The general time allotted for any cat that one plans to release in an area,
is 4 weeks.that includes taking the cat outside to allow it to get to know
the area, in increments. The cat must realize that this is her home, and she
must learn the scent.

  If this were dead in the middle of winter, one cannot do it that way -
snow deters a cat from learning any scents..some people move to a new place,
and immediately allow their cat(s) to go outside, and if there's snow, bye
bye cat...

[] On Behalf Of Diane Rosenfeldt
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...


Bonnie, I would suggest going to the feral_cats Yahoogroup and reading the
Files. You have to look a little, but there is good advice for dealing with
all kinds of situations. You can join the group and just ask, of course, but
they will respect you more if you look in the Files first.


I'm not completely sure of this, but I think that list advises AGAINST
holding a cat you're going to TNR inside for that long unless it is ill and
under treatment. The idea being that it will lose its sense of being an
outside cat. They DO advocate, when relocating, holding the cat outside in a
large cage for a few weeks to get them used to the yard and the idea that
"this is where food is." 


Hope this helps.


Diane R.


[] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:31 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Sorry to Ask so much, but...
Importance: High



I'm sorry to be monopolizing all this "air space" on the list this morning,
but am trying to figure this out with this cat.


So, if I decide to put her in my bathroom for a 2 to 3 weeks, as has been
suggested, then how do I introduce her to 'living outside' again?

I currently have 4 cats PLUS am trying to introduce my aunt's cat, Princess.
I know this doesn't sound like much to some of you, but it's getting a bit
stress (maybe more for me than for the felines!)..


Again, I can't thank you enough for sharing your information and
experiences.  I deeply appreciate you all!



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