How To Catch a Stray Cat Using Household Items

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How To Catch a Stray Cat Using Household Items

Do you have a cat in your neighborhood or yard that appears to be a stray or is too fearful to actually approach? Here’s a method that will likely work every time… Attach a string to a stick and use the stick to prop up a laundry basket. Place a plate underneath the basket that contains something a cat would like to eat. Tuna works great since it has an odor that carries for long distances. The string should be long enough that it can extend to somewhere where you’ll be watching in secrecy out of view of the skittish cat. The cat will approach your setup cautiously. It will be attracted to the tuna and will likely begin eating. Allow the cat time to become comfortable eating the tuna. After a minute or so it will feel safe and let it’s guard down. This is the time where you can pull the string and the basket will come down over the cat, trapping it inside. Once the cat is trapped inside the basket, it’s important to quickly run to the basket and put something heavy on it so that a frantic cat that’s bouncing around won’t escape or knock over the light laundry basket and run away. A large book such as a dictionary works well. You’ll get one shot at this. If the cat escapes it will likely avoid a similar trap in the future. The success rate for this kind of capture is very high. Also, it’s a lot of fun! The cat is completely unharmed and once it’s under the laundry basket you can call animal control to have the cat humanely removed.