My trip to the APL
|I went down to the Animal Protective League office down in Tremont. It seemed unlikely that Kerrey would have ended up there, but I thought it was still worthwhile to ride and down and look, just in case.|
I looked at their book of Found Animals -- apparently, if an animal is found, some folks will keep it at home to take care of it, and submit a picture for the book. She wasn't there.
I added to the book of Lost Animals a copy of the sign I made of Kerrey.
I then went through several rooms of cats and kittens, looking for my Kerrey Cat.
Lots of beautiful cats and kittens, sad faces, yearning faces, the kind that say "Take Me Home!"
Kittens get adopted so much more easily. Fully grown cats have a tougher time. But there were so many seemingly wonderful adult cats... but no Kerrey.
One of the workers suggested that it was possible that she was around my home, just that she had not presented herself for whatever reason. She suggested I borrow from them a cat trap. Essentially, it is a cage with a pressure plate in it that connects to a swinging door. It is about the size of a large cat carrier. The idea is to put food deep in the back of it. The cat smells it, enters the cage to get to the food, steps on the plate, and the door closes. I had to sign off on an agreement that I would not leave it set and unattended, that I would not try to catch wildlife in it, etc.
That would be just my luck, to catch a skunk with it. More likely I will catch Rufus, the local stray that neighbor Pam feeds and takes to the vet. I am not looking to catch Rufus.
But this weekend, I'll give it a try. I'll set it up, and check on it every 15 minutes or so.