How to deal with a feral cat?

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  1. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    So there is a young cat that distressed and crying on the 4th floor of our parking garage... I heard it meowing when I was out on the balcony a couple hours ago and tried to coax it out. Brought it some chicken, a water dish, etc.

    I'm not even a cat guy, but the poor thing is obv young and scared and while it is not trapped up in this garage, it hasn't figured out how to go back down to join the rest of its feral herd.

    I'm thinking it will get smart and figure it's own way out, hopefully, with that belly full of chicken and water I provided.

    Then again, can't train it to make itself comfortable up there, because that's a loser for everyone.

    So what the fuck is up with cats?
     
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    Congratulations. You now own a cat.
     
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    Exactly. It now associates that location with food and water
     
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    Do it and the world a favor and pack a burger w/ rat poison and leave it out for the disease infested thing.
     
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    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    Listen, you arm chair zoologist rubes... there is a difference between giving a frightened animal sustenance to let it go back down the levels of the garage and find it's own way vs trying to capture and train it to come back up here.

    I thought I made that point earlier.

    I felt bad for it, and helped it accordingly.

    I should be lauded as a hero.

    I'm also allergic to cats.
     
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    It's a cute little kitten with a black mask... looked like the hamburglar
     
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    Zorro cat
     
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    Capture it and take it to the Humane Society
     
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    Call your local ASPCA and have them come out with a live trap. They'll neuter/spay it and cut it loose.
     
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    Do you have Beth's number?
     
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    Thing was as skittish as one of your tinder dates

    Playing the long game here
     
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    Are we calling black people "cats" now?
     
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    Oh it's a kitten? Congrats on your new cat.
     
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    If so, just take the hip hop off the jukebox and they'll leave on their own.
     
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    Trying to help, your words hurt, they go right in. :nojj:
     
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    We live along a hike/bike trail where there is a huge problem with these feral cats... this little one just found it's way up in to the parking garage.

    It will find it's way out. I was just trying to help it on it's way back down to the park, etc.
     
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    I stick with "jive turkey" but cat could work too
     
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    is it blind?
     
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    congrats on your new blind cat.