The blizzard of February 1, 2011 brought ice and 28 inches of snow to our area, and if that was not bad enough the temperatures have been record low with wind chills of 16 bellow.
When the entrance was in sight I got down on my knees and removed the snow from the entrance with my hands. I then set a bowl of food and water at the entrance. When the thicket entrance was cleared, I needed move on to rescue the feral queen cat we call Lucy.
This feral cat has shelter under my neighbors back deck. I was determined to free her so I removed snow from the sidewalk and made a path to the front of the house.
The snow on the street was too deep to cross and it was too late to be in my neighbors yard. My husband assured me that all of the cats ate well 36 hours ago and that we would get a fresh start early in the morning.
I spoke to my neighbor the following morning. My neighbor told me that he would make openings in the snow to allow cats to get out.(There were no cats under the deck)
Cats will go into the sewers for safety the average temperature in the sewer is 55 degrees. If the cats were in the sewers then I needed to get them out. With all the sewers entrances blocked with snow the air was limited. We also need to free the cats because it is not safe for cats to be in sewers when snow begins to melt.
We needed to rescue the cats by opening all of the entrances to the sewers.
|Entrance to sewer is clear, cats can escape|
I then replaced the food with canned food with strong fish scent to lure the cats out of the sewer. I provided the sewer cats canned food mixed with dry and set the bowl with water at the entrance of the sewer. At 2 am my husband was walking our dog and he saw the feral cat that we call Bob head sticking out of the sewer eating the canned cat food.
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