|Purred: Mon Sep 23, '13 8:46pm PST |
|First I will address trying to catch Rocky. Do you have access to a cat trap? If you do, set it up so it won't trap and start feeding him next to it. You have time, not a lot, but hopefully enough, to give him confidence around the trap. Over a few days move the food closer and closer to the trap until it is in the mouth of the trap. Then over the next few days move it further and further back into the trap. Once you see him going in all the way, set it to actually trap! Otherwise, I think there might be some other traps that work that more experienced trappers use, but I don't know what they are. As for if he is owned or cared for by someone else, well, that is your call. If you do trap him though, once you move he will have to be indoors for a while or he will probably just run away. If he is already neutered, I would suggest leaving him as he is probably either owned or part of a feral colony that someone is managing.
As for Poe, how tiny is she? It could be that she is just not ready for hard food. Try giving her canned food instead. Much softer and healthier for kitties anyways. Mix some tuna in if you must at first. The tuna will blend with the canned food better anyways. There is a good chance she was not intentionally dumped but instead just got separated from a feral momma. People seem to find kittens all sorts of places, and they often get their themselves.
Of course, you probably already know this, but do get Poe, and Rocky if you catch him and he is not neutered, spayed and neutered once able. Best of luck, and thank you for having a caring heart!
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