There is a wildish animal in my bathroom
July 1, 2012 9:44 PM Subscribe
Help! I did something dumb and now there is a feral cat loose in my bathroom.
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I attempted my first trap-spay-return with a feral mama cat who took up residence with her kitten on my back deck. Trapped mama cat Friday night in a humane trap, took her in to get spayed Saturday morning, all went well and I picked her up late Saturday afternoon. When I picked her up was the first time anyone told me she would have to stay in my house for 3(!) days. I set her up in the bathroom, still in the trap, with a blanket over it and newspapers and old towels inside. The person at the humane society said I could feed her by putting food in a cat carrier and opening it to the open trap door.
So, good news, mama is feeling better. Bad news, she figured out how to get out of the tunnel and is now sitting on the edge of my bathtub. I am afraid she is too wily to be lured back into the carrier or trap with food. In light of the following, what do I do?
*I have a cat who I want to keep away from feral mama cat because I do not know what all cooties she has.
*Mama cat is a day and a half post-spay. I do not want to hurt her by putting a big towel over her and tossing her out too soon.
*I had wanted to humanely trap the kitten and bring him inside to take to the vet and possibly adopt. I think this is unlikely if I let her out.
*Kind of it is freaking me out to have her loose in there. I'm afraid she'll dart out if I open the door.
*Humane society does not open until after I have to go to work.