Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stray Female was Indeed Mother of the Four Kittens

This is the mom of the four kittens SafeHaven took in, at least I hope it is.
She's not much more than a teen herself.
Two of the three Lebanon teens fixed today.


The third Lebanon teen fixed today.
This is Dirt Eater, the starving girl who showed up in Lebanon, so hungry she was gulping dirt frantically.

The stray female from the complex was the mother of the four kittens. She was both lactating and in heat and had polycystic ovaries.

Of the other four fixed today, including Dirt Eater, the starving young female, from Lebanon, two were girls and two were boys.

The old woman was successful trapping the last kitten, but not the mom yet.

The seed warehouse is still trying to trap the mom of the four kittens the seedman and his wife are now fostering.

The Clover Ridge folks are still trying to trap the last cat out there not fixed yet.

Other than that, everything's normal in cat land. Stressful to be sure. Have gotten a zillion calls lately.

The latest was about an injured down town Albany little male. His rescuer, keeping him in her car for now, since she can't have him in her place, bless her soul, says she thinks he was attacked by a big male, but she's not sure. She said his ear is torn up and his face swollen.

I couldn't do much but offer to get him neutered. Her sister might take him, if he can be seen somehow by a vet. Nobody seems to have any money these days. So I authorized the last of my gift card money at the vet clinic if she wants to take him in to be seen, and neutered. The vet clinic called back to say that would not be nearly enough, if he has an absess that needs surgical treatment. I said "do what you can for that amount left" if she wants to bring him in and the vet clinic lady said that was just fine.

I guess many of the cats there at that location who are not fixed are actually owned, but she is going to try to go door to door and convince people to let them be fixed.

It's so sad, all over the place, so sad.

Oh, and Topaz, whomever you are, who sends negative comments, which I reject, if you are so darn bored, reading my blog, why are you reading it? That's pathetic. I will suggest you do a search on your favorite subjects and likely you will find a million blogs about that subject. GO READ THEM!

Stray Female was Indeed Mother of the Four Kittens

This is the mom of the four kittens SafeHaven took in, at least I hope it is.
She's not much more than a teen herself.
Two of the three Lebanon teens fixed today.


The third Lebanon teen fixed today.
This is Dirt Eater, the starving girl who showed up in Lebanon, so hungry she was gulping dirt frantically.

The stray female from the complex was the mother of the four kittens. She was both lactating and in heat and had polycystic ovaries.

Of the other four fixed today, including Dirt Eater, the starving young female, from Lebanon, two were girls and two were boys.

The old woman was successful trapping the last kitten, but not the mom yet.

The seed warehouse is still trying to trap the mom of the four kittens the seedman and his wife are now fostering.

The Clover Ridge folks are still trying to trap the last cat out there not fixed yet.

Other than that, everything's normal in cat land. Stressful to be sure. Have gotten a zillion calls lately.

The latest was about an injured down town Albany little male. His rescuer, keeping him in her car for now, since she can't have him in her place, bless her soul, says she thinks he was attacked by a big male, but she's not sure. She said his ear is torn up and his face swollen.

I couldn't do much but offer to get him neutered. Her sister might take him, if he can be seen somehow by a vet. Nobody seems to have any money these days. So I authorized the last of my gift card money at the vet clinic if she wants to take him in to be seen, and neutered. The vet clinic called back to say that would not be nearly enough, if he has an absess that needs surgical treatment. I said "do what you can for that amount left" if she wants to bring him in and the vet clinic lady said that was just fine.

I guess many of the cats there at that location who are not fixed are actually owned, but she is going to try to go door to door and convince people to let them be fixed.

It's so sad, all over the place, so sad.

Oh, and Topaz, whomever you are, who sends negative comments, which I reject, if you are so darn bored, reading my blog, why are you reading it? That's pathetic. I will suggest you do a search on your favorite subjects and likely you will find a million blogs about that subject. GO READ THEM!

Five Cats Up Being Fixed Today

Four are from Lebanon, including Dirt Eater, the little starving girl, and one is the complex cat, likely mom to the kittens found. I will find out today, if those kittens likely were hers.

The woman isn't going to stop feeding them. I misunderstood her. She's just going to rig it so the raccoon can't get to the food.

The old woman in Lebanon caught the last kitten, but not the mother cat yet. She's still trying.

I have seen two dead cats now in a very unlikely place--along or on Highway 20, east of Albany, right where the truck route takes off of Highway 20. One, hit or dumped today, looks for all the world like a dead Bengal. The other, hit or dumped dead, two or three days ago, looked like a Bengal mix tabby, fuzzy. I wonder if they are from the Bengal group colony. It's unlikely, but to see two dead cats there, within a quarter mile of each other, where there are no houses, makes me think the cats were either trying to make it home or killed and dumped there.

Five Cats Up Being Fixed Today

Four are from Lebanon, including Dirt Eater, the little starving girl, and one is the complex cat, likely mom to the kittens found. I will find out today, if those kittens likely were hers.

The woman isn't going to stop feeding them. I misunderstood her. She's just going to rig it so the raccoon can't get to the food.

The old woman in Lebanon caught the last kitten, but not the mother cat yet. She's still trying.

