I haven't read much of your posts but they all seemed fine to me.
We get deer sometimes, possums, billions of squirrels, but stray dogs and cats rarely. When cats show up, I trap them and have the humane society pick up or cat rescue. Been a while though. About 3 yrs ago we had a pregnant cat and FOUR other adults dumped here. We didn't catch the mom and kittens til they were about 8 wks old but I found homes for most and a cat rescue took the last one. Friend took the mom and 2 of the others. I hated for the shelter to take the other 2 adults, but you can't save them all. So my birds stay unharmed. Canton has a strict leash law and even cats must stay on your own property or be picked up.
About 10 miles from here they get a lot of chipmunks but I have never seen one here.
ps... I fed the damned things especially the mom and kittens til we caught them.