Just a quick note - we took our first trapped cat to the local pound today!
We purchased a cat trap a few months ago. We seem to have relatively large numbers of stray cats in our area, and wanting to keep the local wildlife happy (not eaten) we set up the trap.
Our bait was only some cat food, which had been out for about a week - so the poor thing must have been pretty desperate to want to eat it. hehe
She was a long haired moggy/tabby cat who didn't have a collar, microchip and wasn't spayed. She had matted fur and obviously not loved. It was sad to see, but I'm just happy she ate the cat food rather than another poor little bird last night.
She's safe and warm tonight, at least.. and hopefully will find a responsible owner in the near future. Unfortunately, this won't serve as a warning to other cats in the area, but we'll set the trap out again and be ready for the next one.