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November 30th 07, 02:50 PM
My neighbor has been feeding a sweet little black cat for at least 10
years. She put a pass-through door in one of the panels of her garage
and has bedding in there for the cat, although she feeds the cat on
her front porch. The problem is that the cat is looking sickly and
doesn't go in the garage anymore. She just stays out on the porch
even in bad weather. This is Connecticut and the weather is getting
cold and nasty. The cat is eating very little, just dry food. My
neighbor can pet her but then she runs off. She won't let her pick
her up. She set a trap and hasn't fed her for 4 days and the cat has
shown no interest in going in the trap even though she looks hungry.
She wants to trap the cat and have her put down because she is very
skinny and sick looking now and doesn't want her to have to die
outside in the cold and snow. If the trap thing doesn't work, what
else can she do? Is there anything you can put in the food that
would make the cat lethargic enough so that she could be picked up
and put in a carrier? Since she only eats dry food, I realize this
would be difficult. BTW, my neighbor put a few "kibbles" around the
trap to try and get her to go in the trap. No luck! She has tried
holding the front door to her house wide open and the cat won't come
in. My neighbor has a small dog that the cat just loves. When the
dog is outside, the cat brushes up against the dog and follows it
around. Too bad she won't follow the dog into the house. Any help
would be GREATLY appreciated.

alisont via CatKB.com
December 4th 07, 07:26 PM
I used this method on a cat I rescued that was the same way, let me pet it
but not pick it up and wouldn't fall for the trap. It was told to me by the
rescue group and it worked quite well. I failed the first time and I was
sure the cat would not come around again but the rescue group assured me he
would forgive me and come back and he did.

Take a hard sided carrier and turn it on end so the opening is facing up.
While petting the cat in one motion, grab the scruff of the neck with one
hand and the back legs with the other. I wore a glove on the hand that was
grabbing the legs but he wouldn't come near me with the glove on the petting
hand so I took that off. Drop the cat in the carrier and shut the door
quickly. It helps to have a helper on that part so you can worry about
getting your hands away quickly so you don't get scratched or bitten. It's
not the gentlest way to do it but it's better than letting her die in the
cold.


wrote:
>My neighbor has been feeding a sweet little black cat for at least 10
>years. She put a pass-through door in one of the panels of her garage
>and has bedding in there for the cat, although she feeds the cat on
>her front porch. The problem is that the cat is looking sickly and
>doesn't go in the garage anymore. She just stays out on the porch
>even in bad weather. This is Connecticut and the weather is getting
>cold and nasty. The cat is eating very little, just dry food. My
>neighbor can pet her but then she runs off. She won't let her pick
>her up. She set a trap and hasn't fed her for 4 days and the cat has
>shown no interest in going in the trap even though she looks hungry.
>She wants to trap the cat and have her put down because she is very
>skinny and sick looking now and doesn't want her to have to die
>outside in the cold and snow. If the trap thing doesn't work, what
>else can she do? Is there anything you can put in the food that
>would make the cat lethargic enough so that she could be picked up
>and put in a carrier? Since she only eats dry food, I realize this
>would be difficult. BTW, my neighbor put a few "kibbles" around the
>trap to try and get her to go in the trap. No luck! She has tried
>holding the front door to her house wide open and the cat won't come
>in. My neighbor has a small dog that the cat just loves. When the
>dog is outside, the cat brushes up against the dog and follows it
>around. Too bad she won't follow the dog into the house. Any help
>would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Don Freeman
December 5th 07, 02:31 AM
One caveat that comes from personal experience. If you should get
bitten do not shrug it off. Any deep penetrating bites need to be
medically evaluated immediately, and ANY bite as soon as you notice any
signs of infection. I didn't and wound up in the emergency ward for
half a day, and under treatment for a week. My friend and fellow cat
rescuer, ignored her first bite (we learn pretty quickly once bitten)
and nearly died. They gave her a 50% chance of recovery, luckily she
was on the right side of the percentage. The bacteria that cause
cellulitis <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cellulitis/DS00450> are
very prevalent in cats' mouths.

Take Care and good luck with your rescue, and please post back your
results.

Don Freeman
www.cosmoslair.com


alisont via CatKB.com wrote:
> I used this method on a cat I rescued that was the same way, let me pet it
> but not pick it up and wouldn't fall for the trap. It was told to me by the
> rescue group and it worked quite well. I failed the first time and I was
> sure the cat would not come around again but the rescue group assured me he
> would forgive me and come back and he did.
>
> Take a hard sided carrier and turn it on end so the opening is facing up.
> While petting the cat in one motion, grab the scruff of the neck with one
> hand and the back legs with the other. I wore a glove on the hand that was
> grabbing the legs but he wouldn't come near me with the glove on the petting
> hand so I took that off. Drop the cat in the carrier and shut the door
> quickly. It helps to have a helper on that part so you can worry about
> getting your hands away quickly so you don't get scratched or bitten. It's
> not the gentlest way to do it but it's better than letting her die in the
> cold.
>
>
> wrote:
>> My neighbor has been feeding a sweet little black cat for at least 10
>> years. She put a pass-through door in one of the panels of her garage
>> and has bedding in there for the cat, although she feeds the cat on
>> her front porch. The problem is that the cat is looking sickly and
>> doesn't go in the garage anymore. She just stays out on the porch
>> even in bad weather. This is Connecticut and the weather is getting
>> cold and nasty. The cat is eating very little, just dry food. My
>> neighbor can pet her but then she runs off. She won't let her pick
>> her up. She set a trap and hasn't fed her for 4 days and the cat has
>> shown no interest in going in the trap even though she looks hungry.
>> She wants to trap the cat and have her put down because she is very
>> skinny and sick looking now and doesn't want her to have to die
>> outside in the cold and snow. If the trap thing doesn't work, what
>> else can she do? Is there anything you can put in the food that
>> would make the cat lethargic enough so that she could be picked up
>> and put in a carrier? Since she only eats dry food, I realize this
>> would be difficult. BTW, my neighbor put a few "kibbles" around the
>> trap to try and get her to go in the trap. No luck! She has tried
>> holding the front door to her house wide open and the cat won't come
>> in. My neighbor has a small dog that the cat just loves. When the
>> dog is outside, the cat brushes up against the dog and follows it
>> around. Too bad she won't follow the dog into the house. Any help
>> would be GREATLY appreciated.
>