Friday, December 02, 2005

Cat in trap

Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

I had an email from someone the other day who mentioned that the cat trap looked really horrible and she felt bad using it. It does look quite scary to people, but on the other hand, I've noticed cats are so curious about it - as they are about most other things.


Anonymous bc said...

It can look really terrible, but it serves a purpose and that's the most important thing.

My mother saved a sweet little girl from a cat trap some time back. And she continued to look out for and spring the trap whenever she saw it in the neighbourhood.

So, is there a way to differentiate the CWS traps? Then those of us who are aware will not poke our noses in the wrong place and jeopardise a legitmate cat-trapping routine. =P

2/12/05 1:56 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Actually it's hard to tell - though the old ones with the hooks are definitely not from us!

2/12/05 2:03 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

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2/12/05 2:05 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

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2/12/05 2:29 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

think user of the trap should make a cover like the altered poncho that Pauline made. Once the trap is covered, the cat calms down immediately.
Even if the cat has some trauma from banging about, it is usually superficial and self limiting. The price is worth paying for saving the cat's life with sterilization.
This is "got pain got gain".

2/12/05 2:30 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Good point - even newspapers will help.

2/12/05 2:35 PM  
Blogger vegancat said...

Last wednesday we were on the verge of getting a cat who was half way in when a man on bicycle came by and he kicked the trap, cat ran out and trap door closed.
We were too far to tell the man what we were doing. He thought he saved a cat. We tried to find a quiet corner but situation is never always ideal.
A remote controlled trap might be more effective, if there is one, as we always have to hope the pedal will work! Sometimes the trigger mechanism becomes rusty.

2/12/05 3:50 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Maybe the water bottle trick. There are also drop traps you can try - ACA has one on their website. You can build your own.

2/12/05 5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be a label on the traps for eg."property of cws" so that people wont get the wrong idea

4/12/05 2:16 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

We tried to do that - but it would have substantially driven the cost up. Some of the TNRM groups do their own.

4/12/05 3:02 PM  

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