I never thought I would ever do this, but I am going to kill a cat.
There is a male cat in my neighborhood that is terrorizing all other cats, ransacking houses, ripping garbage bags, and eating my cats food.
My 4 yrs old tomcat Max, has been beaten up by this dude so many times, and so bad, it has already cost me more than 500 euros in medical bills.
The dude is ripping my garbage bags every week, gets in my house through the cat door and eats all the catfood and everything I leave on my kitchen top.
I can't close the cat door.
I'm not going to lock up my cats, because they are used to go out when they like, and they do their poo and pee outside.
I have tried to locate the owner by putting up posters with a picture of the b*stard on almost every lamppost in my neighborhood, several times.
I've called the police, but they said they have better things to do.
I've called the animal service, but they will only come for dead, injured or endangered animals.
I said that as of now, this cat is endangered, but that didn't help.
Last night I woke up, and heard my Max screaming.
I went outside and chased away the monster and found my max all covered in blood.
I just came back from the vet, where Max's wounds were stitched.
He had a big gaping wound in his throat, and had trouble breathing.
Cost me another 90 euros.
So, this does it.
I hate the idea of killing a cat, and especially considering someone might be very sad and upset when the guy doesn't come home again, but I see no other option.
One day he will kill my Max, and I will go to hell rather than let that happen.
Just pondering now how to get a gun (not legal in my country), or how to otherwise get rid of him.
My friend has a crossbow, and I used to be a master at shooting crossbow in my younger years, but it seems a bit harsh.
Sorry my fellow cat lovers, but it has to be.