|We could see one tooth that looked like this, otherwise, Buttons was in too much pain to have us look at the rest. :(|
Thank you to those that took notice of Buttons and his needed dental care from my post yesterday. Hopefully he will be seen tomorrow, and have his teeth extracted on Friday, at a lower cost veterinary service that charges per tooth. I pray he only needs a few extracted. He can then eat normally, and await adoption. I thank anyone that is considering donating for this painful procedure. And to those that have already donated, thank you so much.
Today was TNR day - the day I've dreaded since early March this year. Every single Tuesday, I have had two spots at the clinic for Trap Neuter Return. I have filled every single one except maybe once. There were many times where I got three by mistake, but the clinic took them. Add that up, and that is close to 70? cats that will not reproduce. There were at LEAST 20 pregnant cats out of those, and one resulted in death, if you will recall Ruthie, on Central and Third, who's baby was so big inside her that she never would have survived giving birth. They tried to resuscitate the baby, but they couldn't. (See April 29th for that story). That was one instance where they tried to help the unborn kitten, rather than end its life.
I hate TNR Tuesday because I hate to return cats to the street. Its heartbreaking for me. But I did it for at least half of those TNR's. I trapped a few sweethearts and found homes for some of those. All in all, I think, to this date, I've rescued nearly 80 cats since this past January. WOW. I am proud, and happy for this accomplishment.
Today, I set a trap at Melville, knowing that there was one more kitten there that had not been neutered or spayed. I returned the last two. Out of the five, two were rescued (thanks to SueAnn, and thanks to Susan). Both kittens are playful and sweet, but will most likely always be somewhat fearful of others.
I left to do some spots, came back before heading to my 'back nine' and bingo! I got the last red kitten! Hurray! Although again, heartbreaking knowing I have to return. Meet Marmalade.
Have a nice day.
"Behind you are the challenges you've met. Before you lies new possibilities. Today you choose the direction of your life."