What do you do when one of your cats is a killing machine and its getting out of control?
One of my cats, Isis, has always been a champion mouser. Problem is, she likes to skin them alive, in the bathroom. We actually had to close off the dog door because we were waking up to a bloody massacre every morning. She has more recently moved on to birds, so I have purposely never put out any bird houses or bird seed, which I really want to do. Well, now she has added rabbits to her list of fun animals to torture. Mind you, this cat is declawed. This morning I woke up to a rabbit gutted in the middle of the path to the garden. Half of its face had been eaten off. As soon as I recover from finding this, Isis comes around the corner with a live sparrow in her mouth. I managed to rescue the little bird and tuck it up into a tree to *hopefully* get over its shock. This afternoon she has attempted to bring 2 other birds into the house. I have been finding rabbits guts around the yard all week, and have found more than one rabbit with no head at all.
I have thought about making her stay indoors, but if she wants outside, she sits by the door and meows so frickin loud that no one in the house can sleep, or even hear themselves think for that matter. This cat will never be happy as an indoor cat.
So, what do I do? Do I continue to tolerate it, because I am the one that welcomed her into my home to begin with? Am I failing her if I find her a new home? Is she worth the lives of all the animals she is killing, purely for sport? What would you do?