, their owners as well if they protest too much.

  • Vlad

    Curious to know if anyone has used the calls (mimicking the sound of distressed rabbits etc) to call them in?   Or has anyone tried the alternative of playing back audio of an angry territorial cat?   I know that playing territorial calls works for attracting birds (not to shoot, for other purposes…)   I own a domestic cat & like him but they need to be eradicated or as near as can be managed in the wild.