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Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea

Posted By: jilly

Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 10/09/11 10:08 PM

I am not going to raise any more kittens. This grey tabby stray now lets me pet her, and i can tell by her ulva that she is close to birthing.

I need to get on top of this before there are more kittens here. I am not a shelter. Yet no shelters are taking in cats around here without killing them. All i can think of is to keep making phone calls and see what people tell me to do. This has got to stop.

ideas?
Posted By: Kathy A

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/11/12 07:25 PM

We have this problem at the college where I work. Cats in the basement. We have caught them and some have been spayed or nuetered. Others were so wild they were taken out to the ranch, my family's ranch, where they can live out their lives since they are wild they help keep the mouse population down and during the winter months they are also given cat food.
Not a perfect solution, but that's what we do. smile
Posted By: illusive Fantasy

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/11/12 09:28 PM

how do they get in the basement...id put some good whats called lobster wire up over any windows that lead to the basement if thats the problem would help at least to stop some of it and block off areas where they get in ...ewwwwwwww i dont envy you this problem.
Posted By: Kathy A

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/11/12 10:00 PM

No idea how they get in there. It is a problem and there is a very small group of us staffers and faculty who try and save the cats...otherwise I think the college wants to poison them. I don't know, they may still be doing that. Nice huh?

So we catch them in live cage/traps and I take the really wild ones to the ranch and the others go to a local vet who spays/neuters them for free for us and we try to find them homes. Those are unual cases though. Most are very wild and it being Wyoming, people just assume we should put them down right away.

then we also have wild bird feeders in protected areas which everyone loves as we have lots of windows to watch them.
Posted By: illusive Fantasy

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/12/12 02:27 AM

here is a clue...spread flower on ground around the perimeter...when you can lol...and then you will notice tracks..or some other loose powdery stuff...
Posted By: jilly

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/12/12 05:53 AM

Kathy, I like how you are doing the catch, spay and release. It's fantastic you have a program to fund this. I wish I had those resources here!

I would not mind feeding the ferals in the winter, as you are, as long as they are not constantly breeding.
Posted By: Kathy A

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/12/12 07:15 PM

Probably the mainenance guys knows where they are gettting in. I think they have tried to block it. We have only had 1 kitty this year down there. Tiny baby one that our biology prof took home. If you can get them young they can tame down ok, not like one that was born with us humans, but I had a half wild cat for 15 years. He would only let me hold him.
smile
Posted By: jilly

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/14/12 04:42 AM

Just for an update, I brought that cat in to a no-kill shelter, and it turned out to be a boy cat. So, not pregnant. But likely very worm-ridden to make the stomach so distended.

he was a nice cat so i hope they cured him and let him be adopted. I am afraid to call and find out though.
Posted By: Kathy A

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/14/12 06:49 PM

Well, if it's a no kill shelter they should take care of him 'till they find a home for him.

We did the same thing but in reverse. Thought we were getting a female, named her Daisy. One day while "she" was walking around I saw something....hmmmm, what are those?

Not a girl at all. Couldn't believe I never checked, just took the shelter's word for it. Well, we kept the name just changed it to Dazy.

He lived a long life, got kind of fat and was my daughter's baby 'till he died 10 years ago. Sad sad day.

Good old Dazy.... No claws but he could intimidate any dog out there just by his attitude. Yet he was such a calm boy he let the kids dress him up and do just about anything to him. Never knew a calmer cat since.
Posted By: jilly

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 01/15/12 03:36 AM

Dazy sounds like a nice pet. smile

The no kill shelter i refer to is only sort of no kill. They don't kill any "adoptable" animal. One they consider sick they might put down. frown
Posted By: Lisa Shea

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 02/02/12 01:41 PM

Maybe there is a way to help promote the pets at the shelter, so you can do your part to help them find homes for their pets. And at that point you know you've done your share to help the situation, and it is up to others to do their part. There is only so much each of us can do.
Posted By: jilly

Re: Another pregnant stray cat in yard - need new idea - 02/03/12 12:45 AM

I do sometimes promote the adoptable pets on my campverde facebook page. I do what I can. smile
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