Categories: feral cats

TNR step #1 success: Rare photo of two cats trapped together in a single humane trap

I’ll keep this article short because I mainly wanted to show off this photo of two cats trapped together for TNR. Trapping is step #1 in a successful TNR venture.

photo credit Vince Sands

Vince Sands is pretty good at TNR, as the photo proves. Vince says he’s part of a group caring for a small colony. The cats were trapped using mackerel within 45 minutes. They’re not feral and probably dump-offs.

The trap was immediately covered and only uncovered long enough for a victory photo. Because each cat trapped is a victory because each trapped cat means one left who can reproduce.

There’s a good chance they can be socialized and hopefully find forever homes. There are two more cats left to trap at the colony.

One word of caution. If there are known small kittens in the area one could be injured when the trap snaps shut. There are smaller traps that are better suited or a drop trap would be preferable.

Still, great job Vince! Two more cats will soon be out of the kitten-making business and hopefully off the streets entirely. I love the expression in the photo. It’s like the cats are saying ‘what did we get ourselves into this time.’

If anyone else has trapped more than one cat in a humane trap, please feel free to share a photo in the comment section.


Please comment here using either Facebook or WordPress (when available).
Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

Recent Posts

Legislation to end private big cat ownership in America passed in the House of Representatives

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Big Cat Public Safety Act is federal draft legislation which "prohibits…

3 hours ago

Tragedy in Lexington County, SC: 72-year-old feral colony caregiver killed during dispute over cats

A Lexington County, South Carolina feral colony caregiver was shot to death Thursday evening by…

10 hours ago

Veterinarian performs “humane declaw” against adoption contract

The Instagram post tells you what is happening. This is a "doctor", a veterinarian, who…

14 hours ago

16 facts about the Somali cat

Here are 16 facts about the one of the most attractive of all the purebred…

17 hours ago

Birdfeeder placement to help avoid attack by cats

I can think of two instances (but there are many more) of exposing, through good…

22 hours ago

My neighbour’s cat asks to be let in all the time, so is he neglected?

It is not uncommon for neighbourhood cats to want to visit neighbour's homes. You won't…

1 day ago