Friday, April 20, 2012

Hi, I'm Tom. I was loaded with testosterone and looking for love - and found Trudi. I'm 8 years old and am much better now that SF SPCA fixed me up - literally. I'm neutered, got some Revolution for my lice and fleas, vaccinated, my abscess on my ear  and my right eye cleaned-up. Look-out ladies, I'm back; although not in quite the same capacity.

Note from Trudi - this Casanova was returned to the bay trail this a.m. Unfortunately, no new cats trapped today at this location.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

10+ years trapping and I'm still learning and reminded that each cat and trapping location is unique. I have lined traps with newspaper, old place mats and towels for years to encourage cats to walk their sweet little paws into a trap.

  • For the 1st time, I had a cat escape a trap because of a towel in a trap that she was able to yank hard enough to open the trap door and escape.
  • The cats where I'm trapping now prefer nothing on the trap floor. Since I've gone 'down to the wire' mesh, I'm trapping cats faster. Go figure?!
Four cats traps so far this week. Woohoo!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

I love cat food!

These guys come when I call "Here kitty, kitty." They're total cat food chow 'hounds' - I mean ducks ;-) (Trapping can be pretty serious so I appreciate comic relief where I can find it!)

I trapped another young cat this a.m. in SSF along the Bay Trail. So far no small kittens, but I still have quite a few 4-6 month old cats left to TNR. With all the rain we've been having, I can no longer hold-off trapping until it's clear. Oh well, the cats don't seem to mind! I'm using an old bath rug to put on top of the trap to keep the kitties dry after they've been trapped.