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Old 06-10-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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OT-kitties under my porch!
I have a bit of a problem. I have a whole family (5 kittens, 1 mom) who decided to be born under my back porch 6 weeks ago. The area they are in is totally inaccessable unless we rip out the floor, which might cause the floor to collapse because of the beams holding it up. So, we decided to wait for momma kitty to bring out the little ones so we could grab them. Except today all but 1 came out. There is a little gray one just sitting in there (we can see w/ a flashlight thru the hole they come and go from). Mom won't go back in and get him, and he's not coming out. What do we do????
Anyway... here are some cute pics to aid in the need for help because of the obscene cuteness...

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Old 06-10-2007, 05:17 PM   #2
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They are cute!!
I would think the gray one wil come out on his own, eventually he will get hungry and need to eat. Can you try to lure him out with a can of tuna or something similar? I know anytime I open a can of tuna all my cats come running trying to get a taste of the yummy goodness.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
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Darling! I am currently bottlefeeding a kitten brought home by dh this past week. The guys at work (softies) each took one as the litter was in an old wreck car they were going to cut up to recycle the metal
They coaxed them out with pizza:rollseyes:

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Old 06-10-2007, 07:03 PM   #4
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I kitties! If the kitten doesn't come out on its own, try contacting a local ASPCA or rescue group for assistance. I've had similar things happen. Most of the time the little ones come out with bribery such as food, but I've heard of some who won't budge. Keep us posted!
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My 20 year old cat Hobbes was from a litter of kittens that took up under the mobile home I was living in at the time! But the momma was a house cat that was dumped with the litter, the kittens were not so friendly at the time, imagine 3 or 4 kittens with fuzzy hissy faces! I had to catch Hobbes by covering her up with a big towel and then I had to win her over. Now she is my senior citizen cat who is my shadow...

Good luck catching that little guy...and more pictures!
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Oh my gosh, they're darling! Will you keep any of them?
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is there a humane society or animal control in your area? if the tuna doesn't work, and you are worried it might not survive, I'd call them. I bet they are all cute!
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Thank you everyone for the advice, i will keep you posted. Unfortunately we have called about 4 animal resuce and humane society groups but because there is such a big stray cat problem here, no one wants to help us. We are worried that the one stuck under the porch is not getting any food, and thus isn't strong enough to jump out the hole with the others. I hate to drop food in there and encourage more wild animals to go after it. I really am a bit torn up about the whole situation... I just want to corall them all and get them somewhere safe and not worry, but the one stuck has left us hanging. I tried to get momma kitty to go back in, but she won't. (she's very docile and lets me pick her up and licks me, I think she was a house cat that got pregnant and got dumped by her owners) Hubby doesn't quite understand, but I am very worried about all of them and can't seem to stop worrying until they are gone... but I want to keep them all... but we have 2 cats that are already very hard to keep up with maitenancewise so it wouldn't be fair to bring in another. So, no, we aren't keeping any though I want all 5. Is this how Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome starts?
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Definitely how crazy cat lady syndrome begins. LOL I hope the little one comes out safely soon. Let us know so we don't worry, okay??? samm
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:51 PM   #10
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I'm sorry the rescue groups won't help. If I lived closer, I'd come over & help. (I've rescued many kitties over the last 7 years.)

Would you be able to fit a humane trap under there? Some of them are kinda big, but since kitty is so little, you *might* be able to use one designed to trap squirrels. You can see if one of the rescue groups would be willing to loan you one, or you can see if your local Home Depot, etc. has them.

And good luck! I hope the little one decides to come out soon!
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