Safely bathe a cat using a washcloth, window screen and plastic cup.
Place washcloth over the drain (to filter hair) and an old window screen (still in the frame) in the bottom of your tub. Fill with warm water just before it touches the screen. Place kitty on top of the screen; they will latch onto the screen, making bathtime safer for both of you. With the drain open, keep a gentle stream of warm, clean water running and use a cup to rinse; it will be less traumatic. Kitty will let go when you're done.