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Feral Cat Traps


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Feral cat traps are a necessary element in controlling rural and urban cat populations.  A variety of trap sizes and styles are available, all with the intent of capturing and removing unwanted felines.  

In order to successfully remove feral cat populations, there are a few things you should know about trapping:

1.      Don’t abandon traps.  You must be committed to watching and supervising the traps to make sure the animals are safe and the trapping works.  If you cannot commit to watching, don’t even set the traps. Hire someone who will do it right.

2.      Kittens or newcomers might be the easiest to catch, but you need to get the mom cat and all her family at once.  Again, if you are not sure how to do this or do not know the population well, get help from someone who does.

3.      When you do trap a feral cat it can become frightened and violent. Be prepared with appropriate protective gear for yourself and the animal.  You do not want the animal to injure itself or you in a panicked bid for freedom.

4.      If you do not capture an entire colony in a single trap, you need to be prepared with additional traps and set them quickly.  As the colony becomes aware of trap danger, they will become more and more difficult to trap.  These animals are canny and learn quickly that the strange box with food in it is too good to be true.  If they hear cries of distress from other animals or see a trapped companion you will not easily lure them in in the future.

Feral cat traps are an important tool for managing wild cat populations and protecting property.  If you have additional questions or would like help with your trapping needs, feel free to contact Allstate Animal Control for assistance.

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