Help! Cat stuck in duct!
September 26, 2009 10:27 PM Subscribe
My friend's cat is stuck in her apartment's A/C duct system. What should she do?
posted by holympus to Pets & Animals (29 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
She picked him up from a shelter today, and within a few minutes of getting home, he jumped into the A/C system and has not come out. It has been 8 hours.
She contacted the shelter, and the shelter put out an email to lots of cat people. Everyone has advised her to open some food near the duct, which she has done, and wait.
My feeling is that she should do more to recover the cat now. If she's going to have to tear up the floor or other parts of the apartment to retrieve a dead cat, why not do it now and have a good shot of getting it back alive?
She does not know the layout of the duct system. She heard the cat as recently as a few hours ago. People have advised her to wait up to three days for him to come out of his own volition.