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Still Trying to trap Stray Kitty!

Bonnie & Freddy
Bonnie & Freddy
This is one smart kitty.  Last night I watched her put her paw into the trap and knock the food out of the trap.  I really want to bring her in before it gets really cold again.  Keep your fingers crossed !

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I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 05, 2013 at 12:20 AM
Hi, Gwen! What kind of trap are you using that kitty was able to access the food without engaging the trap? Please take some pictures... I'll share for you in hopes it's someone's kitty. What does she look like? Wow, you've actually gotten close enough to see it's a girl??? In that case, maybe it would be quicker and best for kitty if you earned her trust and led her into your home... or began petting her and just scooped her up??? Please let me know if I can help! Lori
Gwenn Silverman December 05, 2013 at 09:03 AM
I think she is feral. I watch her from my window. She runs if I even come outside. We have a few ferals here and I would like to get her fixed if I can't socialize her. I really don't think she belongs to anyone. There are so many cats on the street and only a few have homes. She would never stay in place to take her photo!
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 05, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Take pictures while watch from the window... you're too funny! : ) I'll start sharing and try to help find her a home in advance, because it may take awhile. Once she is socialized, hopefully she'll have a mommy or daddy. Highly recommended to keep her segregated from your babies until she's tested! Lori
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 13, 2013 at 01:19 PM
As per Gwenn's message posted on A Business Update, Announcing I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC, passed A Background Check, PLEASE NOTE: THIS CAT WAS RELEASED DESPITE BEING FIV + AND HAVING OTHER DISEASE. "Gwenn Silverman December 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM Laurie just to be clear...I am working with a TNR person and you don't keep ferals inside. You also don't let a cat out in a strange colony. She lives here at the Harbour. She was not someones Kitty. I will provide food for her and a couple of others that I am going to trap on Sat. Night. She also is FIV positive and has the other common disease cats can get. She looked very happy when I let her go. Me friend said there are friendly cats loose on the streets of Phila. Find them homes and don't waste time trying to socialize a feral" IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE GUIDANCE IN SAVING A CAT IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMEND CONTACTING ALLEY CAT ALLIES http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=984 OR CALLING THEM AT 1 (240) 482-1980 If you wish to speak to an expert whom is local, contact Randall's Rescue or Lynn'a Animal Rescue for professional and accurate advice. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE HELPING CATS… NOT JEOPARDIZING THEIR HEALTH AND WELFARE, NOR THEIR ABILITY TO BE ADOPTED BY A TRUE ANIMAL RESCUE!!!!
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 13, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Hi, Pundit! Thanks for asking that questions… many reasons: To begin with, this particular cat TESTED POSITIVE FOR CONTAGIOUS DISEASE and some other disease not specified. Cats who test positive for disease should be segregated in a home, foster, or receive care with other cats who truly tested positive for the same disease… they are never to be placed back on the street to die alone and risk other animal’s lives. This situation was mishandled right from the start, and it's disturbing, because it will continue. A pet sitter is advertising she's doing rescue and will provide information on TNR for everyone without having the expertise on TNR; that's why TNR fails, and many community cats and colonies are killed! Rescue is certainly not defined by taking an animal off the street for a couple days only to put it back on the street. The first thing that should be done when an animal is found is every effort should be made to find its owner, and it should be taken to the vet or a rescue to be scanned for a microchip. One should not assume a cat is feral immediately, and that's how it was handled. Stress, scared cats are not going to curl up on your lap… but they also will not display certain behaviors that feral cats do; there’s a distinct difference… this cat did not display feral behavior. Do you have pets? How would you feel if someone found your pet and just decided to take it upon themselves to advertise your pet for business and marketing purposes… rather than trying to find you, its owner!!! I find animals all the time, and, repeatedly, people contact me with found animals… there is protocol I follow to get that baby home, especially, being a pet care professional… and once they are exhausted, then I find the animal a home… and I haven't failed yet, or released an animal to the street. This poor cat, who I actually had the opportunity to spend some time with… the ear was not tipped, and it appeared to be very healthy, clean, and it’s body in perfect condition, which would indicate the cat hasn't been outside very long. So why not put it back on the street you ask… aside from the risk of spread of disease? For the cat's sake, it should NEVER be released to the street; ask why would anyone trap a kitty in the first place? Spay/neuter/vaccinate help protect it, release to a colony if it's part of one, or to an outdoor home only as a last resort. Simply because a cat is on the street does not mean it is feral. Most are lost, abandoned, stray, left behind because humans move, have a child, the kitty grows larger and is no longer the cutesy little fur ball… or it's born on the street due to irresponsible humans not spaying and neutering… but each of those cats are all in desperate need of a home and family to provide them with love. And once they are trapped, with the appropriate intervention, most importantly, PATIENCE AND TIME, not a few days, many do not need to be released! And those that must continue living outdoors, they do so safely, monitored, in homes outdoors where shelter and medical care are provided, in which they may safely live out their lives. The more inappropriate interaction with a human, the more stress you place on the cat, what do you think the outcome will be? The cat’s certainly not going to run into the arms of the next individual… that cat will die a slow death or a fatal death on the street where cars are zooming by, dogs have been killed there, kids have been hit… it's not a quiet residence. It's a back road throughway to the Tacony Bridge… and cars going speeding through! So I say again… Cats who test positive for disease should be segregated in home, foster, or care with other cats who truly tested positive for the same disease… they are never to be placed back on the street to die alone and risk other animal’s lives. But what is quite disheartening, is a PET SITTER SAYING NOT TO WASTE TIME SAVING A KITTY’S LIFE… !!! Lori

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