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    I’ve been feeding two outside cats for more than a month now in an attempt to scoop them up and get them to a shelter or vet, and I’ve failed spectacularly thus far.

    I need advice.

    Cat number one, whom we’ve dubbed 47 since he’s our little moocher, has what appears to be a broken or seriously injured front paw. He sleeps most nights on our porch furniture, and I feed him around 7:00 every morning.

    I built up a relationship with him to the point where I was able about three weeks ago to reach out and gently give his head a scratch. He didn’t move away.

    I continued bonding with him over the next several days and one day decided to pick him up and put him in our cat carrier. This didn’t end well, and I wound up with a bleeding hand and a scared cat.

    Surprisingly, though, he returned the next morning, and we renewed our friendship, though for several days he was wary of me. Finally, after about 10 days, he allowed me to pet him again. A few days after this, I tried picking him up and putting him in the carrier. I was so close, but again he wriggled away and again I was left bleeding and empty-handed.

    So, this is where we stand. He sleeps on our porch, I feed him, and I’m not going to make a third attempt at snatching him up because I don’t want to scare him anymore. (Also, I’m not crazy about the bleeding, either). His paw is no worse, but this cat needs help.

    Cat number two we’ve dubbed Baby because he looks like a baby with a very round face and round eyes. In short, he may be the cutest cat I’ve ever seen. Baby, though, is skittish and runs away even when he sees us looking at him from inside our house.

    They both need homes, and if I could catch 47, we’d probably keep him because he seems to have a great temperament, and I don’t think anybody would pick him out from a shelter because he’s just a regular brownish/gray tabby. But he’s become my buddy, and I think he’d get along with our housecat, who looks at the goings-on on our back porch but never gets upset at the sight of other cats.

    Baby, though, I think, has a much better chance at getting adopted because he is adorable and calico-patterned.

    Anyway, advice, please, on how best to catch these cats so that they can have better, longer, healthier lives.

    Thanks!

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:17:10 PM PST

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