Stray cats in Spokane seem to sense where to go to for handouts, shelter and eventually new homes. Countless cat lovers have taken in just one more cat; the feline that has chosen them.
If you decide to take in a neighborhood stray, you will need a cat carrier, cat food, bowls, toys, a litter box and a scratching post.
First of all, make sure he/she doesn’t belong to anyone. Look for identifying tags, check the paper, call shelters and look for flyers posted up in our neighborhood.
Next purchase a cat carrier. Situate the carrier outside, where the stray cat can sniff and check out the carrier.
Build a bonding trust with the cat by supplying shelter, food and water. The wisest way to get a cat to not be frightened of a pet carrier is to present food and water to the stray inside the carrier with the door wide open. This allows the stray time to become familiar with the carrier and your scent. This may take many repetitions to institute trust.
Once this is accomplished, shut the door to the carrier, with the cat inside and take him/her to the veterinarian.
Have the vet make a thorough examination of the cat to determine the cat's state of health and process all required shots. This would also be a good time for a spaying or neutering.
Microchip and license the cat. Purchase a collar and tag with your new feline’s name on it as well. Take plenty of pictures and send them to your friends..
You have yourself a cat!