I'm in Tucson visiting my parents and have a dilemma that I thought some more experienced folks might help me with. My father's been feeding a little cat and her kittens since right after we spotted them in October. Mom is a young tortie who we believe someone dumped in their complex after she got pregnant. She had 3 kittens but sadly 2 didn't make it. So now there is her and one of her kittens and they are used to being fed everyday.
I have finally found a no-kill shelter who can take them but am having real trouble catching them. Last night I really messed up. I had the kitten but managed to let him slip out when I went to put him in the big dog kennel that we have set up for feeding station. He ran off, it was pouring and though I did see him again, I'm sooo afraid he's really spooked. Then I rented a trap but messed up on setting it up and mom cat slipped out. I corrected my mistake and know I did it right cause I caught another cat. He was a wee bit surprised and scooted out as soon as I opened the trap! LOL Today I set the trap and put some fried chicken and fish. I was told to cover the trap so they can't see the food from the back. I also put a sheet of newspaper inside at the entrance w. some treats to sort of lure them in. I saw Mom today but she didn't go to eat. I'm hoping they come back. Does anyone have advice? Also, I have one trap and a big dog kennel so if I trap one, I'm not sure if I should try to get it into the dog kennel-not sure how to do this. Any and all advice would be most appreciated! Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 914-720-6888 <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [EMAIL PROTECTED]