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What's the easiest way to catch a stray kitten?

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OK. So there is this sute little stray outside that has a hurt little paw. I want to catch it and take it to the vet to have it fixed up, but how? I mean, how do you catch a kitten? I tried to tell it I wouldn't hurt it, but I guess it doesn't speak english. :confused: Any advice would be appreciated.
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1) Bowl of cat food and a net.
2) Piece of fish and a net.
3) Cage w/ cat food or fish in it.
4) Call animal control and have them pick it up

Seriously, I have no clue but it is a nice thing you are trying to do for the cat.
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post #3 of 42
[quote]I tried to tell it I wouldn't hurt it, but I guess it doesn't speak english.<hr></blockquote>

Since it's a pussy... try French.

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post #4 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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Since it's a pussy... try French.
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Oh damn, that was good! I actually LOL'd.
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post #5 of 42
Curiosity killed the cat. Use this to your advantage. (NOT the killing of the car part!)First, just sit down in plane sight of the cat, let it get used to you. Keep it's attention by moving your fingers slowly by the ground. When it is comfortable with you around, use string. Most cats live string. Toss it out to the side, not at the cat, and twitch it a little. This will take some time, but the cat should focus on the end of the string. Finally, pull the string slowly towards you, and have food ready.

Or you could just stone the kitten with a lifetime supply of Kitty-Weed (Catnip). <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />

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1) Braunschweiger is better than cat food.
2) Pick up the cat by it's built-in handle. The scruff on the back of the neck. (No, not the tail. I'm not that mean.)

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[quote]Originally posted by Stroszek:
<strong>OK. So there is this sute little stray outside that has a hurt little paw. I want to catch it and take it to the vet to have it fixed up, but how? I mean, how do you catch a kitten? I tried to tell it I wouldn't hurt it, but I guess it doesn't speak english. :confused: Any advice would be appreciated.</strong><hr></blockquote>
What you are trying to do is really nice, but don't underestimate the implications of your act. If the problem is just minor, then the veto will be able to cure it immediatly , but if it broken , the treatment will be long and someone have to care on him. `but if you want to adopt the lovely kitten why not ?

[ 07-09-2002: Message edited by: powerdoc ]</p>
post #7 of 42
We caught a stray/feral cat, and kept it. Just use a large towel to actually catch it ... and food to gain its trust...you'll also want a kennel if you want to take it places...

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post #8 of 42
I'd have used a gun <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #9 of 42
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<img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> Jamie, i think I'm going to have to take you off of my AI 3 Member Meet Up list for that
post #10 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by Stroszek:
<strong> <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> Jamie, i think I'm going to have to take you off of my AI 3 Member Meet Up list for that </strong><hr></blockquote>

Stroszek, are you a Werner Herzog fan?
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post #11 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
<strong>I'd have used a gun <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Jamie you are horrible :eek:

Let's introduce Powercat, the avengers of the poor oppressed little kitten cats Miaow !
post #12 of 42
[quote]Let's introduce Powercat, the avengers of the poor oppressed little kitten cats Miaow !<hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

For now, PowerCatfish will have to do.


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post #13 of 42
Two words. Superglue, and Cargo Net. The combination can be most delightful!
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post #14 of 42
Stun it with a rock, then duct tape it to make sure it doesn't get away again.
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post #15 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan Brisby:
<strong>Two words. Superglue, and Cargo Net.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Superglue 1
Cargo 2
Net 3

J :cool:
post #16 of 42
there was a stray outside of my house 2 weeks ago, and since I wanted a cat I simply opened the door. It worked and now I own a 12 week old kitten.
post #17 of 42
i read about adopting kittens a few years back, when my sister wanted one. I remember reading that, while cute, hurt kittens are often very expensive. It's not like you have insurance on it. So, if you do catch it, make sure you got a bankroll.
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

For now, PowerCatfish will have to do.


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Jamie beware of this texan catfish, he like to bite the bottom of silly people shooting on cats
post #19 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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Jamie beware of this texan catfish, he like to bite the bottom of silly people shooting on cats </strong><hr></blockquote>

<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Ok powerdoc, I'll look out when I'm taking a bath later.

And guys, I was only joking! I've never shot at a pussy <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

J :cool:

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post #20 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by Jamie:
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<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Ok powerdoc, I'll look out when I'm taking a bath later.

