April 2007 Issue

How to Catch Your Cat

Be prepared in case your cat makes a run for it. Even a brief out-door excursion can turn into a nightmare, so here are some tips.

Diane Levesque of Rochester, New Hampshire, adopted a kitten that had been born in the wild. One day her kitten got loose outside, and Levesque was frantic. "I could see her near the garage, but I couldn’t catch her," she recalls. She set a trap with food to lure her cat, but it didn’t work. Finally, she called her veterinarian to see how she could get her cat back inside. It turned out that Levesque’s cat, like many other felines, didn’t want to step on the trap’s metal floor.

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