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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Trap a cat? Not easy!


So Mom L is trying to trap this bootiful long hair dainty feisty calico gal at a colony we just started to manage. Her name is Baby and she is a kitty cat bully!! Yep! Sorry to say, there is often one in every colony no matter how big or small that colony is. And Baby is all fluffy furs and probably weighs in at about five pounds tops!! But she sure is the queen of this little six kitty colony.

Mom L set the trap and waited to see how Baby would react.

You can see that Baby gave that trap a very wide birth! She wasn’t so sure about why the heck it was placed near her treasured food bowl! You see Baby is not only a bully to a couple of the other cats, she is also a TOTAL FOODIE!! Mom L thought for sure she would dive right after that yummy sardine bait. HAH!!

Baby checked out that trap, all around and then did one of those “See ya, wouldn’t wanna be Ya!!” moves!!!

Mom L is gonna go back and hopes that she can trap Baby and find a foster to help assess her ability to be socialized. She is such a lovely cat, and she truly isn’t feral. Let’s hope Baby realizes that we are tryin’ to give her an opportunity for a forever indoor home!

Do you trap for TNR? Or also trap to try to bring some potential friendlies inside?  Let us know what your experiences are in comments.

Hope everyone’s Valentines Day was filled with the love our park colony boys showed us with their little “taileo message”!! You can show some love  to our colony cats by visiting our Amazon Wish List. We are very desperate for wet food and for a couple of shelters for our colony cats at a local waterfront park.


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16 thoughts on “Trap a cat? Not easy!

  1. Baby is a beauty! We have our claws crossed that your Mom manages to catch her. Your Mom (and you guys) are Awesome. Have a marvellously Happy Day!

  2. Hope thast gorgeous Baby can get herself trapped with only good things to follow!

  3. meowmeowmans on said:

    Baby is gorgeous. And smart! Sometimes, when trapping the really smart kitties, we’d have to use a pull trap … and a LOT of patience. Paws crossed!

  4. 15andmeowing on said:

    SHe is beautiful. I hope you can catch her.

  5. Oh my, Baby is gorgeous and we wish you luck! If the monsoon and cold ever stops the Dad will be trapping again. A few might come in, as did Simon and Seal at 8 months old.

  6. C’mon, Baby! Get in the trap!

  7. catladymac on said:

    Good luck getting Baby and her clowder. We love calicos but saying they can be feisty is an understatemt for sure !

  8. Turtle Lover on said:

    Prayers that you get Baby! Please write an update if you do 🙂

  9. Awww…. Good luck with Baby. We hope she stops being afraid and finds a sweet new home soon.

    Love and licks,

  10. Carole Schulman on said:

    You know, KFC is a great idea!

  11. Carole Schulman on said:

    Baby is truly beautiful. Her poor coat is so matted and full of hard clumps. If only she could be inside, shaved and start all over. XX

  12. We hope you can catch Baby. Of course the bully is a calico and small calicoes are the very worst. Chimera earned her nickname Wicked for a reason.

  13. Billie Cummings on said:

    Great photo of the heart tails. You caught just the perfect moment to take the picture. Clever to put the red heart in. Thanks for a great blog today.

  14. Paws crossed you guys can catch Baby! Figures a calico would be a bully (says my human whose heart cat was a VERY tough calico kitty). Down here, the TNR people use KFC for the hard cases. You might try that.

  15. we hope your mom can help that beautiful cat… all da good luck for Baby…

  16. chrisscatmeow on said:

    Baby is so gorgeous I hope mom L manages to trap her as she is to lovely to be wandering about. I volunteered at the cats protection but never got the chance to TNR I would have liked to be involved such a rewarding experience. Hugs and Purrs and paws crossed.x😻💖🐾

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