No Food = No Raccoons
Feed the cat inside the house...and make sure you keep the door closed...they're not affraid to invite themselves in...killing them may work for a while but their cousins or some other critter will show up sooner or later if you keep putting food outside.
"We will do this: we will hang together, we will keep our organization, our arms, our discipline, our hatred of oppression, until one universal shout goes up from an admiring age that this Missouri Cavalry Division preferred exile to submission, death to dishonor".
General Joseph O. Shelby, CSA (1830-1897)
The only Confederate General who refused to surrender himself or his 1,000+ "Iron Brigade".