I’ve started researching cat extraction techniques, after an unsuccessful attempt to remove a scared cat from under a king bed. Thanks to the glory of the internet, I came across this article, “A Guide to Cat Rescue in Disasters” by Christopher Hersha.
I’m thinking of buying a Havahart trap. I would need to make two visits. During the first visit, I would set up the trap. When and if the cat goes into the trap, I would make a second visit. The problem is that the cat may need to stay in the trap for several hours, since I wouldn’t always be able to run right over to the apartment. I think I would only use this method for a cat who was in desperate need of a shave due to matting. The discomfort of being in the trap would be outweighed by the importance of removing mats.