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Old 11-24-2006, 04:35 PM
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While I was walking Missy she was looking at something pretty intently, so I looked to see what she had noticed.

One of the stray cats that have been around the house for a while was in a trap under someones porch. It obviously went in there to get some food, and got caught. I was glad that someone was doing something to help the problem that we're having in the neighborhood - but then again I don't know this persons intentions with the cat... hopefully TNR or working with the local APL... There weren't any cars in the driveway, but I put Missy in a down stay by the porch steps and knocked on the door to let them know they had caught the cat. No one answered. I continued on my walk and forgot about it for a while.

Just a little while ago I walked Maddie, and then after that I walked Charlie. The cat is still there and no one is home still. No big deal, but I am starting to worry that the cat is going to be in the trap all night. Its getting dark and the temp is starting to drop and the cat can't go anywhere to protect itself from the weather. . .
I can't remember if anyone was home yesterday either, and we walked on the other side of the street so I don't know if the cat was there yesterday... I do know that the cat was not by my house all week (it usually is).

I'm worried that the people that live there are on a holiday vaca or something... If the cat is still there, should I call the APL? tomorrow? Or should I wait?

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Old 11-24-2006, 04:37 PM
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Hmmmmm.....If no one is there...could you take the cat out of the trap and take it to the Shelter?
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:42 PM
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That, or do call the APL.
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:44 PM
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OMG! As in LEG TRAP???? Is the poor kitty ok or just dying slowly in pain!? I just found out that a coworker of my husband's traps regularly within city limits to get coyotes, foxes, and whatever else wanders into it... and it's a LEG trap . Right now, he's got a SKUNK and can't shoot it because it's within city limits. He can't get it out cause he'll get sprayed. So, he's just letting it die a slow painful death. It makes me SOOOOO MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2006, 04:45 PM
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Bring the cat some food. Be careful taking it out of the trap-It could be feral, and it could hurt you, or itself.

Call Animal Control, and ask them what to do. If they say leave it, then I'd at least bring it food, but be careful.

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Old 11-24-2006, 04:46 PM
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Eli-- I thought that too. It's a cage trap.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:09 PM
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Hmmmmm.....If no one is there...could you take the cat out of the trap and take it to the Shelter?
I was very tempted to, but I'm afraid he/she's feral. I've tried to approach this cat and feed it before because the cat has a favorite spot by my house to lay down in the sun, but when I get close to it, or start talking to it from far away it runs.

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OMG! As in LEG TRAP???? Is the poor kitty ok or just dying slowly in pain!? I just found out that a coworker of my husband's traps regularly within city limits to get coyotes, foxes, and whatever else wanders into it... and it's a LEG trap . Right now, he's got a SKUNK and can't shoot it because it's within city limits. He can't get it out cause he'll get sprayed. So, he's just letting it die a slow painful death. It makes me SOOOOO MAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG that is so horrible!! Sorry I wasn't to clear, its NOT a leg trap!! Has that guy learned his lesson??
If it were a leg trap, trust me, I would not be on Chaz right now Sorry again!

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Bring the cat some food. Be careful taking it out of the trap-It could be feral, and it could hurt you, or itself.

Call Animal Control, and ask them what to do. If they say leave it, then I'd at least bring it food, but be careful.

Very nice of you to care
Thanks

The only food I have that I can give the cat is kibble, and I've left some out before but nothing ate it. I was more concerned about the cat getting water, and the temp drop tonight (tg its not as cold as it has been!). I was thinking about sharing some of the dogs' raw turkey, but I'm too afraid that the cat may be sick or something and that may make it worse... you just never know with a stray / feral cat...
Animal Control doesn't care... they only deal with dogs...


I don't want to overstep or bother these people, especially if they're intentions are good. I guess I just wish they would've taken the trap up if they were going away for a while...

Should I call now? [idk when these people are returning]... Or should I wait until morning?
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:17 PM
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Is there an old blanket or towel you can drape over three sides of the cage for the night, Brattina? Maybe some tuna fish you can drop down inside? Or cut up some of the turkey and microwave it.
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:21 PM
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Not sure what kinda trap it is but could you just put the whole thing in your car and take it to the shelter...they will know what to do

Elin, OMG that is HORRIBLE!!!
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:23 PM
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If they are out of town, I would take the cat yourself, in the cage, and take it to the SPCA, AC, whatever. Just go to a place that WONT put it to sleep.
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