Officer TJ Markowsky of the La Vista Police Department tweeted Wednesday night around 11:30 pm that a fellow officer came across a cat stuck in a tree in Central Park. Officer Markowsky propped a shield against the tree while another officer used the red dot sight from a taser to lure the cat onto the makeshift "bridge."
If you’ve ever had a cat escape and run away from home, you . Aside from and talking to neighbors, there are a few tricks to lure your cat back home. For example, try putting their litter box outside.
If you can’t or don’t want to wait, then before you lure the cat in, take out of the space everything the cat could hide behind or under. Leave only a single large board (approx 5 ft. long, 3 ft. wide) leaning against one wall, creating a triangular space. Place a set trap on the floor at one end of the board and block off the open space right above the trap with a sheet. When the cat enters the room and is frightened, he’ll run behind the board, sometimes straight into the trap. If he doesn’t go right in, gently poke a broomstick into the non-trap opening of the board to encourage him to move forward. If it doesn’t work, withdraw, let the cat calm down, then try again later.
PetMD backs this up, adding that a path of soiled litter can help lure the cat back home, as it’s a comfortable and familiar smell. We’d be remiss not to remind pet owners that it’s important to chip your pets, too. For more tips on how to find a lost cat, head to the post at the link below.