Aggressive Cat Causing Problems On 16th Street

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Collapsed buildings aren’t the only thing plaguing 16th Street lately. According to a flier posted on the block, there’s a “large, lean dark grey cat” roaming the area and bullying both felines and humans alike.

“Your cat comes to my yard all the time,” the note said, “and has attacked my cats in my yard on many occasions! It hisses and snarls at me when I go into my own yard and he is there.”

Are aggressive cats, feral or otherwise, common in the area? Our cat was an indoor cat, but for those of you who let your pets outside, what are some issues (if any) that you’ve had with their safety in the neighborhood?

On the flip side, if you knew your cat was the aggressor, would you continue to let them out?

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  1. I posted this flyer. I have lived here for over 10 years and never had this problem before. So far, the owner/cat have not been identified, and most, if not all, of the flyers have been taken down by an unknown party. I wish this was from the Onion….then my $500 & counting vet bill wouldn’t be real either.

  2. Inconvenient Truth on

    Patricia- TRY BEING A RESPONSIBLE PET OWNER AND KEEP YOUR CAT INSIDE THE HOUSE… NO-ONE WANTS TO HEAR YOU WHINE ABOUT VET BILLS. How much does it cost you treat him for all the parasites that he gets outside on a regular basis? What if he gets FIV/FeLV? Even IF you vaccinated him against FIV/FelV, it’s not 100% and IF someone takes him, he will test positive for FIV/FeLV IF he received the vaccine. If he ended up at ACC, his future is not pretty!! Why are there so many ignorant irresponsible pet owners in NYC?

  3. Inconvenient Truth on

    It’s interesting that you chose to delete my post. Just proves that no-one wants to hear the hard truth. Patricia, like this story is pathetic. I wish reporters could educate themselves before printing a story.

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