|Purred: Wed Mar 14, '12 9:37am PST |
|Thanx for the web site
And thanx Maizy for the response
I bought two large plastic storage containers from Wal-Mat. They have locking lids and cost about $9.00 each. I then cut a 4.5 by 6.0 inch door way in the center of one end about 1.5 inches from the floor. Next, I cut a piece of ply wood slightly larger than the door way and attched it with hinges and a slide bolt. I used a 3/4 inch hole saw and cut holes in both sides. I placed clean rags inside the container and secured the lid, but left the door of the newly constructed condo open. Next, I placed the containers next to the release door on the trap and safety wired the cage open. The whole time I'm doing this the scarred cat didn't move. I turned off the light and left the room. When I returned later, both cats had moved into the plastic condos. Food and water were placed in the trap. So the cats could stick their heads out of the condo and eat.
To carry them to the clinic, just close the condo door and load them into the car. However, the volunteer workers at the clinic said next time, move the cats back into the cage before bringing them in as it is easier for the staff to get them out of the trap then out of the condo as the cats try to escape when the volunteers open the locking lid.
Let's see if I got this right. You want me to somehow grab a terrified cat that has teeth and sharp claws, and remove it from the safety of it's new home and put in back in a steel cage? Hmmmmm. Aren't you the cat experts?
Anyway, once you pick up the cat from the clinic and get it back into the room in your house, you can provide food and water and a cat litter open box. Place the condo about 6 inches from the trap and open the door. This way they can use the litter box. After a few days of recovery, close the condo door and transport them to the release spot.
As for the volunteers, this isn't about you. Figure it out.
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