Please, go easy on the cats. I don't particularly like them, but the cats are not the problem: the problem is an irresponsible owner. Show some spine and instead of picking on a defenseless animal which, after all, didn't ask to be a cat and probably didn't choose to live in your neighborhood, take it up with the person who turned the nuisance loose on the community. If you don't have the guts to do it yourself, that's what lawyers are for. Jim McKenney Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where the cats are not welcome but they are tolerated.