I've had a kitten that I assume is either abandoned or orphaned hanging around my house since Saturday night. It was hiding in the wheel well of my car when I first discovered it. The poor little thing was crying. I tried to coax the kitten out from my car with food and sweet talk, but it didn't work. I finally got a hose to get him out of there. ( I'm sorry, I know it seems cruel, but when I was 16 I was at my grandma's house one winter, went to start my car, heard a clunking noise, got out to check the engine and there was a cat writhing on the ground and dying. It had climbed onto my engine block to get warm. So I squirted him with water 1. to get him away from my car 2. hopefully a good squirt with water will keep him away from other cars too). So anyway, last night I heard the little kitten again. This time he was under my husbands car, but dashed away before I could get close. I meowed at him and he meowed back, but wouldn't come back out. I left some kibble out and it was gone this morning, but I'm not sure if he ate it or if some other cat did. Any ideas on how to catch the little guy? He's just a tiny little thing probably not more than 8 weeks old. It breaks my heart to hear him crying like that. I'm sure he's calling his mom. I called the animal control people today, but it will be 2-3 weeks before they can get a trap out. I do have a kennel. Any ideas? Also I have two cats. One is female and adult (she is not fond of other cats and always chases them away) the other is a male and he is a lot more sociable. I've never seen either of them with a strange kitten. Thanks. p.s. I'd like to catch him and find him a good home. I can't keep him.
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7/24/06 at 5:01pm