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Retrieving cat who has returned to previous home

Discussion in 'Cat Rescue and Adoption' started by AdrianPaul, Apr 9, 2020.


  1. AdrianPaul

    AdrianPaul PetForums Newbie

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    How do I retrieve my cat who has returned to our previous home? It's about two miles away. They went back there after seven weeks after moving to our new home... 177110615998073.jpg 10153131776923315.jpg
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Go and get it?
     
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    AdrianPaul PetForums Newbie

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    How? They are a nervous cat and run away from people, even myself, in this scenario, and they don't like being picked up or carried.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Would the new people in the old house leave a door open so he goes in and can then be cornered and caught?

    Or a rescue might lend a cage to put food in to trap it?
     
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    Yes, but he is a Houdini when it comes to cat flaps and, whilst he enters the old conservatory, he immediately goes out again as soon as he has eaten or sees anyone;

    I also tried a cage, with both food and water in it, but I would've had to be there to close and lock the door to it and he is a very nervous cat. I can't even get him to come up to me.

    At the moment, I am just relieved he isn't totally lost, dead or injured.

    I have just asked old neighbours not to feed him, as I am pretty sure that is what is stopping him returning home (it's only two miles away.)
     
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