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10/30/2018

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Cassandra

Oh, that is so frustrating! Do you have a drop trap? The group I've been volunteering with has one and it is really helpful for managing groups like this where you have to trap multiple times and for multiple animals.

Random Felines

if all else fails, KFC

Ellen Pilch

I will be praying that all goes well.

virginia wells

Keep trying - good luck on the yard sale -bringing stuff Thursday. prayers for all to go well.

ginny& the fur family

Beautiful cat you caught. All furries are beautiful.

Cynthia

Wishing you all the best, paws crossed. What you are doing for these animals is amazing xoxo

John Bellen

I am in a similar position, needing to capture one specific cat (whom I’ve named Bauble) to finish my TNR programme behind my work-place. I can trap only when there is an opening for spaying (that being the longer procedure) at the veterinary hospital I am working with. My physical situation is better, as my trapping ground is right outside the back door. Even so, I am facing capturing cats I have already trapped, and I think that each time I do so, Bauble probably learns to fear the traps more. Is there any organisation from which you can borrow extra traps?

Maria in FL

I'm so sorry, Chrystal, that it is so difficult! I guess if it was easy everyone would do it, right? In all seriousness, you are doing the very best you can and that is all anyone can ask. You're my heroine!!

Mell

Have you talked to the people that feed the colony? Instruct them to withhold food the day BEFORE trapping. This will probably be really hard for them, but you'll have a much harder time getting trap-savvy cats that aren't hungry. You NEED for the cats to be hungry, or they won't be able to overcome their reluctance to go in the trap. If you do get a re-trap, leave them in the trap long enough to give them plenty of time to finish their dinner before letting them go.

I've had colonies that would have one or two cats that made a bee-line for the traps as soon as they were set out - they knew where the "good stuff" was. They would walk into the trap, eat all the wet food, then curl up and take a nap while they waited for release. This can actually help calm the skittish cats if the re-trapped cats don't freak out and just calmly eat the food and leave.

Hang in there Chrystal...I know you can get it done!

The Poupounette Gang

Keeping paws, hooves and fingers crossed for you, Chrystal!

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