Hi, recently I have started feeding a feral cat visitor to our home. i have only seen him once, and that was for a split second before he noticed me and ran. I have kept putting food out for him, and everyday it is gone. This has been going on for approx. 3 weeks. Last night at 3 am. my boyfriend and I awoke to loud meows, hissing, screaming and then a cat fight. at first we thought it was our two kitties, but they were both snoozing on the couch when i got up to look. i noticed the noise comming from outside, opened the window and got a flashlight for a better look, but they (?) busted out of my yard once they heard the window opening. This morning i searched around the yard for any bloody evidence (the fight sounded quite intense). No blood or cats, just paw prints and tosseld snow where they were. i'm quite upset because we thought we only had one cat, but obviously we're getting more visitors due to putting food out for them. like i mentioned before, we have not yet seen the cats. I'm wondering if i should put out traps for them? our vet has offered us a discount for the spay/neutering of them. he does not have any traps for us, though. i may sound naive, but do we buy the traps, or rent them from the humane society? we have no intent of bringing the cats to the humane society though. just get them fixed and cleaned up and let them back out by our house. i'm having quite a dilema about this. my boyfriend wants me to just stop feeding them. i'm not quite sure what to do. with the holiday season, funds are low...but i don't want to wait a few weeks to trap them and find them dead or injured on my lawn. should i stop feeding them for a few weeks until i have the money? any advice would be much appreciated...thank you!
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12/23/05 at 10:57am