Our normal Corgi Puppy Friday has been preempted to bring you the following public service announcement.
Sophie - see Sophie up there? In my area, we’ve unfortunately had several homes foreclosed on in the last few years. We’ve also had people dumping kittens and cats when they moved, or just got tired of them.
Sophie was found in my neighbor’s garbage can. She was starving. She was probably a bit close to being a coyote’s dinner. :( The life of feral kitties is rough. I have been feeding a feral colony now here on the property for the last few years (and spaying/neutering trapping on my own dime and time.) However the last few years have been difficult, in that more and more cats were showing up…
I was absolutely thrilled that our area now has a Trap/Neuter/Release program and we were able to get our entire area done in one big swoop in the last few days. In the end, we caught 33 cats that are now fixed, vetted, vaccinated, and released - and 13 were 6 to 10 week old kittens that will go on to be tamed down and adopted into loving families. :) I’m working on taming several adults, but if nothing else, my garage has heated cat beds, cat posts, and a warm, dry safe place for as many that want to stay. But I am happy that everyone is now not producing any more kittens - it’s really a rough little short life for them. So a huge shout out to my Community Cat Program for all their help this week. You guys are incredible, and I will be donating monthly.
Simon sez, “My ex-feral kitty friend has a happy life now, see? Even if I double as a chaise lounge.” ;)