My guys won't go near a raccoon, just back off and let it go its way.  Curse, a 
skunk could keep them away because of any smell left behind.  Maybe it has gone 
away enough so we can't smell it, but a cat has a better sense of smell than we 
do.
---- MaiMaiPG <cougarcl...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> I don't doubt it.  Can you move the feeding station?
> On Jun 3, 2012, at 7:50 PM, dot winkler wrote:
> 
> > Hi.  I was the one who wrote that e-mail.  I just read your  
> > response.  I'm telling you that the cats are afraid to go in there  
> > now - into the bin with the dry food now that I have started  
> > refilling it.  They are not even eating it.  It is fresh food  as i  
> > just refilled it.  I tried to coax one of the cats to go in and he  
> > backed off.  They are skiddish lately.  Because that raccoon was so  
> > large and not afraid of anything - it was running around in the area  
> > where their little houses were and coming right up to their meat  
> > while they were eating in daytime hours.  Perhaps it is the skunk  
> > smell that also is around but that never seemed to bother them in  
> > the past.  ???Dotty
> >
> > From: Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com>
> > To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
> > Sent: Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION
> >
> > I can't find the email from someone who thinks that the cats are  
> > avoiding the food because the feeding dish/station smells from  
> > raccoon.  This is definitely NOT the cause of the cats avoiding the  
> > food.  It's probably the food.  It may be stale or they are just  
> > tired of the flavor.  When I was feeding colonies, the cats and  
> > raccoons were eating side by side, except when a raccoon got too  
> > greedy and chased the cats away.  But the cats always returned to  
> > what was left of the food and finished it off.
> >
> > From: MaiMaiPG <maima...@gmail.com>
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Sent: Friday, June 1, 2012 9:20 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: RACCOON GETTING INTO CAT STATION
> >
> > Door on a timer?????  However, my bet is on the coons.
> > On Jun 1, 2012, at 7:37 PM, dot winkler wrote:
> >
> >> Hi - well, I don't think I can bring the dry food in at night.   
> >> Because i would have to make two trips to the cat area, instead of  
> >> one.  One trip is to bring the meat to them.  If I did that in the  
> >> evening then I could bring in the dry food but then i would have to  
> >> come the next morning to put the dry food back and then another  
> >> time that day to bring it in again.  I live the next town over and  
> >> work schedule is rough so once a day is pushing it as it  is!   
> >> Thanks for all your suggestions.  What did you mean about the  
> >> RAMP?  I was not sure I understood.  Just thought of something -  
> >> wouldn't it be cool if I could devise a door that would shut  
> >> automatically each night so nothing could get in the dry food  
> >> station and then open in the morning!  L.O.L.  dotty
> >>
> >
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