Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Trapping an Injured Neighborhood Cat

Part of my duties as being a cat caretaker and rescuer is to watch over the cats and to trap them if any of them are injured. So when the black stray cat that we call Buddy showed up at the workshop with noticeable lump on his upper leg I knew that he needed veterinarian care.
Feral kitten I trapped in Live animal trap

Sometimes I can pick this cat up because he is a socialized neighborhood cat.  He is up to date with vaccines, but that was not the case today.  Generally all I need to do is call him and he will come to me, but due to the wound he ran to the back of the workshop and hid.
Buddy the Back cat lying on dog bed in workshop

I decided to set up the Havahart double door trap that I bought at in the workshop and close off the kitty door so he could not exit and other cats could not enter. 
The live animal trap was set and baited with Friskies mixed grill canned cat food.  This stinky food should attract the cat into the live animal trap.  I also left a pet water bowl outside the trap.  If the cat does not enter the trap this evening at lease he will have water to drink and will not get dehydrated.

Hoping the cat enters the animal trap because his leg needs to be looked at by a veterinarian.
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