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Is it possible to trap a stray cat more then once? I had him

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is it possible to trap a stray cat more then once? I had him in a humane trap and when I tried to get him in a create he got away.
He comes to me to eat but is very afraid. I feel sick! Its getting cold
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Hi. This is Dr. Hill. Yes it is very possible to catch the same cat again. Obviously he is hungry, so just put in an extra stinky can of cat food and you will likely get him again. Please ask any follow up questions. You can continue posting on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating my response. Take care.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
He is so afraid he will not even eat now, I'm sick with worry. It's my fault because he was trapped once, I feel I will never get him again
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

I would put the trap away for now and then just feed him again and work on building trust again.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

I forgot to ask. Does it look like he is sick or injured?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No, he is very healthy looking. Beautiful coat, eyes are clear.
I'm so stressed about him
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

Let me know when you get him. He is lucky to have you looking out for him

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No,
I'm at work. I feel it is a lost cause. I feel so bad about all of this
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I pray I can get him, I feel that it isn't going to work.
I feel so bad
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 months ago.

I'm sorry that this is weighing on you so much. You can only do so much for kitties that are outdoors. If you look at the friends of feral felines site, they show how to set up an outdoor space for strays that will help keep them safe. I will try to post a link for you.