And guys, I was only joking! I've never shot at a pussy <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

J :cool:

[ 07-09-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</strong><hr></blockquote>
HAPPY to ear that Jamie, but it's too late the catfish is on the way. From what i know he have a dinner with a monster in Loch ness tomorrow, just before his special mission.Perhaps Groverat can do something in order to stop him
post #21 of 42
I'm afraid the catfish has broken off contact to avoid detection by the Homosexual Scottish Defense Forces, we can only hope that we don't have a Dr. Strangelove situation on our hands.
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post #22 of 42
Feral cats can be quite vicious even when they appear to be cute. Be careful, you are better off going to the pound.
post #23 of 42
I've shot a pussy before... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
post #24 of 42
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[quote]Originally posted by gobble gobble:
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Stroszek, are you a Werner Herzog fan?</strong><hr></blockquote>
I don't know who that is, so i guess not?

edit: sorry, i'm with you now. You would think that I would have learned by now not to post before I take a shower and eat breakfast.

[ 07-09-2002: Message edited by: Stroszek ]</p>
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[quote]Originally posted by Stroszek:
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I don't know who that is, so i guess not?

edit: sorry, i'm with you now. You would think that I would have learned by now not to post before I take a shower and eat breakfast.

[ 07-09-2002: Message edited by: Stroszek ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Okay - so you've seen the movie then. I assumed that's where you took your handle from. Or it could just be your name.
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post #26 of 42
Why didn´t anyone email me that some genuin RST was going on here <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> You know I like to be informed about these things

And BTW Jamie: As a moderator you should restrain yourself from making comments like the first one you made here. It just isn´t appropriate, a lot of people could actually have shots hundred of cats before you made your second post and besides you stole away my comment.
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post #27 of 42
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post #28 of 42
That is only for transportation or if you have too many cats and want to keep one for later. You can´t catch one with a jar
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post #30 of 42
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[quote]Originally posted by gobble gobble:
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Okay - so you've seen the movie then. I assumed that's where you took your handle from. Or it could just be your name.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's a wonderful film, I love the way the word sounds, and it's fun to listen to people try to say it if they don't already know how to pronounce it. (I've had my cupcake breakfast now, so I'm ok )

Oh, and Anders, if anyone here is doing something just because Jamie told them too, they've got problems and are probably already killing poor defenseless creatures. Um... No offense, Jamie.

[ 07-09-2002: Message edited by: Stroszek ]</p>
post #31 of 42
[quote]Originally posted by Stroszek:
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Oh, and Anders, if anyone here is doing something just because Jamie told them too, they've got problems and are probably already killing poor defenseless creatures. Um... No offense, Jamie.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

None taken
post #32 of 42
Thats a nice thing that your trying to do for the kitten. As for some of you who replied this thread: you wreak of pubescent immaturity, especially you groverat, you little piece of shit, your joke doesn't even make sense you shit head. "Since its a pussy... try French," you're a dumb ass, don't bother typing any more bullshit. You drew a connection between making out and eating pussy; that just makes you look like a worthless looser.... you suck. As to those who thought the joke was funny, and to those who use those gay little smile icons....fuck you.
post #33 of 42
I like you. I think we're going to be great friends.
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post #34 of 42
Great buddies.

What possesses someone to resurrect a ~7 year old thread? Sever retardation? Years of skull fucking? Drinking dish washer liquid?
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I like that someone who chooses for his sig "Criticalthoughtfortherealworld" makes his inaugural post a spittle inflected rant at a seven year old remark.

I like it so much I may have to marry it. Or make it my sig. Or shoot a cat.
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post #36 of 42
get advice from a local vet, they may have a live trap system
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post #37 of 42
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get advice from a local vet, they may have a live trap system

Psssst........ I think Stroszek may have left the building. And the building was razed. And they put up condos.
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Psssst........ I think Stroszek may have left the building. And the building was razed. And they put up condos.

i did this for legacy issues.
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i did this for legacy issues.

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Thats a nice thing that your trying to do for the kitten. As for some of you who replied this thread: you wreak of pubescent immaturity, especially you groverat, you little piece of shit, your joke doesn't even make sense you shit head. "Since its a pussy... try French," you're a dumb ass, don't bother typing any more bullshit. You drew a connection between making out and eating pussy; that just makes you look like a worthless looser.... you suck. As to those who thought the joke was funny, and to those who use those gay little smile icons....fuck you.

I think I should point out that you dug up a six year old thread just to say that to someone that made a sick joke six years ago. Let this be a lesson, check the posting date before registering to reply to some random thread on a random site.

The part where you complain about someone else's childish remarks while making a string of your own childish and profane remarks is priceless hypocrisy.
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