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Old 01-06-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cat under dashboard

I need help urgently. Four months ago just after we bought our 1998 Georgie boy Motorhome we realized that there is NOTHING under the dash on the drivers side nor passenger side. We have a young kitten who keeps finding a way in there no matter what we put in front of the spaces. We have parked at a semi permanent place now and she still climbs under. We just had her spayed figuring that that was why she was trying to get out but now we are at a loss. We can not block it off permanently as there is too big a hole and also in case we need to access under the dash but meanwhile she is pulling out or chewing our wires which is dangerous. We love this kitten and would not get rid of her but solutions would be greatly appreciated.
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Go to Michaels craft store, buy a 6 inch thick sheet of upholstery foam, get a good pair of scissors and cut it to fit the holes with a 2 inch extra to stuff in good so it will hold. Keeps my cat out of things so far and easy to pull out to get in when you need to.

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Shove a towel or blanket up there.
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Netting over the area of the dash allows normal air flow stops the kitten. Removable when you want to access anything.
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Try again

There is nothing to connect anything to. No edges thick enough to hold anything. Wires are hanging down under the dash. Evidently the maker of this motorhome didn't think it was important to hide them. My cat eats plastic, paper and anything else she can to get at what she wants so no use putting foam up there. There is a three foot gap from the floor plus about two foot gap under on passenger side. On drivers side the gas pedals and jack control wires all hang down. Steering column is also in the way. We have no tools or smarts to use tools. We are more computer savy than anything else. Just at our wits end ....
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I'm no sort of animal person so this is from the blue . . . but is there anything that "repels" cats?

Or can you simply keep the kitten out of the motorhome until it matures?
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Screen (not fiberglass)material cut just larger than the opening. You will need to pinch it slightly to get in place, then it will return to original shape when in place. Tension will hold it in place.
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Many cats feel a need to have a personal hiding space. You might be able to establish an alternate space for the kitten.

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If you're truly at wit's end, I'd say crate the kitten for her safety and your peace of mind.
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