Brown truck driver from Falkirk in central Scotland first told his neighbor when he was challenged by an incident trying to catch foxes.
But this week he pleaded guilty to instituting an illegal and inhumane trap and capturing the cat "where he became tricked and unable to get rid of, causing unnecessary suffering."
He also admitted that he was in contravention of the Wildlife Act and Nature by setting the trap "calculated to cause unnecessary suffering" to any animal that comes into contact with it.
The claim that he tried to poison the cat – who was not named in the court – dismissed the prosecution.
Gordon Addison, who defended the owner of the jacuzzi, said he was using the mafias mafia when all the other measures did not succeed.
He said to the court: "Mr. Brown and his wife had a whirlpool bath, and this was repeatedly broken, which of course meant that it evaporated, cleaned, filled and disinfected all the time, so it was expensive every time.
"Efforts have been made to determine what the animal is doing, and it has become apparent that it is a neighbor's cat."
He said that Mr. Brown also tried to lift the fence around the hot tub and put a screen around her, which she broke the cat. Measures that took the expense more than building a hot tub in the first place.