Laura and I released four kitties this morning. We trapped yesterday, she was able to transport them to Lollipop and keep them over night, and met me this morning for release. We got two boys and two girls! Thats FOUR baby makers off the streets! Wish I could do this (even though I HATE it) once a week, and we would be able to get this overpopulation of homeless cats down to a small number, but I am only one person, and can't do it by myself. Its costs money, and time. I am very grateful to Lollipop for allowing me to be part of a grant of Friends of Lollipop so that I could trap, neuter and return over 70 cats since last spring. I couldn't have done it without the help of Another Chance Pet Rescue, who helped me in the beginning, and of course not without Laura's help. She has been a Godsend. Before last spring, I was able to do it on my own, and have done MANY, but it was far and few between. I had a tough time, and will continue to have a tough time, with transport to clinics.
The pregnant kitty I rescued yesterday morning was handed over to Linda after work, who has graciously offered to foster her. I am still waiting on a name, and her vet results from her appointment that she has this morning. Fingers crossed she is healthy.
Yesterday, while feeding and setting traps, at my spot on Garson, where I have had trouble in the past with the owner of the abandoned house that I feed at, where I recently rescued Big Red (Sandy), and Talkie (Sunny), I noticed the guy had come by and removed all my stuff and put it to the curb. I went and got most of it and placed it right back, neatly, and filled the dishes with water and food for the two that I still feed there and left. This morning, I went there, and the plastic tote was once again moved to the curb and food dishes with it. I went back up onto the porch and placed food and water down, but left with the tote. I had a feeling he would wind up taking it and those are too precious to lose. The guy is a jerk with no compassion for these animals, and so we will see how this 'cat and mouse' game will go on for. I have left him notes in the past, but he is obviously just a total jerk, or is getting ready to fix up the house, so at that time, I will have to figure something else out even though there aren't any other abandoned houses around that spot.
Thats the scoop. I have tomorrow off - yay - well deserved! My next post will be a run down on all my spots, and who I am seeing out there at this point, after having rescued so many recently. I certainly am proud of what I've accomplished in this part of the city of Rochester. Have a great day!
"Be who you are and say what you feel,
because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind."