Sammie’s Tail Part 9
Continuing with our story. We went to home depot to buy a have a heart cage. They are good for the cats and help them be calm. Once the cat is in the trap, you cover it as soon as you can to calm them. So when you trap it is a good idea to do it when you can keep a eye on it so the cat is not there too long stressing out. The have a heart cage we used had only one side to open. Some of them have 2 sides which is good to give you 2 options for the vet when taking the cat out for the first time.
I took this responsibility very seriously.
It is important to trap and feed cats during day light time so you don’t get raccoons I the trap or eating the cat’s food.
The idea was to put in smelly tuna and trap her in there, cover the trap in a blanket and then take her to get her shots and neuter for free at the town. Check with your town or vets in your area. Some charge, but not much, there are discounts for rescuing cats at some of these places.
So we went to home depot and picked out the cage and took it home. We still had a long wait for our appointment. We were instructed to trap her the day before, keep her in the cage all night, yikes. And then take her the next day to the town for her appointment. Mine was schedule for 7 a.m. Then you go and pick her up and release her back out to where they came from and live.
During this time we had time to research more about cats. It was going to get colder also, so we planned to get the igloo house ready. Decisions to make. Use straw at first as blankets and towels don’t dry if they get wet. We were reviewing heated pads and ways to electronically head the house during the winter. It was now September and closer to my appointment date. More research and decisions.
We had finally coaxed Sammie into the backyard with her little igloo house and food set up.
Meanwhile, trying to get to know Sammie while we wait for her appointment.