We have been caring for a cat since last October, tried to trap him many times and never could. We have always assumed he is a male but are not sure. Over the last year he has moved closer to the office building and now stays in the parking lot all of the time. He has a very nice shelter and we provide food and water for him. We tried a drop trap on Friday morning and he broke right through it. What a horrible feeling I had as I watched him run through the parking lot into the woods. He was back by the afternoon and was there each weekend morning I came to feed him. He is scared of me right now. He just stayed in the bushes, he usually would let me get pretty close. We are going to try and trap him again in another week or so, especially since he could be a female and even possibly pregnant. Is it common to fail at a trap attempt and get a second chance. We thought over the last year that maybe socializing him might be the way to go, but now with temperatures about to change we would like to get him or her to the vet to get shots and altered before it gets too cold. Of course, if kittens are now in the mix, that is another story. If this cat does not want to be an inside cat, I will invest in an even better shelter and hope that he will let us take care of him where he is now. I am nervous that if we fail this time, we may never see this cat again. Any ideas?
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9/2/08 at 8:57am