Monday, March 07, 2016

CAPTURED!!



The cat has been captured!

On Saturday night, we ALMOST got her.  She walked into the trap, the tabby right behind her, but somehow, the trap did not trigger.  From this pic, it almost looks like she was leaning over the trigger plate, but it's hard to tell.  When the woman went back to check the trap it had not triggered, so she removed the door for the night.  I checked the trap on Sunday morning and the whole setup was all kittywampus, with the trigger plate flipped over in the wrong direction, so I set everything back up correctly in preparation for another try.


Late Sunday afternoon, the woman went back and activated the trap.  Approximately TWO MINUTES after she left, this happened:



And THIS time, the door dropped down.  The trap worked!  The cat was CAPTURED!!!

The woman brought her up to my house:



Where she briefly explored the foster room:


And then promptly hid behind a bookcase.  *sigh*

But!  She is safe!  She is inside!  She has a nice, quiet place to have her kittens and raise them, and she will be spayed, so her cycle of raising kittens underneath Walmart has come to an end.  Her kittens will be raised with human companionship, so they will not be feral like their mama and they will be able to be adopted into loving homes.  Once the kittens are old enough to be adopted, if she has decided that she still wants to be feral, she has a guaranteed spot at a place where she can be feral and still be sheltered and monitored.

Little calico, safe at last.


9 comments:

James P. said...

What will you name her?

Random Felines said...

good job. mom has trapped before and says there is a definite sense of satisfaction from seeing a cat in there you have been trying to get.

Becs said...

Yay!!!

TheQueen said...

This gives me great satisfaction.

James P. said...

Let us all know if/when the kitty starts to warm up to you........(I still suggest high-pitched baby talk.)

spiffikins said...

woohoo!

rockygrace said...

Ginny, the woman who was feeding her was calling her Kitty Mama, so I guess Kitty Mama it is. (insert massive eyeroll here. Ha.) (although as someone who has cats named Ponyboy, Sodapop and Tinks, I realize that I have NO ROOM TO TALK when it comes to cat names.)

Sunday night, she hid behind the bookcase all night long. Last night, she tried to escape all night long. She managed to take down every single curtain (and curtain rod) in the room, and attempted to dig her way to China in the closet. Judging by the THUDS I heard coming from the foster room all night long when she was evidently trying to launch herself out the (closed) windows, I'm surprised she didn't SHAKE the kittens out of her. Suffice it to say, she's NOT AMUSED at this turn of events, and NOBODY got any damn sleep last night. *yawn* She hasn't eaten anything yet, which is worrisome, but hopefully she will soon. It's been a while since I've fostered a feral, so I'd forgotten how darn STUBBORN they can be. She should mellow once the kittens get here, so let's all hope that mama pops soon!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

best news I've heard all day!

rockygrace said...

Tails, right now we're playing the "Pregnant or Faking It?" guessing game. Ha.