Nov 14, 2020 04:39PM - edited Nov 14, 2020 04:41PM by Fairchild
Hey, ladies! I haven't been here for a while, but I need some advice! Last spring a skinny little black cat showed up around my house. It turns out that she had 2 perfectly black kittens under my deck (I think). I started feeding them (because I LOVE black cats), and although they like the kitten food I put out for them all, they won't let me get anywhere close to them.
Well, now it's finally getting pretty cool in Tennessee, and I'm worrying about them being without shelter. The thing is that they could belong to some neighbors-- People tend to let their cats roam around here. I don't think anyone owns them, but I don't know for sure. Anyway, is there a type of shelter I should buy for them? Do you know what features I should look for?
It's apparently a family of 2 black offspring (now grown and indistinguishable), a black mama cat, and a larger black daddy-cat who comes around sometimes, too. The offspring and mama look exactly alike, so I can't tell them apart. Unfortunately, none of them will let me get within even 15 feet of them!
I know I should catch them and have them neutered, but how? I do have a trap somewhere in the attic, but what do I do if I can't get it fixed within a day??? I have GREAT respect for the damage an angry cat can do! Also, I worry a bit about inadvertently carrying any diseases they may have to my own inside cats, Piper (tuxedo) and Dobby (black). Dobby has pretty serious kidney disease, so his vet has held his vaccinations this year, and I don't know how vulnerable he is.