Solano County Animal Services
If you have a dog or cat problem, call: 707.784.1356
If you have a wild animal problem, call: 707-723-4251
Solano County Animal Control Services handles cases involving domestic animal problems, such as stray dogs, stray cats, missing pets, adoptions, vaccinations, etc. Solano County is not the same as the Napa SPCA, but both deal with dog and cat issues. Call us regarding pet licensing and animal laws and ordinances.
Solano County Animal Advice:
Common Problems Caused by Stray Cats
There are a number of problems that can be caused by stray cats, and some of these are what we intend to explore here.
Stray cats have been known to cause accidents. This is especially true if they run into the middle of the road. They could get knocked down by cars, thus, injuring themselves and could also cause injury to human beings. It is, therefore, dangerous for stray cats to be running in the middle of the road.
Stray cats have also been known to cause diseases. This is mostly because; the cats have not been vaccinated and can easily contract and spread diseases like rabies, feline HIV, and feline leukemia among others. However, of all these diseases, rabies cause the biggest threat to humans, since it causes the cat to be aggressive, thus, spreading the disease to humans.
Another problem that is caused by stray cats is that when they foul, the mess is left lying around. There is no one to pick up after them, which is not good for the environment.
If a stray cat wanders onto someone’s property, it could end up getting shot or hurt in any other way. For example, if it wanders onto farm land and disturbs hens or other birds, the farmer or owner of the livestock is entitled to keep his property safe in any way, which could include shooting the cat.
Stray cats have been known to be unpredictable, and if approached in the wrong manner, they could scratch you. Therefore, if you find a stray cat, you should always try to approach it with caution, especially if you suspect that the cat could be sick or infected in any way.
Stray cats are often those that cannot find their way home. Their owners, therefore, risk not being able to see the cats again, since they might be stolen or taken in by another family.
When stray cats are found, they are often taken to animal shelters or companies that deal in this kind of thing. When the owner of the cat is finally traced, he will be required to pay some money to be able to get his cat back. Having a stray dog could, therefore, turn out to be expensive for the people that have to recover the cat.
Stray cats can be a source of great distress to their owners. In most cases, dogs are considered to be part of the family, so when they are lost, their owners will miss them a lot. Many cat owners could not imagine living without their dogs.
Stray cats are problematic because of the high rate at which they are able to breed. According to statistics, a pair of these cats can breed up to 420,000 offspring in a seven year period. If all these get to live, they can be disastrous.
As has been noted, stray cats are problematic to both themselves and people around them. They can cause injury to people through accidents or attack, and they also cause distress to their owners.