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I am so fed up with my irresponsible neighbor I could scream. We have some feral cats around here and she feeds them. She claims them as her cats. BUT no trips to the vet ever for shots, check ups, etc. She has 3 dogs, one almost hairless from chewing due to fleas. She did have exterminator out two weeks ago. guess the fleas really got bad in her house. She just posted a picture yesterday of her "newest family member", an English bull dog. When they moved in 20 years ago she had a beautiful buff cocker. I asked what heart worm prevention they used and she sais none, Buddy was an inside dog. no amount of talking could convicner her that it only takes one bite to bring on the heart worms.

Then she got a puppy they named Cherry. Never fixed, no heart worm prevention, and both dogs ended up with heartworms. Claimed they couldn't afford to have them treated. Then Buddy died. Soon after taht Cherry got pregnant when her boys let the dog out. She died shortly after giving birth to I think it was 6 puppies. Her heart just couldn't take the pregnancy and delivery.. All the dogs she has now are males and not neutered. She and her husband divorced and he moved out of state.

The oldest boy is in the navy and the 22 year old is the most most useless worthless thing I have ever seen. He will not evenlet the dogs outsdie to go potty whiel she is at work, so they go in the house. But that is all another story, but to give you an idea.

We like to have our garage door open during the day to cool it down in this hot Texas heat. Here recently we have left to go to the Gym, store, doctor appointment, etc, backed the car out and pulled the door down. Return a few hours late and open the door to pull in--and open of those cats woudl run out. I opdened it at 11:00 yesterday morning to go to the gym--and a cat ran out. Had been shut up in that hot garage for 12 hours. Tonight I went out to get something out of the freezer and swore I heard kittens. Now our garage is full of totes with all my decorations, etc, shelves of stuff, tc. Barely room to get the car in. I followed the should and there behind a tote was a cat with 6 kittens I had just put that tote in that spot two days ago so the kittens had not been there . I had been in the garage a couple of times yesterday and no sound. She must have moved them into the garage thi morning. She was hissing and spitting. No way was I going to leave her in there overnight. Thr had been times we could smell cat pee in there and I was not going to ahve her peeing and pooping in there. Besides it gets so hot with the door down, which we had put it down an hour before. I ended up throwing water on her and she ran out the door which w had opened. Hubby watched to make sure she didn't come back in. I put the kittens that appear to be about a week old in a box and put the box under a bush by the side of the garage. Checked later and they re gone so I know she moved them..


Okay, that isn't all. I get sick in AC and we have doors and windows open. This morning I walked into the kitchen and one of the cats was in the kitchen eating a tad of food our dog Jewel had left. It ran when it saw me. And some of them get into the loudest fights in our yard at night. I sleep so sound I will sleep thru the phone ringing on the table next to my side of the bed, but those fights wake me up, and sets Jewel to barking. She is claiming 3 of the cats--a couple are to wild to get ear. But if she wants to claim them she should get them fixed, get their shots and keep them in her house. I am getting sick of them getting into our garage and even coming into our house looking for food and water. Hubby watns to call animal control and se about getting some traps to try to trap them and turn them ovr to animal control. I am just so disgusted.
 

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Do you have any organizations or Volunteer groups that work with the Feral cat communities in your area?

There are several groups along the NC Coast.
 

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Is there a possibility that you and your husband could start getting your ready to sell it? And move somewhere else. Life is too short to live next to the devil. I know moving is not cheap and it's not easy but do you really want to spend the next 10 years living next to these horrible people?

In the mean time, Please take Carolinamom's advice and have them trapped. It is definitely possible and sounds like it would be worth the time and money.

I'm so sorry, bad neighbors are an absolute nightmare and yours have been driving you crazy for as long as I can remember here on GRF.
 

