I just created this account to ask a question. My fiancé and I used to have 3 kittens I purchased from a local shelter. We then acquired a very nice elderly cat with 6 toes who we didn’t want to see go to a shelter and another young kitten that belonged to my sister in law. However the matter at hand was the 3 kittens initially there was one that constantly used the living room carpet as a place to poop. I did the rub nose in it. Smack butt. Put in litter box deal. Did this two days and new kitten then figured it out. Months go by and my fiancé picked up a very large and long shagged carpet for our daughters playroom. Now this is a hot spot for the cat poop. I’m unsure without a doubt which cat it is, however I’m pretty certain it’s the same one. I can’t break him of this habit. This habit has been going on even when We had 4 extra large litter boxes one being an extra large automatic one. We reduced it to 3 as the cats started to use the automatic one more and more(which I love by the way). However I’m getting incredibly tired of coming home to clean cat poop out of a carpet that the shag is so long I can’t even vacuum it since it stops the beater bar. Obviously it is a nightmare. Is there any type of spray cat deterrent I can use to make this room unenjoyable to be in for the cats? Im so fed up with this behavior. It doesn’t matter if you clean the boxes every 12 hours or every 6 hours. I’ve cleaned the boxes, checked the room and not even two hours later there was excrement on the rug. Also their is always a completely clean box with the automatic litter box. We used several types of litters and are currently using worlds best cat litter, so as of right now I want to just make that room like hell for whatever cat it is until they start using the litter box again.