I have 3 cats, neighbor across the street has 4 cats, neighbor 2 houses to the south has 2 cats, neighbor behind us has 1 cat. Cats are my garden friends. I planted catnip several times in the herb garden my cats will sleep in there all day every day. In the spring when i till the garden the cats think the garden is a giant cat box. After it rains a few times and the soil gets hard cats are in search for a soft place to dig and poop. I tilled a small place in the corner of the yard and like magic the cats were pooping there 2 minutes after put the tiller in the garage. After it rained a few times and the cat box area became hard cats were looking for a soft place to poop. That is when i realized if I keep the cat box area in the corner of the yard tilled about once a week cats will go there all the time, it worked. I like the cats, squirrels, moles, rabbits, birds, and deer. I get up with the sun, set outside with my coffee and watch the animals. The cats keep the rabbits away until the garden gets tall. Squirrels and birds are smart enough to keep their distance from the cats. For some strange reason deer are no problem this year they never came to eat my sweet corn but they ate my neighbors lettuce. None of these animals are a problem in my garden, not even the rabbits they eat the small tender, plants like new weeds but nothing I plant in the garden once it has grown tall. Once the garden plants are tall rabbits have no interest in hard woody plants or any other plants not even the tender leaves of the beans. Rabbits will eat dandelions in the yard before they eat anything in the garden. Moles are no problem either. I never plant lettuce it is not a valued crop rabbits will probably eat it.