Pets
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

How to catch a cat

So, I've discovered a cat living under our barn, who looks like she may be pregnant (or extremely well fed for a barn cat). I would really like to catch her and take her to the vet, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I've started leaving food out to tempt her out, but that's as far as I've gotten.

Any ideas?

[IMG]http://i31.tinypic.com/x58i20.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i44.tinypic.com/noissn.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i53.tinypic.com/536fl.jpg%5B/IMG%5D[/IMG][IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/rcldsm.jpg[/IMG]


3 years ttc #1 with Stage 3 endo, cysts, DOR and mild MFI. Lap in June 2011, followed by High Dose Lupron, continuous BCP, acupuncture, and herbal supplements
Lucky cycle 38 - Nov. 2011 IUI #2 - Follistim + Trigger =BFP! 11/19~Beta #1=114, 11/21~Beta #2=280, 11/29~Beta #3=7770, 12/6 - We have a heartbeat!

[URL=http://alterna-tickers.com][IMG]http://alterna-tickers.com/tickers/generated_tickers/r/ri8kw9nyo.png[/IMG][/URL]

Re: How to catch a cat

  • Can you call your local animal control and see if they have any live traps you can borrow?
    image image
    image image
  • Our local animal control is one guy, and he apparently hates to be bothered. :(

    But, I think my dad might have one. I hadn't thought of that. Of course, I may end up catching the groundhog that keeps going in the garden instead. lol

    [IMG]http://i31.tinypic.com/x58i20.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i44.tinypic.com/noissn.jpg[/IMG][IMG]http://i53.tinypic.com/536fl.jpg%5B/IMG%5D[/IMG][IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/rcldsm.jpg[/IMG]


    3 years ttc #1 with Stage 3 endo, cysts, DOR and mild MFI. Lap in June 2011, followed by High Dose Lupron, continuous BCP, acupuncture, and herbal supplements
    Lucky cycle 38 - Nov. 2011 IUI #2 - Follistim + Trigger =BFP! 11/19~Beta #1=114, 11/21~Beta #2=280, 11/29~Beta #3=7770, 12/6 - We have a heartbeat!

    [URL=http://alterna-tickers.com][IMG]http://alterna-tickers.com/tickers/generated_tickers/r/ri8kw9nyo.png[/IMG][/URL]
  • I was also thinking live traps.  lol @ the groundhog comment
  • I also agree on the live trap. I once successfully caught a feral cat with sardines. :)

    You can also try calling rescues to see who has one you can borrow.

    Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."
    - Martin Luther King Jr.
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Live traps are the way to go. Many barn cats are feral or at least very timid- good luck trying to just grab them!

     

  • HaveAHart treap.  You're already halfway there.  You get them used to being fed in one location, put the trap unset next to the food for a few days, then set the trap and hopefully catch the cat.  For the best chance of success I'd recommend covering the trap with a towel so it looks like a safe hidey hold, line the bottom with newspaper and place a tablespoon if sardines every kitty sized step and a huge glob way at the back.
    image "...Saving just one pet won't change the world...but, surely, the world will change for that one pet..."
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards