Neighbor Trapping Pet Cats and Releasing Them Elsewhere

In Oklahoma City, there is one cat hater who is making his Edgemere Park neighbors very, very angry, according to a local news report from KFOR. The neighbor (who is unnamed in the report) is trapping cats who wander onto his property, removing their collars and then releasing them over an hour away. A handful of neighborhood cats have gone missing and the distraught pet owners are blaming this pet-trapper for their disappearances.

The homeowner openly admits to trapping the cats saying that his neighbors, “do not confine their catsand they come onto his property.” According to KFOR report, in the police report the neighbor said he was just, “trapping nuisance animals that go under his house and damage it.”

Neighbor Beth McGraw is devastated that her cat is one of the missing cats. She has been posting fliers hoping to find her beloved pet as well as warn other neighbors about this mean-spirited cat-trapper.

Wendy and Michael Mills are also missing their marmalade cat, Simpson. “He isusually out in the driveway or out in the yard and comes in every couple hours or so for a snack,” said Wendy Mills about Simpson.But as of last month, his whereabouts are unknown and he has not been seen.The couple has been looking every day since he disappeared to no avail.

The Mills said they talked to the cat-trapping homeowner about Simpson. They say that he admitted to trapping their orange cat, removing his red collar, then dumping him off in an undisclosed area over an hour away.

Michael is crushed, “I just hate to think that he’s out there suffering some place.”

Michael then added,”I realize there is a feral cat problem in the city but cats with collars, you know they belong to somebody.”

Beth McGraw sees only one solution to the problem and that is the cat-trapper move: “The only solution I see is that he is out of the neighborhood, because we’re always going to have animals in this neighborhood.”

This story does beg the question of what are the rights of property owners vs. pet owners? What do you think?



natasha p
.13 days ago

keep cats indoors morons

Chrissie R
Chrissie R25 days ago

Unconscienable! And let's not start up the cat hater comments!

Donna N.
Donna N.9 months ago

Many animal lovers hate when a free-to-roam cat freqents their property and I am now one of them! I enjoy my backyard and consider it my santuary when I've had a hard day. However my solace has been taken by felines and their irresponsible owners who allow their pet to spray my grill, outdoor furniture and kill the family of wild chipmunks who used to come around to bring a smile. These felines have now begun to stalk and yesterday KILL wild birds I had enjoyed listening to for years! I did not expect so many tears upon finding the two beautiful wings left behind upon the cinderwall where I've chased away many a cat, but it has further cemented my heart against pet owners who allow their cats to roam freely into the lives of people who don't desire their cats' presence on their private property! Can my neighbor replace the rare hummingbird it leapt up and killed for sport? Can my neighbor come over every morning to scrub the cat piss off of my grill front and chairs? No! So what the hell right do I have but for my neighbors to keep their pets OFF my property? Just because YOU want to own a cat, doesn't mean the rest of us in your area does! You're lucky the guy in this story didn't kill your cats outright, because MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE! Free-to-roam cats are a problem the owner needs to control by keeping their cat contained!

Christine Herrmann
Christine Herrmannabout a year ago

if everyone would just keep their *domesticated* cats indoors, at least in suburbia and the city - i get farm cats - a part of this problem would be eliminated. i'm so sick of my neighbor's cats coming into my yard, pooping in my gardens, and stalking birds that i'm paying to feed, i can completely understand why some home owners lose it and start trapping them. INDOOR CATS, people. *and* you don't have to worry about them getting hit by a cat or getting fleas, etc.

jorenrico torres
jorenrico torresabout a year ago


Alan Perez
Alan Perez2 years ago

Really great article

Nicholass Scott
Nicholass Scott2 years ago

Great article...Thans for sharing

Maria M.
Maria M.2 years ago

Okay...perhaps this is not the solution to the problem but I have been dealing with a neighbor for over 2 years now on roaming cats that are left outdoors year round. I own a home in an affluent town home community and worked hard to get here. I own a convertible their one cat is on it every night and at some point decided to start using it as a scratching post. I've gone through 2 car covers after their cat urinated on the first one, if I don't cover it I come out to paw marks everywhere and cat hair, I ever have deep scratches in the roof of my car again a rag top. Yes I've spoken to the neighbors, they don't care and tensions are definitely rising. They let their dogs run without leashes too and I also had to get rid of my outdoor pond because of their cats. So, my question is why is it that the cats deserve more rights than I do, why is it that I have to deal with their cats?

Adam Russell
Adam Russell2 years ago

Thanks for information.

Richard L.
Richard L.2 years ago

Half my story was cut off by some word limit. There's a million more detail. In short, the church had been taking our cats and dumping them in a wild life reserve full of predator, where a domestic cat wouldn't survive.