My husband and I work with a rescue group. We're no strangers to trapping, BUT this one particular cat is giving us fits. She lives at a building 1/2 mile from home, where I used to work (the company is no longer there). I've been feeding her for almost a year, so I guess she is almost a year old. She's a tortie, very vocal and hunches her back when I come. I can't get too close to her to pet her or touch her, but she's not afraid of me. Now she's pregnant. We've been trying for 3 days to get her into the trap. I've used cooked warm chicken, cat food (tuna), even catnip and she'll go in 1/2 way and back out. The trap is clean (we clean it well after each use). I use newspaper on the bottom, and I'm withholding food. She's only eaten what she can get from the start of the trap plus a tiny bit of kibble. What else can I do? What else can I use? If I stay too close she doesn't go to the trap. Only when I walk far enough away.
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4/3/07 at 1:48pm