The Incredible Dr. Pol: Junkyard Cats
Charles works as a volunteer with the local Humane Society as they try to spay and neuter some feral cats.
once the first cat is caught, woudn't the other cats get spooked and not go in? how do identify those that are fixed?
@Anne Maurais Hi Annie, normally if you use attractive bait you can catch them easily especially if you don't feed for a couple meals. Most TNR programs use the accepted practice of ear-tipping where you remove the uppermost 1/4 inch of the left ear. This way you can identify them at a distance or if in a trap. If already altered, you just open the trap and let the go and reset for another cat. To catch some that were dumped on my property I wired the traps open and placed the food inside the traps. After about 1-2 weeks of doing this, going into the traps was not a big deal and all three traps were full in less than 10 minutes. I had to set traps on additional days to catch the last remaining cat.