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Well, for the past couple of months there has been a stray cat living in my shed. He isn't mean, skittish, but he wont run away at first its just if you get too close. I know he lives here because every morning I see him in the shed and sometimes he leaves little dead rodents in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> He seems healthy but he is a bit older. I am going to start feeding him because I figure it might limit the dead rats and mice ending up in my shed. I have nick named him General Muffins and I'm thinking if he sees me leaving out food he might realize I'm friend not foe. What do you guys think about this predicament? I am not going to get animal control to catch him or anything, he is older and I really don't want him to be in a shelter and if he is unadoptable I'm afraid they might put him to sleep. I wish I could catch him and take him to a vet, I'm just assuming its a him and if it is a her I wouldn't want her to end up having kittens in my shed :O. Eh, this thread might just be pointless but I just figured it would be nice to know, lol.
 

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This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. If he/she eats the food, you might try gradually moving the food closer to your house.
 

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I agree i think putting out food and clean water would be a good start maybe a blanket too, one that smells like you so he gets used to your scent. When you see him get down low so you aren't intimidating and speak the name you wish to call him, softly so he gets used to it.<br>
And don't call animal control they will just euthenize an older cat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br>
Edit: unless you suspect he is rabid but if he is hunting and running from you then I dont think he is
 

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Okay I will try that out, and I'm pretty sure hes not rabid, he behaves like a normal cat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I suspect you have an intelligent cat who knows the kind of person you are. Trust me, I know about stray animals. Oh, when Sallyomally first found Atticus, someone wrote about what would attract a new cat, and it's <a href="http://" target="_blank">Gerber Chicken Baby Food.</a> You may want to try that. Good luck.
 
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