We've had this cat for almost 4 years. She's peed on stuff only when obviously mad at us, until about a year after we brought a baby into our lives.
The problem is the baby loves to interact with the cat in a way that kind of sucks for the cat. She grabs tufts of fur and twists and stuff like that. I immediately stop the behavior every time I catch it, but it's become more difficult to keep the baby from the cat. She's at the age where she's even climbing the cat tower.
Basically, the cat has nowhere to really be safe from the baby, and she's non-violent, but she's making her voice heard by peeing on the baby's belongings, every day.
I got really mad at her and probably broke trust because I don't feel like there's anything I can do about the situation. The apartment is small and we don't have a lot of spare income. Is there a way I can give her privacy or should I take her to an adoption shelter? I love the cat, I don't want her to suffer for our decisions, but this isn't working for either us or the cat unless we can find some way to fix it.