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Cat trapped in cellar

A cat has come into my cellar. It looks big and healthy so I assume its not a stray, although it has no collar. It is very scared and hiding on top of a cupboard in a corner.

Can anyone please offer advice on how to help it escape? And/or is there a service I should report this to?

Thanks for any help!

Andrew
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Old 02.07.2017, 17:36
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A cat has come into my cellar. It looks big and healthy so I assume its not a stray, although it has no collar. It is very scared and hiding on top of a cupboard in a corner.

Can anyone please offer advice on how to help it escape? And/or is there a service I should report this to?

Thanks for any help!

Andrew
If you can leave the door open for 30 minutes and leave it alone there, that should already do the trick.
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If you can leave the door open for 30 minutes and leave it alone there, that should already do the trick.
send a dog in after 30 mins, if needed
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Re: Cat trapped in cellar

Food (even cream or milk if you don't have meat/fish/salami) and open doors. If he came though the window, probably he can manage to get out again.
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if you can leave the door open for 30 minutes and leave it alone there, that should already do the trick.
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food (even cream or milk if you don't have meat/fish/salami) and open doors. If he came though the window, probably he can manage to get out again.
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Re: Cat trapped in cellar

I just saw this thread, so hopefully the cat has been reunited with it's owners by now.

But as an FYI to the OP and all EFers:

One is required to report a found animal to the cantonal Meldstelle. This is law.
You can make the report online or call the center.

For where to report by canton, including contact details, see here:
https://www.tierdatenbank.ch/de/adre...tellen--2.html

More on the regulation, here:
https://www.tierdatenbank.ch/de/faq-...ene-tiere.html


Yes, I know many people ignore their responsibility to report. But please, put yourselves in the shoes of an owner frantic to find his or her lost pet. Wouldn't you be eternally grateful to the kind stranger who, by making an official report, made it possible to find your beloved pet?

It only takes a few minutes to make the report. Please, when you find a lost pet animal, please do the right thing and make an official report.
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Re: Cat trapped in cellar

in case you still have not had any luck yourself, please contact the Tierrettungsdienst http://www.tierrettungsdienst.ch/h/index.php
they come rescue any kinds of animals, are trained for that. They can also check for a chip and if necessary they take the animal to their Tierheim until the owner is found (of course they also help with entering in the Tierdatenbank etc).
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Re: Cat trapped in cellar

If the cat is still there or around your home you can also report it to the http://www.stmz.ch/de/, I've manage to reunite a couple of stray cats with their owners though this web site so it does work.
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andygray- it would be nice to hear if the story had a happy ending.

In my many years with a wildlife rescue as a volunteer- animals often hide in cellars because they have been traumatised or injured.

Happened las week with my neighbour's cat - the farmer's dogs got him and gave him a real battering. Fortunately I found him, in shock, blood all over and it turned out, with a pierced lung- as I went to get the wateringcan (they are on holiday). Immdeiately to the vet down in the valley- and picked him up yesterday- on the mend. Have to give him injection of antibiotics till owners return on Sunday. At 15, he is lucky to be alive- as he would have died unseen had it not been for me wanting to water the borders and tomatoes.
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