Sloan arrived at the site the next day, and with help from the superintendent of construction for the gated community, they lifted the storm drain grate. Peaches set up a Tru Catch humane trap and lowered it into the storm drain. They waited for hours without luck.
With permission from the superintendent, they left the trap inside the drain, the grate slightly ajar and a towel draped down into the retention area so the cats could get up the side of the towel if it rained or flooded.
Sloan returned the next day, set the trap and, within 10 minutes, she had the mother cat. "Then I knew I had to use the mother as bait to set a trap for the kittens, but I didn't have space for another trap to fit there," Sloan told The Dodo. "I had to flip her trap up sitting on end, but I had a nice towel in there for her."