Monday, March 07, 2016
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.