Katy, TX asked in Real Estate Law, Animal / Dog Law, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Texas

Q: Neighbor's cat using our house as a litter box on various spots for past two month.

A neighbor's cat using our house as a litter box for the past two months. It took me about a month to find out the owner of the cat. I have spoken to them about this problem twice but they have not done anything to prevent their cat roaming freely. This has caused quite a nuisance in front of our house. I also reported this problem to the HOA but they have not been any help. I also called the animal control, no help from them either. We live in the jurisdiction of Fort Bend County Animal Services and there is a leash law for both dogs and cats which means they are not allowed to roam freely. Please tell me what can be done to stop this problem, thank you!

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John Cucci Jr.
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A: That is a problem. Call the Animal Control office one more time. Get the name of everyone you talk to there and take notes of the call. If you get no help, you can start a small claims case against the cat owner, Animal Control, AND the HOA. That will cost you about $60. But you will get everyone's attention.

Good Luck!

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