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  1. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Quick question: we went under and found it's bed. Of insulation. Should we just place it under the deck? It's damp down there. Or if we bring it inside, will it feel more comfortable being in the house? Obviously temporarily. Feel so bad taking away it's dry home 😭 but it's for the best, of course.
  2. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    We tried tuna the first time with a blanket and then the second time we called the shelter's trapper and put tuna, salmon, and regular food in and at that point it had been more than 24 hours since he had eaten because the trapper was late. He wouldn't budge. Wouldn't even take the trail of food...
  3. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Thank you @tarasgirl06 ! Those are great suggestions, a great catio, and some very cute cats. Kitty has been TNR'd before so all he needs is an update on his vaccinations and a checkup. I have been in touch with our local shelter, and the vet is open again. I've been watching Jackson Galaxy and...
  4. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Thank you so much for the advice. I will talk to my fiance about it. In the meantime, I will look into another shelter for the new cat. In your opinion, do you think I should close the door to under my house? I am very new to cats in general and really don't know how to interpret them yet and...
  5. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Yes, we feed him daily. He would come twice a day for food but recently has been coming for food and to hang out. We have a deck. Would that work for a catio? Will this help us get him inside?
  6. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Here's pic for yesterday 😍
  7. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Recently something seems to have changed because he's been coming 4-5 times a day and coming into the house to check around. Yesterday he came to lay on a blanket I put out for him for a while, which was new. He won't let me pet him yet, but I have been able to get closer to him than before. He...
  8. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Preferably make our semi-feral/long time stray a strictly indoor cat. So if I put food out away from where I feed our kitty, that should help? We have a cat shelter as well that the cat naps in in the morning but I think our cat sleeps under the house. We found out the last workman to come...
  9. Psyche

    Featured New feral scaring away the cat we intend to adopt. Help?

    Hello! My fiance and I have been attempting to adopt the cat that has been coming to us since late October. Our cat is always alone. Recently we have been seeing another black cat hanging around, never at the same time as our kitty. I have a feeling this cat is scaring ours away, as we woke up...
  10. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Kitty came back. Actually not long after I posted. Even came back inside which shocked me. We went ahead and tried to trap today but kitty wouldn't go in all the way. Must remember the last time. I guess it's back to start again. Feeling more confident, I guess it will just take more time. Thank...
  11. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    So we were planning on trapping tomorrow but kitty came into the house and we thought we might try to just close the door behind it. That didn't work and we scared the poor thing. Worried now it won't come to us tomorrow for food let alone in the trap. We aren't even sure if it will go fully...
  12. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Thank you @fionasmom and @FeebysOwner for all your help. Just called tbe neighbor and set it up. She'll do mornings since she is elderly and wakes up early and I will have evenings and we will go grom there. Seriously wouldn't be able to do this without all of your help ❤
  13. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Very soon being like the next day or two? Sorry if that's a dumb question, I just don't have very much experience with cats
  14. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    I had had this feeling something was off, so my fiance and I made flyers and put them in our neighbors mailboxes explaining the cat was being cared for fed and to please not feed it. Got a call from my next door neighbor. Turns out she was feeding the cat three times a day 😳. We figured it out...
  15. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Exactly yes. Have the trap wired open and was hoping to put it out a day or two ago.
  16. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Me *facepalm* It happened a few times that I was too close to the open door for the cat and scared it. The other time was the awning I had down for the rain but I rolled that back up. So I've been trying to put the food out last night and today with the door closed but so far kitty has been...
  17. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Update: I have the trap ready with cardboard and a blanket. But I have succeeded in spooking the cat three days in a row and am embarrassingly upset over it. Keep worrying Kitty will decide to move someplace else. I haven't put the trap out as I wanted to get back into the same level of trust we...
  18. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Yesterday was the first time in a while Kitty Cat let us be outside with it! In the morning by fiance sat far away while it ate. I was cleaning the carrier I got later in the day and decided to play some harp music because I heard cats like it. And I left some food out. I wasn't sure the cat was...
  19. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    I am going to get the humane trap tomorrow. The carrier I got has a somewhat fiddly closure. Do I cover the trap with a blanket during the whole process or just when the cat is finally in the trap to calm it?
  20. Psyche

    Need help! Trying to determine if the feral/semi-feral cat under my patio could/should be a house cat?

    Thank you so much for your response. Do you have a preference for carrier over trap? I’ll get a carrier anyway for vet visits but I can get a trap as well if they tend to work better for the initial setup
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