(Closed) I think there is a pregnant cat hiding under my house.

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

A live trap would probably be your best bet.  The humane society may have one you can borrow.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

There are basically 2 methods to this yourself–trust or trap.

The first is to take the time to get the cat to trust you. This may not be time that you have if she is close to having her litter. Keep feeding her at the same time/same place each day. After a while start inching the food bowls closer to where you can catch her. Take notice of when the food is gone so that you have a window of time where you know that she is out eating. Then keep watch for her and start carefully approaching her. The first time, give her a treat and leave. The next time giver her a treat and stay a little bit. The next time a treat and stay longer and so on and so forth until you can safely touch her and move her.

If you don’t have that much time, you might try a humane trap with food and water. Some shelters have these for loan if you are trying to catch a stray. Cover the trap with an old thick towel or blanket so that she won’t be exposed to the elements if she is trapped. With this method, there is the risk that you could… catch something else. So be prepared for that.

A combination of the two (getting her used to being fed and then setting food in a humane trap) could work well. All else fails, call the RSPCA and ask for advice.

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