Herding cats a short distance
January 29, 2012 8:24 AM Subscribe
Please help me move two outside cats a distance of half a block.
posted by toodleydoodley to pets & animals (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Hi all! I have two intractably outdoor cats
(have tried to convert them but no luck). We successfully moved them from a 5-acre installation about 100 miles north of here to a 1/2 acre residence here. Now, due to our landlord's wanting to sell our house, we have to move, and fast. We found another place up the block, also on close to 1/2 acre.
The difference is that the place we live now has a screen porch, which is where we confined the cats on our last move, until they tore their way out of it. The new place has no porch at all, and we can't confine them indoors because they hate hate hate being inside except to eat.
What is the best way to acclimate them to our new place so they won't go back to the old place? Have you done this before? How did you do it? Were special food or treats involved?
Thanks for your help!