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WE LOVE our house. After all the bricks were loosen by Hurricane Harvey, we had them repalced with native stone. Also our fire place. When we bought this house 30 years ago, the yard was weeds and grass burs. I worked so hard and e have such a nice lawn, I have planted orange, lemon, and par trees and have an avocado tree growing. Flower beds. i myself extend the patio and put a sidewalk down the back. We just had storm windows put in. They sayit is work about 2 1/2 times what we paid for it. BUT houses are going for astronomical prices in our little town. Several plants and off shore drilling rig companies around here hire mostly green card workers and they come up and put 12-15 to a house and split the cost of rent and utilities. Landlords know they can rent a shack out for $1000 or more becaue these green card workers are alwasy looking for places to rent. Put 10 in there and rent is only $100 a month. They line up at our one grocery store, and at Walmart in the next town on pay day sending money to Mexico. Our boys live here so we do not want to move away but probably could not afford another place here or in surrounding towns. Thereis a HUGE beautiful stone houe aross the street from our older son and it has --he has no idea how many--living in there. It was so bad they had vehicles parked all in the yard and were parkign across the street in my son's yard. Our pastor said soemtimes she has a shard time getting out of the parsonage driveway becaue a coupel houses near her are rented out and have a dozen vehicles trying to park, so they are parkign up and down th street, almost blockign driveways. Is a bad situtation. I guess we will live our our last years here. I am 74 and Jerry is 75 and both ahve bad hearts and other health troubles.
 

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Call immigration :) Health dept, rules about how many people can live in one residence. Do something to at least feel like you are trying can help you find some peace. But evolution to neighborhoods happens even if it's not for the better.

But totally understand, I left my house of 35 yrs as the neighborhood was evolving to something horrible and not safe. It was a tough decision to leave my kids, grand kids and great grandkids that all lived nearby and a home I had rebuilt to suit me.

But you know, it's been almost 4 yrs and the memories of raising my kids & events went with me. I have a very nice little house that is perfect for me and more affordable & easier to take care of. I love the little town that's safe to walk in regardless of the time of day. Extremely sweet people, it's like going back to the 1950's again. Nice parks and places to take the pups. No stress, less to maintain and lots of people happy with half a house of furniture I gave away. No regrets!

Regardless of how long you have been there or location of the family, peace has no price and nicer to live with. With all the technology you can talk to the family and see them to share daily events. I was blocks away before and everyone was so busy all the time. Now they come and visit for days at a time. Different, yes but sooooo much better. Why spend the last years of your life in misery to hang on to house upgrades? Happiness isn't with a peace of property.
 

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Call immigration :) Health dept, rules about how many people can live in one residence. Do something to at least feel like you are trying can help you find some peace. But evolution to neighborhoods happens even if it's not for the better.

But totally understand, I left my house of 35 yrs as the neighborhood was evolving to something horrible and not safe. It was a tough decision to leave my kids, grand kids and great grandkids that all lived nearby and a home I had rebuilt to suit me.

But you know, it's been almost 4 yrs and the memories of raising my kids & events went with me. I have a very nice little house that is perfect for me and more affordable & easier to take care of. I love the little town that's safe to walk in regardless of the time of day. Extremely sweet people, it's like going back to the 1950's again. Nice parks and places to take the pups. No stress, less to maintain and lots of people happy with half a house of furniture I gave away. No regrets!

Regardless of how long you have been there or location of the family, peace has no price and nicer to live with. With all the technology you can talk to the family and see them to share daily events. I was blocks away before and everyone was so busy all the time. Now they come and visit for days at a time. Different, yes but sooooo much better. Why spend the last years of your life in misery to hang on to house upgrades? Happiness isn't with a peace of property.
I as raised in little familing communityuh of 600, 22 in my senior class. Safe to walk any time of the night. Even that little town is nolonger safe andit braks myheart. It is no something like 14,000 living there. I dont' know how far inland we would have to move as we are only 150 miles from the border and so many jobs go to green card workers all around here. Greedy peole buy up houses and then rent them out to a bunch of the workers. Complaining does no good. Our city or town does NOTHING about anything except to promise us stuff. W are only 20 miles from our various doctors--our cardiologist, my kidney specialist, my lung specialist, our back doctor, etc, etc. Would hate to have to try to start over with new doctors in another area. It is almost a no win situation.
 
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