Originally Posted by EastNashChick
3 days into trapping and no issues. I think the cat was our culprit. On release hubby said it had scratches all over it's eyes and face. Could have been from our rooster. We tried the jam and marshmellow trick and came up empty handed on 3 nights. Talked to some neighbors and the neighbor behind us moved out and left their cat and it's been digging in trashcans and stalking small dogs. It did look pretty hungry. I wished Id known sooner, could have left some food for it and maybe could've prevented this.
Just to put it out there- there are several very low cost (to no cost) non-profit, funded spay and neuter programs in middle TN that will spay and neuter cats and dogs for ridiculously low prices. The Middle Tennessee Spay/Neuter Clinic in Shelbyville is one of them. Depending on the situation and the area the cat was found in (because they have grants for free surgeries for residents of some counties, or people in some financial brackets) they will spay/neuter cats for $0-40. As a veterinarian and a cat lover, it totally breaks my heart to hear of abandoned or stray animals causing problems and being killed, hurt, starved, etc. and it's a HUGE problem here. What do we do with all these problem pets when the shelters are full? We (meaning me, everyone in this group, and all other good hearted, responsible humans) urge everyone to spay and neuter to eliminate or at least reduce the problem. I'm not pointing a finger at East Nash Chick or anyone on here. I just want people to know that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US can help the pet nuisance problem by spaying/neutering ALL of our farm and house cats and dogs, and urging everyone we know to do the same.....letting people know that there are places like the Middle TN Spay/Neuter Clinic that have funds to help this very problem! And I agree with East Nash Chick- feeding the abandoned cat would have been a good thing to do. I can't imagine moving and leaving a pet behind to fend for itself. I like to think that people that do these kinds of things get a just reward in the end.