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He belongs to our neighbor but comes to visit us frequently. A very easy going neutered tom...former stray who adopted our neighbor years ago instead of us......[ go figure?]. Maybe because they don't have a dog.



Update on TNR @ the country store.

I decided to give it another go today so with KFC chicken [ it was recommended by some cat people for it's very aromatic smell] I went to the location and set up two traps.

I saw no cats the entire time. From my experience of trapping lots of cats, if they don't show up within the first twenty mins or so, they aren't going to.


For those of you who don't know what's entailed in TNR cats, here is what is involved:

1. Load up vehicle with traps, cat food, camera, phone, carrier, reading material, glasses, boots, jacket, utensils, etc etc.

2. In this case, you drive across town and out into the boondocks. Lots of gas going back and forth each time.

3. You set up traps, and wait, wait, wait.


When you leave, you pack all up, take home and toss out the untouched food. Put everything back in it's place. In some cases, go to the gas station and fill up.


All is worth it if you catch cats. Imagine going back & forth four days in a row with no success?

I'm beginning to worry about the kittens as I haven't seen them for days. Surely they must be hungry enough to come out of hiding.? I cannot go tomorrow as I'll be busy with my dad's b-day party so will return on Monday afternoon.


Question for my cat savvy contacts.....'should i set the traps at dusk and leave overnight? I have a hard rule about never ever taking my eyes off my traps when they're set....for MANY reasons. But I'm beginning to get desparate in this case. What do ya think?

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Taken on September 24, 2011