Ask the base police if you can borrow one trap for your cat and learn how to
use it.  This is a better option then the base police trying to trap cats
for two reasons (1) they don't know your cat like you do so you can set up
the trap with food you cat likes and smells of home (perhaps paper towel
with your scent on it) and it can be near your door - this will result in
better success of trapping your cat (2) this avoids the base police setting
out traps for other cats.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 9:08 PM, Melinda Kerr <> wrote:

> Well, around midnight I heard my other cat meow and looked outside.  There
> was a big yellow cat that I have seen hanging around a black cat.  And, low
> and behold there was the black cat too!  However, if it was my VooDoo, he
> didn't touch the food I left around front.  Tonight I will try leaving the
> food in a more obvious place.  At least if it is him, he won't be hungry!
> As for trapping, I am a bit at a disadvantage.  We have a Japanese hardware
> store in town, but I don't know if they have traps.  Since I don't speak or
> read Japanese, it may be difficult to find.
> Our base police often put out traps to catch the strays.  The problem is if
> I ask them to help, I might be committing another kitty to a death sentence.
>  On base they put them to sleep after 72 hours.  We don't have any kind of
> local rescue at this time.  I got some information from another base and
> want to see if I can start some kind of foster/rescue program.  There are
> strays here and there around the base.   Also, (I know you will all gasp)
> people move back to the states and actually leave their babies!  So, at this
> point, I hate to ask for traps to be put out.  Although, after another day
> or two his wellbeing will be my first priority.
> Thanks again for all of your suggestions! ( I will check out the Facebook
> groups to see if any of them are local and can help with our other issues!)
> Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo
>  On Jun 24, 2011, at 11:16 PM, Melinda Kerr wrote:
> > Thank you for all of the wonderful suggestions.  As it is 11:00pm here in
> Japan, and I didn't get but a couple hours of sleep last night, I am going
> to bed.  I've left open the door that VooDoo tried to come in last night.
>  There is a bowl of food and some water in the kitchen.  He can hide a lot
> of different places.  Fortunately, I am able to lock off that area and keep
> Fuji inside.
> >
> > I'll keep you posted.  I am hoping that the morning brings my kitty back
> to me!
> >
> > Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo
> > On Jun 24, 2011, at 6:53 PM, Melinda Kerr wrote:
> >
> >> Hello all,
> >>
> >> It is with a very heavy heart that I am asking for some positive energy
> from this group!  My son's friend left a door open last night and my little
> VooDoo escaped.  He is terrified of being outdoors and all attempts to
> capture him only scared him more!  We live on a military base and there are
> no wild animals to worry about and the speed limit on base is extremely
> slow.  My greatest concern is that around 2:00am, he tried to come home and
> we absolutely scared him to death trying to get him to bring him inside.
>  (He hasn't been out since he came to us as a five week old kitten)  I'm
> worried that he might be afraid to come home.
> >>
> >> It breaks my heart to think of my little "kissing bandit", hungry,
> scared and alone.  He doesn't tolerate dry food well and I know some of the
> residents where I suspect he is hiding puts it out for the few strays.  This
> is such a heavy burden for me and I am not taking it very well.  Please just
> send your positive thoughts our way.
> >>
> >> Thanks for listening.
> >> Melinda, Fuji and VooDoo
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