Hi Courtney, if you can, snap a picture and post it on the "Lost and Found Pets of Vermont" Facebook page. There could be a child or family that is missing their pet, and by reuniting them you are solving two problems! Also you could try calling Treat's office at 362-2620, or Second Chance Animal Center. Printing a few flyers and posting at places like Discount Beverage, Kilburns, or other places with a lot of foot traffic wouldn't hurt either. Could be a poor lost kitty, and your birds will thank you!!
From: Courtney Appleyard <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 10:02 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] ghost town/cat
It is a real ghost town for me here in Manchester today (has been becoming
progressively so) after weeks of amazing action at my feeders. Anyone else
I am wondering how much of this may be due to a cat that's been around our
property for mos. now. Not sure who it belongs to - its surprising anyone would
have an outdoor cat on our road, and have asked all neighbors I know, and the
cat doesn't belong to them. Looks VERY healthy and doesn't appear feral
behaviorally. Thinking about putting a sign up at the end of the road. I am
happy for the rodent control, but saw it trotting off with a bird in its mouth
yesterday, and that's not going to "fly" (so to speak!) around here.
Has anyone else had a problem like this with a mystery cat, and if so, how did
you deal with it?
Courtney in Manchester