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6/25/13 4:01 P

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I would tell you this ,, you need to acquire a trap well in advance of the thursday you plan on catching her.I would start out by placing the food a few feet away from the cage and move it each time you feed to closer to the cage , then in the cage and take it further into the cage with each feed. you might want to take your time a few weeks to get her secure in thinking going into the cage is not going to hurt her before you actually set it to catch, and feed her the same time everyday. once caught don't attempt to transfer take her to the vet in the cage you caught her in. I have caught several feral cats in this manner paid to have them spade and brought back to let them go. But its going to take time ,, and patience to get her to trust the cage is not going to hurt her. emoticon

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Maybe they hire in a tribe of pygmies to poison dart them. I for one would not stick my hand anywhere near a feral tomcat

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4/24/13 8:44 A

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An update - I trapped one cat; a male; he was neutered last week plus given a rabies shot and flea medication then released by me. I'm going for another one next week.

When I dropped him off, there was another feral cat in a crate waiting to be spayed or neutered making noises I've never heard come out of a cat before. Wow...I would not want to meet that one in an ally some place. emoticon Does anyone know how those cats are handled by the vet staff? I'm very curious and would love to watch some time.

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I know when I trapped the cat to be taken for neutering, I just delivered him in the trap. I took him the same morning he was trapped.

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2/15/13 12:17 P

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The pound and rescue groups will either not take feral cats or put them down. Semi-wild animals do not make good pets and most communities already have hundreds of them. The problem here is not trapping the cat but transferring it to a crate. Live traps are not a place where cats should stay for more than a few hours, especially not if they are nursing kittens.
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Our animal control officer also lends traps but if she is very wary it might be hard to trap her.. You might have to take time to tempt her inside a room or shed where you can close the door and throw a sack over her.

Sad as it is, allowing her to keep having kittens just increases the problem of sad feral cats so you are doing the right thing, if you don't want to keep her or pay for the neutering, it is kinder to her and all her future kittens to hand her over to the pound or animal rescue group.

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Our local council here loans out traps to catch animals in, maybe your local government has the same option.

Definitely try the "stinky tuna" for the cage and if it's like the ones we have here it snaps shut as soon as the animal stands on the plate on the other side of the door.

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Have you thought of contacting Alleycat Allies for support. They might even have information on their website. Good luck with catching her. Please let us know how it goes.

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I know that in my area there is an organization which loans traps. There is a cooperating vet that provides the neutering or spaying when you bring in the trap with the cat. Then later you take the cat back to the area where it was trapped and release it. They didn't seem to mind that I kept the kitty afterward since he was very docile. (I suspect he had been a pet in a household where there was a young child that was not taught to be gentle. He was very afraid of children for a while, but a real lover otherwise.)

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2/14/13 1:39 P

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MARYALICE411 - thank you for the advice of not feeding for a few days so she will be very hungry. That might work.

HOUNDLOVER1 - I have been working with a cat rescue group who provide low-cost spaying and neutering so I do understand their criteria for stray cats. Basically I just wanted to know how to catch a cat in a trap that's already been trapped. Thank for the info, though. One issue is they only have the spay/neuter clinic for this open on Thursday morning. If I don't catch her early Thursday mornings I have to wait a whole week before I can try again. I don't have a good place to keep her for days. I do feel bad for these cats....it's not their doing that they don't have a good home. I have no intention of becoming a crazy cat lady, either. :)

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I think you first need to stop feeding the cats. This is what caused the problem in the first place. In most locations rescue groups that do spay/neuter will not provide their services for cats that are owned and see feeding on your part as acknowledging ownership.
Also, once the cats are spayed/neutered they will be released to the same location where they came from, you house.
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I don't know about where you live but out here we have a group that does know how to catch cats and they will spay or neuter everything they can catch. Most people out here don't like them because they won't keep the cats. They are strictly a catch, treat and release. The lady next door says to NOT feed the cats for several days, then put out your have a heart trap with some canned cat food. Tuna is best because it stinks. Take the cat to the pound to have it spayed in the trap.

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Over the last few years, a mom cat and a male cat have been around our house and don't appear to belong to anyone. OK..yes..I do feed them. The problem is that mom keeps having kittens. I've been able to get 3 of the kittens when they were young and found great homes for them. I have also trapped mom cat once before, but she got away while being transferred to a crate and now I can't catch her any more I don't think. Are any of you expert cat trappers who can give me some advice as to how to catch mom to get her spayed? I think she's in heat again!

Also we have more cats around the house than I would like. Male cats are coming from every place. Any advice? I really want to catch mom and get her spayed.

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