Pounce of intrusive cats terrorising local woman
A Sandringham resident is at her wit’s end after being terrorised by four cats in her home and backyard.
Cheryl Love, retired, led a quiet life with her 14-year-old cat Harriet, until three black cats and a white persian started entering her home at all hours of the day.
‘‘You’re dead to the world and the next moment there’s a cat on our bed hissing and growling at Harriet at 2am. It’s frightening.’’
The intrusive cats come in during the night through Harriet’s cat door and when Love confronts them they don’t run away.
‘‘Often they stand their ground and hiss and spit at us.’’
Love is forced to shoo them out with a broom, but it hasn’t fixed the problem and Harriet now hides under the bed when guests appear.
With little progress in resolving the issue Love has had to consider closing her own cat door, but she’s not pleased.
‘‘Why should I have to to have a cat box in my house because other people’s cats are coming into my house?
An Auckland Council bylaw requires all pet owners to make sure their animals do not create a nuisance or health risk to anyone.
Cheryl Love is being terrorised by neighbourhood cats.