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Audra Rose
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Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
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Posted - Apr 12 2021 :  6:14:55 PM  Show Profile
We have a stray cat around our house. We have been feeding him/her and would like to have him as a permanent garage cat to keep mice down. Does anyone have hints on how to gain his trust so we can get him to the vet?

Vanessa
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Apr 14 2021 :  1:43:12 PM  Show Profile
Vanessa, I donít have any hints for you, but I wanted to say good luck. I hope it works out and he becomes a great cat for you guys. Our neighbors have a couple and they really do help out.

Krista
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Apr 15 2021 :  03:02:24 AM  Show Profile
If your feeding the cat, he may stick around. We had one stray tom cat end up staying with us. But for quite a few years he would come and go. You could pet him though. I have another one now, that is wild. He comes and stays for a while and then heads out, and comes back. Sometimes I can see him, talk to him and he will sit there, but most of the time he runs and hides. I don't know if you can use a live trap and catch a cat? I know you would not have a happy cat though. Just feeding him might be enough to make him hang around. If he was a tame cat, time might be your answer. Good luck.

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Michele
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

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Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
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Posted - Apr 15 2021 :  2:59:24 PM  Show Profile

He seems to be comfortable on the porch, and isn't hunting the birds. Some sites say to keep them in a kennel for a month to get used to the place and getting "3 hots and a cot."

Vanessa
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Apr 16 2021 :  01:59:59 AM  Show Profile
He is not too wild then. Time and food might work. good luck

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Michele
FGOTM June2019

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