Help! I’m Becoming the Cat Lady!

Apparently the word is out that my little corner of Northwest Pasadena is the safe haven for feral cats. They’ve built a little home in our backyard. The Scout confessed to giving them milk. Then he went out of town, whereupon I became the Cat Lady.

Yes, I fed the feral momma. What has come over me? The Scout says the feral cats keep the rat population down. I’m fine with the two other cats who hang around the neighborhood already. I’m not pleased with the newcomers. These cats are not pets, and I doubt there are enough rats to go around.

Feral momma hisses at me. It makes me laugh every time. Okay, I’m reaching for the phone to call the Humane Society now. There’s a one-week wait list for traps.

Did I mention that I’m allergic to cats?

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7 Responses to “Help! I’m Becoming the Cat Lady!”

  1. Rattling the Kettle Says:

    You can buy a trap for about $50 online (google “live trap for cats” or something similar). It will arrive in less than a week, and will cost you less than renting from the Humane Society for a week.

    You have no one to blame but yourself.

  2. Ann Erdman Says:

    Pasadena Humane Society has some friendly advice at http://www.phsspca.org/SNiP/feral_cats.htm

  3. Cafe Observer Says:

    K, I don’t know where this line originiated but I read on some blog somewhere that, “Dogs have masters, but Cats have staff.”

    Congratulations on being an obedient staffperson.

  4. AP Says:

    Feral cats inhabit District 4 too!

    🙂

  5. Miss Havisham Says:

    The Scout is guilty as charged. Milk! Why that is utterly intolerable. Take him away.

  6. Pasadena Adjacent Says:

    I hope that your able to trap the kittens so they have a chance at being socialized. Some feral cats do come around over time and some never do. My current guest I had nipped, and he now allows me to pet him and pick him up (he’s always allowed me to feed him).

  7. Theresa Says:

    Fix Nation has a much shorter waitlist for traps and appointments. It’s a great organization. http://www.fixnation.org/

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