Neighbours cat just killed my last chipmunk :(
I am so very sad right now. We started with 5 chipmunks residing in various sections of our property and now have zero all because of the new cat the next door neighbour recently adopted 2months ago. We also have only 1 frog left out of 7 in our pond. I have also seen him kill 2 baby birds and numerous times various other neighbours have caught the cat pouncing on bird nests.
I feel like giving up because here I am trying to create a retreat for wildlife and this cat keeps killing everything :( There are currently no restrictions or bylaws involving outdoor cats where I live.
Tonight was the worst because "Chippie" was lying on the bottom step near our patio motionless but still very much alive. He just looked up at me but couldn't run away because he was so badly injured. He slowly passed away in a small cardboard box we placed him in.
We have told this lady before that my son was getting upset because he has already seen one or two of our chipmunks dead (we actually saw the cat carrying it in its mouth). My son considers them his little pets. Her only response was "Well, the cat loves to play with things so just try and get them out of his mouth" She won't even consider keeping the cat indoors more often.
Does anyone have any suggestions to help in this situation?