then a cat ... and now ... there appears to be a second cat ... I've seen both since the weather was still warm hanging around .... but ....
The first cat (calico) is living under the front steps (possibly the porch if she can get all the way under there). She has been taking food since Sat. She doesn't come out if I'm outside, but the minute I go in and close the door... she's at the bowl. I think she could be pregnant (or has had kittens recently). If she sees me in the window she stares for a minute and then darts under the porch. Getting close to her is not going to be easy.
Now the black/grey siamese cat seems to be coming around. Do cats tell other cats when they find a sucker ? LOL.
I'm not real sure what to do. I don't want to end up with a colony out there but I need to try to do something to keep at least her warm. I couldn't sleep last night I was so sick thinking about her out there freezing.
Does anyone know if I stuff straw into the hole she's dug under the steps will she move it to where she sleeps (which I would think would be further back closer to the house?) Would I be better off constructing some kind of little house for her on the porch ? Cardboard ? Sterofom cooler ? Any other really cheap suggestions ? And how to get water to her without it freezing ?
Just so no one thinks I haven't tried this ... I've called SEVERAL rescues ... all are "full". Between over crowding and financial issues, no one is taking any kitties right now. I did find someone who would loan me a trap, but then what ? I can not even consider keeping her or even bringing her inside. I can't even TNR right now .... and taking her to the animal control here is a CERTAIN (and nasty) death sentence.
Edited by SydsMom, 05 February 2009 - 11:31 AM.