Found a family of cats at a service station next to busy highway
January 5, 2013 6:01 AM Subscribe
Found a family of cats (4 kittens, 2 adults) at a gas station next to a busy freeway... What is best thing to do?
posted by anawesomeguy to Pets & Animals (15 answers total)
So I just pulled over at a gas station (it's 12:50am) to send a text message, magically I saw a kitten appear out of the bushes! There are a bunch of bushes, and from what I can Count there seem to be two slightly adult cats, and about 4 kittens probably about 16 weeks old at a rough guess.
There is a plastic container, that they have gone to a few times, so i assume it has or had food in it. Now, these bushes they are in are probably about 10 metres (if not less) from a really busy freeway. In fact, I see dead animals (rabbits, foxes, kangaroos, cats) on it every day.
Should i try to lure these cats to me and into my car, then take them home and take them to the animal shelter on Monday? I think I should because surely it can't be safe for them there... But I would hate to take them, and miss one and leave a poor kitten on its own there, as I don't actually know how many there are. And not sure if maybe they were recently abandoned here... or maybe the cat gave birth there, and theyve been there for a while? And if i take them to an animal shelter, chances are they will end up getting put down anyway.
Should I just leave them and drive off? Or is the best thing to do to catch them?