That's fine! If she gets trapped, she can be brought inside until the morning. If covered completely with a sheet, and put somewhere quiet without people looking at her, she will be fine until morning.
My concern is leaving a trap set and not attended overnight. 2 reasons why not to do this - another animal, cat or otherwise, may walk into the trap. Not only is this animal traumitized for no reason, but what if your cat is watching? She's not too likely to want to step into that trap after watching and hearing a panicked animal. 2nd reason is if you get the cat you want, she may react very badly to being in a trap all night, outside, where she knows she is very vulnerable. I used to hate trapping at night and holding til the morning, but when it's all over, they are so much better off, and an overnight stay in a covred trap is just a blip in a hopefully long, healty, happy life. --- Chris <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Well the problem is that primary feeding time is > early evening just as it > gets dark. If she gets trapped after dark, I know > my parents won't be able > to drive her to e-vet until the morning. She is in > a safe place where the > trap is set but he could also bring her inside to > the bathroom if need be. > It's a difficult situation for them and I wish there > was someone available > to take her to vet at night but couldn't find > anyone.... > > Christiane Biagi > 914-632-4672 > Cell: 914-720-6888 > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > Katrina Animal Reunion Team (KART) > www.findkpets.org > > Join Us & Help Reunite Katrina-displaced Families > with their Animals > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > Behalf Of janine paton > Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 6:21 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: RE: PARTIAL SUCCESS! Advice on > trapping...night v day trapping > > Good source of information is yahoo groups - > Feral_cats. > > For hard-to-trap cats, I bungee cord the trap open > to > get them used to the concept. It's just a little > patience and most importantly, calmness. Act as if > the bungeed-open trap is nothing more than a big > dish > to put food in. > > I didn't read all of the emails, but don't leave a > set > trap unattended. Get the cat on a schedule, feed > her > in a trap not really set, and when she relaxes and > goes all the way in, make the app't and set the trap > for real, staying around the corner with eyes and > ears > open so she can be covered up completely with a > sheet > and either brought straight to a vet, or brought > inside somewhere safe, again covered up, until the > next morning. > > > --- Christiane Biagi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > I had to come back to NY today but my father is > > continuing to try to trap. > > She does come when he calls and follows him > > around-BUT she still won't go in > > the trap. We rigged the trap so it won't spring & > > put some inside near the > > entrance-she did eat some of that. He wants to > try > > that for a couple of > > days before setting the trap again. keep fingers > > crossed.. > > > > > > > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > > Behalf Of laurieskatz > > Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 12:10 PM > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: PARTIAL SUCCESS! Advice on > > trapping...night v day trapping > > > > > > > > Chris, I am assuming no luck>? > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > > > > From: Chris <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > > > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 10:18 AM > > > > Subject: PARTIAL SUCCESS! Advice on > trapping...night > > v day trapping > > > > > > > > Last night mom and kitty were waiting and followed > > my dad to our door to get > > food. I know they were hungry! I managed to trap > > the little Munchkin who > > turns out is a girl. I got her to an e-vet at 10 > PM > > and they tested her and > > put her in the big dog kennel for me. She's now > > sitting there sort of > > looking at all of us. Of course she's lying in > the > > litter box. I think she > > ate a little of the food but basically she's just > > scared. I put her up high > > as she knows my father and he can't crawl around > on > > the floor to talk to > > her. I should be bringing her to shelter later > > today. > > > > > > > > I reset the trap for mom-oh how I hope she isn't > too > > spooked to go in there. > > I put in some heated dark tuna and smeared a > little > > on the newspaper I lined > > the bottom of the trap with. I know she's hungry. > > > She's been known to > > catch birds but she's not really good at it. So > now > > I wait. > > > > > > > > Munchkin the little one, tested neg for FELV/FIV > so > > I'm hoping that's a good > > sign for mom. I hate it so that shelter required > > this-its just sooo > > unnecessary! > > > > > > > > Many thanks for all the helpful advice. It really > > gave me some courage to > > keep trying. I just felt so over my head on this.I > > will keep you posted. > > > > > > > > Christiane Biagi > > > > 914-632-4672 > > > > Cell: 914-720-6888 > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > > > > > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > > Behalf Of laurieskatz > > Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:14 PM > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: Re: Advice on trapping...night v day > > trapping > > > > > > > > Trap with water and canned food in the trap. They > > will be fine overnight. > > Cover with a towel and place the trap in a quiet, > > dark, safe INSIDE place > > until you can get to vet. Most important thing is > to > > keep them safe until > > they can get to vet. Trying to transfer is not > safe. > > I always took the > > trapped cat directly to the vet in the trap > (covered > > and placed in plastic > > in my vehicle). > > > > I always trapped in the AM so I could get them > right > > to the vet. That's > > better, if you can do that, depending on your > > schedule and theirs. I set 2 > > traps at once and that sped things up. > > > > Good luck, > > > > L > > > > ----- Original Message ----- > === message truncated ===