Help for Cats

 
How do I trap feral cats for TNR?

First find out if the cat has been trapped before and gone through a TNR program. To do this check the cat for an ear tip. An ear tip should be located on the left ear. It should look like a centimetre has been removed from the ear making a straight line. Look at the pictures below to get an idea of what this looks like on a cat:

If the cat appears to not be ear tipped or you are not sure the next step is to get a humane cat trap. We recommend using Tomhawk's live cat traps (click here to buy). You can also rent traps from us for FREE! with NO deposit! To find out more call us at 844-336-2287. 

Once you have a trap you need to set it up to catch the cat. First though, make sure to ALWAYS have  an appointment for the cat before trapping. You should never trap a cat if you have no where to take it. We suggest trapping the day before your appointment or the morning of.  Follow the steps below once you are ready to set out your trap:

1.

Gather your supplies

You will need:

  • a trap

  • a trap cover (a sheet, blanket or towel)

  • newspaper

  • bait (smelly foods like tuna, mackerel or sardines work great)

  • a spoon

2.

Become familiar with the trap

3.

Practice setting the trap

Remember this helpful saying Push-Pull-Set 

Push 

door in and grab back door

Pull 

both doors up and hold

doors to top of trap

Set 

by holding doors to top of

trap and pushing hook

forward setting doors on top of

gold piece

4.

Get the trap ready for a cat

Metro Denver CAT is a project of the Denver Animal Foundation, and contributions to DAF for the benefit of Metro Denver CAT are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

EIN: 84-1369482

Metro Denver CAT es un proyecto de Denver Animal Foundation, y contribuciones a DAF al beneficio de Metro Denver CAT son deducibles de impuestos en la medida permitida por la ley.

EIN: 84-1369482

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