1. you need to have one trap per kitty you are trapping– it works best if you start at least 4 days prior to your clinic appointment. You must have an appointment FIRST. Do not trap and then contact us.
2. DAY 1 AND 2
Tie traps open - FEED IN TRAPS ONLY using soft food or tuna at the back of the trap, cover each one with a towel on top – it is very important you do this at the same time every day – dawn/dusk work best unless you have a set time the cats are already used to, keep that time & location the same if once exists, if not use a sheltered quiet spot away from activity. Do not leave food out all day, especially not overnight which only serves to feed the wildlife. Take up the food after an hour. Cats are smart - they'll figure out the schedule quickly.
3. DAY 3
Leave traps tied open and covered in the same spot but DO NOT FEED the entire day.
4. day 4
This time untie and set the traps following the instructions below – re-cover the traps and be on the watch. Place the opening of the trap where you can see it from a distance. Don’t keep going to the traps to check - especially the first couple of hours, its best to watch from afar with binoculars.
Trap setting Step # 1
Using one finger, push in near the top (AVOID all the
tension wires) only place the finger on front gate as shown
Step # 2
Pushing in on the front gate; use other hand and lift bothgates using the finger loop at the bottom of the front gate.
Step # 3
Holding both gates open with left hand; use one finger of right hand, reaching INSIDE the trap, place the trigger on the little gold roll bar. Note: some of our older traps do not have the roll bar-they will just catch on a gate wire. A good illustration from the top of the trap putting the trigger in place.
Step # 4
Place about 1/3 can of the smelliest (fishy flavors), yummiest wet cat food on the cardboard and place UNDER the trap at the rear. Cat must step on the trip plate to trip closing the door. Its Very important that the back be secured LOOP over
LOOP and latched with the snap closure.
5. once a cat has been trapped
remove it from the trapping site – keep it covered with a sheet or towel to keep them calm and move it to a garage or enclosed space without activity so they have very little stimulus – the exception to this is for mothers & kitten litters being trapped, whichever one you get 1st move the set traps so the back of the trap abuts the other cat and cover them together so the kitty seeks out its mom or kitten at the back of the trap – they are the best bait for each other.