I am helping out a few friends here who are with Habitat for Cats, and Kitten Korner Rescue. Please share far and wide. You never know who will be willing to share their barn with a kitty or two, to save them from a miserable life on the street, or in an overcrowded shelter. Here is the info (click on pic to see closer):
Yesterday, on Second Street, as I put my carrier back in the car, failing to see the red kitten that is pregnant that I was going to take for TNR tomorrow at the clinic, one of two spots I have reserved, a woman came out of the house next door, a new tenant, one of the many tenants I've seen in that house come and go over the years right next to Paul's house, she was pregnant, and she asked me if I was taking cats from the street, in a hostile, aggressive manner. She told me her neighbor told her that. After my disappointment in not seeing red kitty, I walked over quietly, explained what I was doing, and that NO, I was NOT taking people's cats, and that I have been helping this neighborhood for years now. I told her to tell her neighbor what I do and if she had questions about any cats missing, to talk to me. I can always be found. I am like clockwork in these neighborhoods. She told he she had a cat missing, that it was on the porch one day, and gone the next, and they haven't seen it. I asked her if it was fixed. She said no. I told her as a cat 'owner', she had a responsibility to have the cat fixed, and collared. It kills me the lack of knowledge a lot of these people have when it comes to animals. I told her about the pregnant cat, and the new kittens running around here. Again, it makes me sick to know that no one else is trying to help the situation. The landlord of the house across the street where the Puerto Rican couple that alerted me to the kittens in the tree, he must have thrown away a little bowl I was feeding the mother from in front of their house. I had left a bag of food with a note for the couple to place for the kittens so that I could get them used to feeding, and then get them trapped and fixed. All was gone. I am sure it was the ignorant landlord. So much opposition.
Ahhhhh, my chores are done for the day. Feed 50+ cats at 5-6 am. in the morning at 14 different locations, come home and replace the food for the next day. It is a chore. Its a pain to me most mornings, but a satisfying one knowing I've filled a lot of empty bellies.
Have a good day.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish."