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I got him!

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Some of you may know that I have been trying to trap the feral who lives in our garden but to do it out of sight of the people next door who have been feeding him for years and are against any neutering. The vet lent me a big container (no traps here). So I have been putting dry cat food in the container on my porch for a week or so whenever I saw Sisco ( he knows his name) and once he started going inside it for the food I just sat there quietly. Tonight at last he got far enough inside for me to shut the door and ring the vet, who happened to be still at the Faculty of vet medicine. So I took Sisco in and they will keep him overnight and neuter, worm and deflea him tomorrow. I just hope that when I bring him back the neighbours don't notice!
post #2 of 18
Yippee, Jenny!Way to go!
post #3 of 18
Sneaky little dickens aren't you! Good on you.
post #4 of 18
Good Job! I hope they won't noticed Keep us updated please.
post #5 of 18
what a great job!!!! wow, congrats! any pics???
post #6 of 18
Good for you!

If the neighbors say anything, this is your response:
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
iI and picked Sisco up and brought him back without anyone seeing, I think! It was a good job because when I let him out of the carrier, the poor cat fell over and then tried to rush for the steps to the back garden, rolling over as he went. I thought he was wide awake and I would not have released him if I had known he was still so woosy. And then Dushka appeared and decided to chase him - normally he is Lord of the Garden, but I think she realised he was incapacitated and grabbed the opportunity. But he got safely up to his shed at the top, and I am sure he will stay there till he feels normal again. By the time he comes down for food I think no one will realise he has been away.
post #8 of 18
Originally Posted by Yosemite
Sneaky little dickens aren't you! Good on you.
well said!!!

how wonderful of you Jenny!!!
post #9 of 18
You ROCK Jenny! Way to go! He'll lead a healthier, happier, longer life now because of you. AND he won't be responsible for any unwanted, homeless kittens. You sneaky little angel!
post #10 of 18
I was wondering if they ever noticed he was gone and had been fixed? I hope not but it's also kind of sad not to notice your cat was missing and had surgery even.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
No, I don't think they noticed - he has been around every day since for food and all seems normal. But to be fair, he is a feral who only turns up to be fed, and often (especially in spring) disappears for several days at a time. They do care about him, in their own fashion, though that includes not neutering and not trapping him for vet treatment even when he gets injured. My landlord once said that putting him in a box would be more cruel that leaving him to recover from an abscess on his own (on that occasion I put liquid antibiotic in his food). But at least now he won't get into the same number of fights. I saw a new black feral in the garden on Sunday, pregnant, maybe with his last ever lot of kittens! I will try and see where she is hiding and monitor her.
post #12 of 18
Good for you jenny,,, I to am working now on that one female I missed several months back, but she's not alone there are 5 babies also but Mommy has gotten very sweet and I can pick her up, so as soon as I get those babies used to seeing me they are on there way to my house
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi there! I was wondering a few days ago how it was going with you - because if I remember you were not sure where the kittens were. I am so glad you have at least located them, and I hope you get them soon!
post #14 of 18
WooHooooo!!!! THAT is SO great! I am working on getting one now! I caught my "Secret Kitty" and we got her spayed. Now... we HAVE to catch "Thug Boy" (that's what I call him as he is a BIG bruiser kitty!! )
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post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
Good luck! I haven't seen the black one again but I am looking.
post #17 of 18
so how is the neutered boy ???
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Sisco is fine - coming round for food each night as before, no change in his behaviour. I don't think the people next door have noticed anything - I have seen them feeding him too, and they haven't said anything. There is a white and ginger one I would like to get too, but I think the chances are slim as he never comes for food from us and there are no traps available - I was able to get Sisco because he is used to the terrace and to me and I was able to entice him into a carrier.
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