Freddy is one stubborn but scared cat. And Tonya Payne has no idea how to help him.
Payne is a Colorado landlord that has been trying to clean up after her renter left the house when he moved out. Payne is not only dealing with stained carpets that are now ruined and large holes in the walls, but she is also trying to get Freddy the cat out from the wall.
The previous tenant, Freddy’s owner, told a neighbor that he couldn’t keep the cat anymore and said that he wasn’t taking the cat with him. The neighbor went inside of the vacant house and saw Freddy standing in the living room, and then he took off.
The neighbor said that Freddy went into a hole that leads into the inner workings of an old tub. The four-year-old cat has not been seen since. The neighbor said that the cat is frightened and doesn’t want to come out. She said that Freddy has always been a little jumpy.
Freddy has been hiding inside the wall for more than a week, and Payne has run out of ideas of how to get him out.
She put a piece of dried cod on an end of a stick to lure him out. That failed. She tried catnip, noise and anything else that she could think of. That also failed.
She placed a piece of clear plexiglass over the hole that Freddy went through to get inside of the wall. At night, this cat leaves his hole at when no one else is around to eat, drink and take care of business in the litter box. Payne placed the plexiglass in such a way with hinges that the makeshift door would allow Freddy to walk out of the hole, but not back in. But that failed and Freddy was still able to get back into his hole.
Payne has even contacted an animal communicator.
Since Freddy is in the guts of an old tub, a bigger hole cannot be simply cut to retrieve the cat.
This landlord is at a loss of what to do with Freddy. She even put an ad on Craigslist to see if anyone has any suggestions. She even is willing to give the person that helps Freddy come out from the wall and adopts him free cat food for a year. Her phone has been ringing off the hook, but Freddy is still hiding. There is someone that does want to adopt Freddy when he comes out from the wall.
As of Friday evening, Payne had received more than 200 suggestions from people around the area. Someone suggested classical music. One person said that vinegar would lure Freddy out. Someone even said to put a leash around a mouse’s neck.
Food and water is being left for Freddy every night. He seems to be doing well. This cat is just scared and doesn’t want to come out.
Do you know how to lure a cat out that’s hiding inside a wall?