Let me start by saying that I know there are places in the world where it is normal and acceptable for cats to roam free. I do not live in one of these places. I should also say that I live in an apartment, so the yard is not technicaly mine, though the cat in question does not belong to anyone else in the apartments either. These are ranch style apartments, so every one opens up right in to the yard.
About a year ago, I noticed an intact male cat roaming around on the property, peeing in my bushes and antagonizing my dogs. I asked around and found the owner a street over. I asked her nicely to keep her cat up, and she said she would.
Fast forward a few months, and Puss is back. I brought him home again, but now Puss has to stay outside because he sprays. She will not consider neuthering Puss. Whatever, not my problem.
Except it is. My little front yard reeks of unneutered cat pee, which is bad enough, but his presence has caused my own female cat to have two false pregnancies, complete with the hiding and nursing of imaginary kittens, as well as a temperment from hades. After speaking to the vet, she confirmed that, though rare, it is possible for a spayed female, especially a young on one like Chesh, to be sent into a false pregnancy by an unneutered males phermones/hormones. This in unhealthy for her.
If this was a stray cat, I would have animal control pick him up and be done with it, but he isn't. He has a home, and he is loved by his owner. However, speakint to her owner has produced no results.
If I have Puss picked up by animal control, she's going to suspect who did it. Should I have it done anyway?