Apparently yesterday a small kitten climbed up
into the truck spare tire when Paul left work
and rode 30 miles home in it. It got away
from me when we removed it from the spare tire and since then has been crying but running away
from me. I've followed it around the woods
for hours last night and this morning
it was back, still crying pitifully on
top of the truck tire. I can't get it to
let me near enough to catch it. It just
now went under the trailer where it's crying,
so I left it some water and food but without
a cat trap I have no idea how I'm going to
catch this little thing. It can't be much
more than eight weeks old.
I've at this all morning since 3am.
Good grief! I thought the most pitiful sound
in the world was a puppy crying but this is
far,far worse. The poor thing sounds hysterical
with it's continous crying. It's so scared
and terrifed.
I'm going to check on cat traps today and
bring one home, hopefully.
I hope this has a happy ending.
Terri

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns;
he should be drawn and quoted.
- Fred Allen
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Good grief! I thought the most pitiful sound in the world was a puppy crying but this is far,far worse. The poor thing sounds hysterical with it's continous crying. It's so scared and terrifed.

aw! poor baby! scared cats can be awfully hard to catch, and when you do catch them, they can cause an impressive amount of damage. if you've got work gloves, wear them.
luring with super stinky food (mackerel and tuna are good) might help. we used to make a slurry of mackerel, egg, and milk for enticing reluctant cats. because it's sloppy, they can't grab and dash with it, so you're chances of nabbing them while they're eating are increased.
I'm going to check on cat traps today and bring one home, hopefully.

try hardware stores and, if they don't have any, the local shelter might have one they can loan or rent you.
I hope this has a happy ending.

me too. you rock for trying to help the little guy.

shelly
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Apparently yesterday a small kitten climbed up into the truck spare tire when Paul left work and rode 30 miles ... woods for hours last night and this morning it was back, still crying pitifully on top of the truck tire.

Suggested names for cat:
Michelin, Toyo, Kumho, Pirelli, Avon, Dunlop, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Bridgestone, Falken, Greenball, Nankang, Nitto, and the highly recommended: Hankook.
I can't get it to let me near enough to catch it. It just now went under the trailer where ... I'm going to check on cat traps today and bring one home, hopefully. I hope this has a happy ending.

Good Luck!
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Apparently yesterday a small kitten climbed up into the truck spare tire when Paul left work and rode 30 miles ... going to check on cat traps today and bring one home, hopefully. I hope this has a happy ending. Terri[/nq]Little Kittens will usually respond very well to a cat lure. This is stick with bright coloured wool or some shiny threads attached. You jiggle it around close to the ground or in the kittens view. They will find it very hard to resist the urge to play with it. You can make one yourself or get one from a pet shop. Patience is the key, just keep leaving a bit of food and water as well as offering the chance to play with the lure and over time it will get close enough to grab.

You didn't say if it has gone for the food but at eight weeks old it's likely to be already weaned so feed it a sloppy mix of finely minced (almost pastey) raw meat and water or kitten formula in a shallow bowl. The way to tell is it's weaned is to smear a little food on it's face just below the nose if it tries to lick it off it's weaned. Don't feed it milk. Kitten formula is best. Keep it warm usually a blanket in a carboard box will do.

Good Luck.
Rosemary
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Little Kittens will usually respond very well to a cat lure.

This is how I coaxed my formerly feral cat to come out from under the bed. She just couldn't resist the thing.
Terri, it's so good of you to help the little kitten. Good luck and let us know what happens.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Rosalie the calico
On 9 Jun 2005 09:11:24 GMT, dogsnus (Email Removed) spewed forth
Good grief! I thought the most pitiful sound in the world was a puppy crying but this is far,far worse. The poor thing sounds hysterical with it's continous crying.

Never in my life have I heard such a horrible horrible sound as that made by a cold and hungry newborn kitten.
Two years ago I was taking entries to a nearby county's fair. As I stood on line i heard the most horrible caterwauling (no pun intended), which I figured was probably a juvenile bird being given the big shove, or one which had already been put out of the nest and was complaining about same.
The closer I got to the front of the line the louder the noise became. Finally I reached the check-in table and found a 5-day old kitten with umbilical stump in a box lid on the table. The gal checking in entries found it in the trash that morning (along with its 5 dead littermates) and was trying to farm it out to someone.

Another woman said she'd take it home, but she wouldn't be able to get anything for it to eat for several hours. I scribbled my info on a piece of paper, threw my entries at the gal behind the table and ran with that kitten for the nearest feed store. It sucked down 10cc of milk replacer and passed out, then spent the 45-minute drive home nestled into my bra with a full belly. It finally peed after four MORE 5cc syringes of formula.
I happened to be a demonstrator at the same fair. I had to bring the kitten along so I could keep it warm and fed. With permission from the fair chairperson I hung a sign outside my booth reading:

"I've got ONE of your kittens. Too bad our culture doesn't adhere to the theory of "an eye for an eye", or I'd toss you into the trash with five dead people and let you die from dehydration." One guy read that sign, turned beet red and wasn't seen again in my building for the rest of the fair.
The kitten in question is nearly two years old now and hasn't stopped growing yet. He weighed 14# at his last checkup and he's just a long tall thing with nary a bit of fat on him. Name? Mouse.

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Good grief! I thought the most pitiful sound in the world was a puppy crying but this is far,far worse. The poor thing sounds hysterical

Let me guess: This is your first cat.
It gets easier in time. Though only marginally so.

Bob
Kanyak's Doghouse
http://www.kanyak.com
luring with super stinky food (mackerel and tuna are good)

Okay,got the trap, loaded it and GOOD GOD cat food stinks! Put water for him in there too.
(Harley cat always ate dried food.)
Anyway, opened up the truck hood where he was hiding and crying, then he RAN away all the over to the woods again where the neighbors saw me and came out to help. Fell into holes under the leaves, fell into dead falls full of ants and rotten wood,found many many sharp viney sticker things that ripped my bare legs to shreds and we all chased him towards the house as we battled mosquitoes the size of birds.
Many times.
So, after we all got tired of him slipping past right back into the deadfall, I took the cage over there and we all watched him follow us then stop just
shy of us actually being able to touch him. Watched him walk IN the cage, put one paw on the pressure
plate then watched him walk back out.
I came home to feed the dogs and I'm going to go
over later on to see if I got him.
Oh,and it wants to rain, is incredibly humid,
about a zillion degrees and my hair is so
sweaty wet it looks like I just got out of the shower. It occured to me that here, I could end up face
to face with a copperhead or water mocc.
I R stupid. I have sandals on.
THIS IS WHY I HAVE DOGS!
Updates as they come. Oh yeah, I should probably
go eat something for dinner too.
Oh shite. It just thundered and is getting ready to pour Louisiana style.
Later...
I got him to follow me all the way allmost
home, meowing all the time as he didn't want me
to leave hime and then,
the neighbor's husband came over to help with
a net, missed and now he's back in the deadwood
pile again.
TBC...
Terri

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns;
he should be drawn and quoted.
- Fred Allen
4ax.com:
Suggested names for cat: Michelin, Toyo, Kumho, Pirelli, Avon, Dunlop, Sumitomo, Yokohama, Bridgestone, Falken, Greenball, Nankang, Nitto, and the highly recommended: Hankook.

Oh no you don't! I have enough on my hands with these dogs without adding a cat to the mix.
Good Luck! (But please do not allow this to change your email address)

That's not gonna happen as long as we've multiple
dogs here.
Terri

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns;
he should be drawn and quoted.
- Fred Allen
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