scared or feverish feral.

by James Bowman
(Lynchburg Va USA)

Recently caught a feral i"ve been feeding for a few months n got her spayed. She was pregnant when brought her in. After picking her up to drop her back n the woods she wouldnt leave carrier n still stays in it at home. Could this be just being scared or could she have developed a fever from surgery or rabies vac? Thank u.

RESPONSE:

You didn't say how many days it has been since her surgery. After being spayed, its not unusual for a cat to feel under the weather during recovery. It sounds to me like she's still not feeling well and knows she won't be able to defend herself in the wild.

I suggest you feed her for a few weeks but try to keep her in a separate area so she doesn't bond with you...unless you are willing to give her a home permanently.

It was great that you helped her by getting her spayed. TNR ( trap, neuter, return) is a popular and successful way of trying to control the feral cat population. More info at this link:

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Sep 28, 2015
Cat carrier idea, thank you.
by: James Bowman

Thank you, will try that. May finally get her off my back lol.

Sep 28, 2015
Mom's Kitty Carrier
by: Anonymous

Hi John, I use a metal crate to keep kitty in when she/he is convalesing. It's actually a small 19-26 lb crate for a dog, but it works well for cats too. I even take my cats to the vet in it. It's roomier, and has the tray that slides out for ease of cleaning. To transfer cat, simply put one carrier in front of the other...with food in the one you want kitty to go in, or a treat...each time I've done this, cat walks right into the other crate/carrier, and presto! Mom can have her carrier back. You can buy them at walmart, petsmart, Petco. Good luck!

Sep 28, 2015
Thanks Annonymous
by: James Bowman

With the 4 days at the vets and time with me, its been 2 weeks now. The main complaining im getting is that shes in my moms carrier and she wants it back lol.I figured like you said, since it was not only a spay but also the fact she was pregnant at the time that it would take longer. Thanks for your reply.

Sep 28, 2015
scared feral
by: Anonymous

My reading shows spaying is a major surgery, and the female should be confined for up to a month at least! I rescued a feral female, she has never WANTED to leave my home since being spayed and brought inside. She loves her inside home! Food and comfort guaranteed every day! Most importantly. Safety. Love. Best of luck with sweet kitty. She will also need a vet check to be sure all went well. Thank your kind heart for helping this kitty.

Sep 27, 2015
Thanks for your response.
by: James Bowman

Got her fixed on Sept 16th and had her there for 4 days. Here has almost been a week. I do sit and talk with her and she allows me to pet her on occasion. Appreciate the response.

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