Published Article on Fear Free Pets
I’m thrilled and really proud that my first article is posted on Fear Free Pets!
I chose a topic that I don’t see covered too often–managing community cats, in this case trapping cats.
Cats rarely just walk into traps–recognizing and addressing their fears, stress and anxiety is the only way it happens. I’m constantly explaining it to people and planning my trapping, or guiding/assisting others accordingly.
Learning cat behavior from lost cats to socializing feral kittens and recentering traumatized cats has truly helped me perfect not just successful trapping of cats, but with as little stress and anxiety for the cats as possible, and many happy returns, wherever they end up–and helped me understand my own cats day to day, since that’s where most of them have come from over the years.
Here is the link to this article, “Can Trapping Cats Be Fear Free? Find Out Here,” on the Fear Free Pets website: https://fearfreepets.com/can-trapping-cats-be-fear-free/
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One thought on “Published Article on Fear Free Pets”
Congratulations on the wonderful article. Those ideas are sure good ones, trapping can be pretty stressful.