EAST WENATCHEE — The metal traps were set out in sagebrush and roadside scruff, five of them, each containing a dish of freshly opened canned tuna.
An hour went by, then two.
Not a single cat went inside a trap.
Ann Schaechtel knew there were about 18 of them in the brush above the fuel pumps at Fred Meyer. She’d caught eight there in the last month.
But on Sunday night: nada.
Three cats scampered along a fence line. Two…