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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Making Progress with the Cats

Okay, so I have found a local organization that is going to help us with the cats. They are a no-kill organization that work with feral cats and getting them fixed. Here is the plan, they are bringing me 4 traps and teaching me how to use them. We trap as many as possible and then the next moring, go and meet a shuttle at a local PetsMart. They take the cats, spay/neuter them, give them their rabies shot and then I have to meet the shuttle again later that night. Then, you let them stay in the trap overnight to heal as much as possible from the surgery. The next morning I will release them back into our alley. So, they never go away, which is fine. I don't mind them being there at all and don't mind feeding them. I see it that they kill rats and snakes. The idea is to stop the growth in their population. I am happy with the idea. There is no way that these cats would ever become domesticated, so they would not get adopted. Also, if we can catch the young kittens, they will work to adopt them out. Does this sound like a good plan? It does to me.

12 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds like a really good plan. And good on ya for doing all that for the cats. :-)

Ann said...

Kelly that sounds like a great plan. Good luck on catching them. My FIL tried that with a stray dog in his neighborhood. She was too smart..the result: we've had a new pup for about a year now.

Ann said...

Kelly that sounds like a great plan. Good luck on catching them. My FIL tried that with a stray dog in his neighborhood. She was too smart..the result: we've had a new pup for about a year now.

Morgen said...

I totally agree! I work with feral cats, and most CAN be tamed, however. It just takes time and patience.

Feral kittens, on the other hand, unless they are abused by people early on, are wonderful pets.

Trapping cats is not that hard, just be sure to disguise the traps. Hide them under junk in the alley, in the back yard under the wood pile or bar-b-que or something. Once a cat sees what the traps can do, it won't usually get caught in one. Throw a tarp over at the very least. Pull all the food from the other sources, and put it in the traps.

Good luck! My best to you and the kitties.

Morgen said...

I totally agree! Feral cats need to be spayed and neutered to control the population.

Feral kittens make wonderful pets as long as they haven't been abused by people from an early age. They may be a bit more skittish and shy, or they may also be more bold.

Full grown feral cats can be tamed. It just takes time and patience. I've tamed a few of them and ended up with wonderful pets.

About the trap, be sure to disguise it in some way so that the ferals don't know what it is. Once a feral cat sees a cat get trapped in one, it is unlikely you will be able to catch that cat. These guys are smart! Throw a tarp over it at the very least.

Nicki said...

It sounds like a FABULOUS ideal plan! Perfect! The resuce community needs more people like you in the world!!!

Melissa said...

May God bless your efforts and the sweet kitties too.

Melanie said...

Sounds good...get those kitties off the streets and into good homes. You should be proud of yourself.

Nina said...

It sounds like a very reasonable and decent plan! May good karma come your way for doing all this for the stray cats....

EHCOREY said...

you did a great thing! so proud of you!
Emily

mommy magallanes said...

I'm so glad that you found a company that will help you with your cat problem. I hope that everything goes well.

jeneflower said...

Did I tell you what a nice person you are?