|VIOLET (this a.m.)|
|IS SHE NOT ADORABLE???? :)|
I headed out, as I always do, at 4:15 am. It was a nice morning, maybe high 50s, low 60s, stars in the sky. I set out to trap two cats, as I have had two standing appointments every single Tuesday since early springtime at Rochester Community Animal Clinic. I have probably rescued more than half the cats I've brought in, but have also returned a large number back to the streets - most of them I know would have made a good kitty for someone, so its always heartbreaking to do for me. I think I've rescued and found homes for at least 70 cats since January of this year. And TNR'd maybe 50? Kristin can confirm those numbers. :) I am proud of this, but it has certainly taken its toll on me, my pocket, and my friends pockets - those that have helped either with finances, food or adoption/foster.
I set my trap on Melville Street, knowing there are still at least two more kittens from the litter born in the springtime to a mom, who I have since had spayed. Two of the four have been 'captured', and are with people who are trying to adjust them socially. Magoo (Mikey is suffering a terrible URI right now and we are trying to figure out how to get a feral kitten into a vets office for vetting). He will have his second dose of Doxycycline today, but not sure if that will work. His eye is swollen shut. Melissa, the other kitten that turned out to be a boy, is in the care of another friend who actually can hold him now. He may always be skittish and frightened, but the feral stage has lessened, which CAN be done, it just takes someone who is not fearful, and will handle the cat authoritatively. I am not sure that is the right word, but you get my drift.
Anyways, I set a trap hoping to get another kitten, or one of the other older cats that hangs there, there are so many, and then drove off. I drove off and set the trap at the next spot on Parsells, as there is a calico that I don't think has been spayed. I set the trap there, and drove off to do the next couple of spots on Parsells. I went back to Melville to check on that trap, and you would NOT believe what I found. Look for yourself. :)
|Mary and Malcomb|
Please consider foster or adoption. We have Francie, Patches, Cammy, Hermie and Violet who all need homes. Have a good day.
"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day."