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Old 01-28-2019, 07:16 PM #11
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I put the carrier on one end, and kind of shove my cat into it. He does not enjoy it, but it works.

I hope you can take Cleo to the vet to get her shots and officially adopt her.
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I would suggest putting an EXTREMELY smelly and tasty snack in there and letting her go in herself.

Given that you can't afford to take her yet, you have time to practice! Get some kind of yummy cat friendly treat, and let her go in. Don't shut the door the first few times she goes in.

If that fails, yeah towel, even better if you can borrow welding gloves. I've had the most luck picking cats up and holding one hand under their chest and holding their back feet with my other hand. The hardest part is that they will splay all their legs out when they figure out what you're doing, so you have to be preemptive and get the legs in, then sneak em in real quick...
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I think the smelly and tasty thing is the best option for both, you and the kitty.
I would play with the kitty just before offering the trip to the vet, so he or she had practiced hunting, feeding and then (s)he will feel the need to rest and be calmed.
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Lark, I like the idea of feeding her in the carrier for awhile while you save up to take her to the vet. I have to separate my cats at meal time. I resorted to putting Miette in a carrier to eat. Se now associates the carrier with food. If I leave the door open she just walks right in.
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Could you call the vet and ask them if they had payment options? Otherwise go to an animal shelter and see if they could help out for a cheaper price?
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Update: This is Cleo. She came running out looking for me when I got home. There is no filter in this photo, she simply couldn't sit still and this one turned out the best.

I'm transitioning into another job, and once I get situated financially I'll be ready to take her to the vet.

Isn't she precious!?

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Yes, she is savagely precious!
Did you get to take her to the vet?
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Love her face!
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What a sweet heart. Good luck with the new job.
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