This is an unusual one for me, but I am hoping someone here might have some suggestion. We have a feral cat living in our house. It is a long story, but suffice to say, many years ago, we took in a stray at my SWMBO's request. The cat was mostly dead, and during the process of getting her fixed up at the vet, something happened to cause even more damage to her brain. She was okay with family, but when we moved, she went completely off the deep end and no one has been able to even touch her for years.
Now she is old, blind, and having trouble getting around. I noticed that she is having a lot of trouble with even simple stuff. It is time for her to go on to her final reward. The problem is this. Getting her into a carrier is going to be a real chore, and the stress on her (as well as the women of the family) is going to increase to extreme levels getting her to the vet. Now, I have plugged injured animals (including a cat) in the past, but this is the family cat, and SWMBO, while acknowledging that I am a good shot, is not willing to hold the cat while I double tap her in the head.
We are thinking of getting her into a carrier, and then gassing her with the exhaust from the truck to at least get her unconscious and then plugging her in the head. Has anyone done anything like this before, or what might you suggest as an alternative? We want to keep the suffering for the cat to a minimum.