I stay in a rented apartment and I’ve been feeding a pregnant stray cat. She delivered the kittens 2 months back and she comes to me door in the morning and evening twice for food.I always feed the cat inside my house and leave her out after she is done eating. My neighbours are asking me to stop feeding the cat because they claim that the cat is tearing their garbage bags without having any proof. What do I do to stop this dispute
If the cat is doing this at all it is likely because the trash cans are a good place to hunt rats that are drawn to improperly stored trash. Having said that, cats aren't the only culprit. Raccoons or even dumpster divers could be rummaging through the trash, too. Find out if there is any security video in the trash pickup area. Regardless, talk to your apartment management about keeping trash covered. (Suggest you arm yourself with knowledge first. If you have questions about how trash ought to be handled in your community, contact your city's sanitation department or code enforcement office.) As to whether your neighbor can "force" you not to feed the cat, that is doubtful unless you are part of an HOA that specifically forbids it.