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Charles works as a volunteer with the local Humane Society as they try to spay and neuter some feral cats.

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Charles works as a volunteer with the local Humane Society as they try to spay and neuter some feral cats.

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Anne Maurais
Anne Maurais

once the first cat is caught, woudn't the other cats get spooked and not go in?  how do identify those that are fixed?

S Miller
S Miller

@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.