To whoever commented the other day on pain meds for Patches, please contact me? I would like to try them. He cries in pain when he tries to eat. I would also need to know the dosage. Thank you so much.
I had to rebuild one of my shelters on Baldwin and Grand this morning. Someone - and I can't say someone with bad intentions, but someone with maybe a touch of mental illness came by and placed cardboard down over a board that I feed on, and placed cardboard boxes underneath inside. They had to have pulled back the very large tarp that covers at least seven or so shelters to do this. It was done very methodically, but I also think they took a shelter, because there is a gap missing and I just can't remember what was there. This shelter for these cats is like a little village underneath. One of my prouder achievements at sheltering a large group of cats. The shelter is totally exposed to the elements, but underneath they are safe, and fairly warm. In the thick of winter, when I am walking up to them with the flashlight, you can see the illumination of their little eyes pop out of this shelter, tails wagging, waiting for their breakfast.
Pics of some of my 'children' from yesterday. Remember to click on pic to zoom in.
|MIDNIGHT from Grand|
|SKINNY MINNIE from Parsells|
|LEO from my own hood|
|GEORGE from Stout and Grand|
I was recently rewarded a small grant from Missy's Fund, through the Rochester Hope for Pets not-for-profit organization. Missy's fund is named after the feral cat "Missy" that gave birth to a litter of kittens on a cold, snowy April day nine years ago in the front yard of Missy's Fund creator Dr. Duane DeHollander. Soon after their birth, the kittens, Missy and the father were all trapped, spayed and neutered, and returned to their outdoor living area in his yard.
Missy and her little brought the feral;/abandoned cat problem close to home for Dr. DeHollander. He realized that the feral overpopulation is an ongoing issue that can be solved through TNR of feral colonies, and strays.
Their website says if you are working within a feral colony and need assistance with surgery costs, please complete their application on their website.
They have made a difference for me in trying to help all the cats I am trying to help out there. The grant will pay for half of my spay/neuter for 20 cats. One by one, if we all take responsibility for just one, we can make a difference!
Have a great day!
"The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"