Crazy Question!

Lounge By Sunflower08 Updated 26 Mar 2008 , 3:24pm by oliveoyle

Sunflower08 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 12:59pm
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Ok at my full time job we have stray cats running around where are cars are parked. Well they have started spraying my car in the engine.!!!! Anyone have any suggestions to get rid of the smell and get rid of the cats as well!!


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michellenj Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 1:37pm
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I don't have any advice, but that really sucks! They are climbing up into your care from the underside and spraying? It's only a matter of time one gets caught up in there, and that is NOT a pretty sight. Does animal control deal with cats?

awolf24 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 2:17pm
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I would definitely contact animal control for the city where your workplace is located. Sorry...can't help with the odor though......... how awful!

manahigh Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 2:27pm
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Don't know what to use to get rid of the odor but my son used moth balls to keep the neighbors cats away from his cars. If you did not want to put the moth balls in your car (another odor problem) maybe keep some in cans that come with a plastic lid and then open and set around your car once you get to work. Good luck, I know its a real problem for you.

Sunflower08 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 3:06pm
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Well I called the animal shelter here in my county and they said they don't do anything for cats!! He said now if you catch them and bring them to us we will take care of them.. These are strays and are not human friendly at all..

michellenj Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 8:24pm
post #6 of 9 about some tuna with rat poison mixed in? Just kidding, folks!

Sunflower08 Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 12:06pm
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Originally Posted by michellenj about some tuna with rat poison mixed in? Just kidding, folks!

I seriously thought about that! But I can't do it I love cats too much...

krazykat_14 Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 2:07pm
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Well, "normal" cats are supposed to hate the smell of orange oil- they aren't supposed to like citrus at all- so spray orange oil around the engine compartment- or use real orange peel somehow... maybe stick an orange in a blender and use that to spray or wipe around the engine?

I have to add that "normal" cats is a reference to my cat- he loved orange juice- would actually climb over the top of me to get to it...

oliveoyle Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 3:24pm
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they sell commercial engine cleaning products at auto parts stores, one of those may help get rid of the smell, as for keeping the cats from spraying in the first place I have no idea.good luck HTH

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