I have seen two dead cats now in a very unlikely place--along or on Highway 20, east of Albany, right where the truck route takes off of Highway 20. One, hit or dumped today, looks for all the world like a dead Bengal. The other, hit or dumped dead, two or three days ago, looked like a Bengal mix tabby, fuzzy. I wonder if they are from the Bengal group colony. It's unlikely, but to see two dead cats there, within a quarter mile of each other, where there are no houses, makes me think the cats were either trying to make it home or killed and dumped there.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trapped Four More at 88 year Olds

I trapped four more cats this morning at the home of an 88 year old amazing person. She actually walked a mile and a half to get her hair cut the other day. There are two left to catch there. She usually traps the cats herself. She is independent and amazing, I think.

One of the four I trapped is a new arrival, a teenage black tux female, who is tame, but was so starved she was trying to eat dirt. Can you imagine!

I'm also supposed to trap tonight at the complex where those four young kittens came from. I'm still worn out and have a cold, ache all over, so am going to try to catch a few Zzzzzzz's mid day. I have no free traps, is the thing. I have 8 traps in total that work, four on loan and four now containing cats. Someone who moved in Portland gave me a fold up trap, however. I just need to unfold it, fortify it, and then I'll have nine. Which is good.

I would have another trap, but I loaned it to my brother about a year ago and haven't seen him since, or he would bring it back. That trap someone found all twisted up after a flood, washed down a river, deposited in their fields. But they thought I might be able to fix it and brought it to me. I did pound it out, replace a few parts and I painted it and restored it into a nicely working trap. I'll get it back one day.

Trapped Four More at 88 year Olds

I trapped four more cats this morning at the home of an 88 year old amazing person. She actually walked a mile and a half to get her hair cut the other day. There are two left to catch there. She usually traps the cats herself. She is independent and amazing, I think.

One of the four I trapped is a new arrival, a teenage black tux female, who is tame, but was so starved she was trying to eat dirt. Can you imagine!

I'm also supposed to trap tonight at the complex where those four young kittens came from. I'm still worn out and have a cold, ache all over, so am going to try to catch a few Zzzzzzz's mid day. I have no free traps, is the thing. I have 8 traps in total that work, four on loan and four now containing cats. Someone who moved in Portland gave me a fold up trap, however. I just need to unfold it, fortify it, and then I'll have nine. Which is good.

I would have another trap, but I loaned it to my brother about a year ago and haven't seen him since, or he would bring it back. That trap someone found all twisted up after a flood, washed down a river, deposited in their fields. But they thought I might be able to fix it and brought it to me. I did pound it out, replace a few parts and I painted it and restored it into a nicely working trap. I'll get it back one day.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Four More Kittens






I got home tonight, after a very long day, and the woman who lives at the end of my street came into my yard with her kids holding kittens. The kids found them in the bushes by a fence. They'd crawled through, or been brought through by their mom, from an apartment complex behind the fence. The kids were ecstatic of course, delighted they'd found them, since it was starting to rain, eager to keep them and name them. But mom said NO. She wanted to know if I could find a place to take them.

I called KATA but they are full to the gills. Then I came home and called SafeHaven and they said they'd take them if I rushed them out, since it was late. They had no fleas and were fat. I thought they were likely kittens associated with two mom cats being fed in the complex as strays, slated for trapping tomorrow, but their state of tameness and the fact they have no fleas, made me and SafeHaven believe they were born inside to someone with a cat at that complex who decided they didn't want them and kicked them out.

At least they're safe now! They were shaking from the cold. Two black tux kittens, one a boy and one a girl, and two fuzzy brown tabby tuxes, one a boy and one a girl.

Four More Kittens






I got home tonight, after a very long day, and the woman who lives at the end of my street came into my yard with her kids holding kittens. The kids found them in the bushes by a fence. They'd crawled through, or been brought through by their mom, from an apartment complex behind the fence. The kids were ecstatic of course, delighted they'd found them, since it was starting to rain, eager to keep them and name them. But mom said NO. She wanted to know if I could find a place to take them.

I called KATA but they are full to the gills. Then I came home and called SafeHaven and they said they'd take them if I rushed them out, since it was late. They had no fleas and were fat. I thought they were likely kittens associated with two mom cats being fed in the complex as strays, slated for trapping tomorrow, but their state of tameness and the fact they have no fleas, made me and SafeHaven believe they were born inside to someone with a cat at that complex who decided they didn't want them and kicked them out.

At least they're safe now! They were shaking from the cold. Two black tux kittens, one a boy and one a girl, and two fuzzy brown tabby tuxes, one a boy and one a girl.

Sam, Daisy and Poppy







Sam, Daisy and Poppy







8 Cats Taken in Today. Seven Fixed.




One of the boy kittens fixed today.
The only female kitten of the six.
One of the five male kittens.
The kittens' mom, fixed today.
This girl, fed as a stray, turned out to be already fixed and had been abandoned by someone who lived on City View.


Off a craigslist post, I contacted people feeding strays. Specifically, they said they were feeding two adult females and six kittens from one female. I arranged to get them all fixed. They had failed to find a solution with Safehaven and never got a reply after calling every week with the local FCCO coordinator. So they were unbelievably happy to find another solution, a quick one day solution, which is what I love to provide when I can, through Poppa, area vets, and the local cat grant.

The kittens were five males and one female. Then I got their mom done also today. But the second adult female, a long hair brown tabby tux, wasn't fixed. That's because she already was spayed. She had nice green "NS" tattoo in one ear, although the vet didn't see that. However, when her belly was shaved, the vet did see the green NS tattoo on her belly. She was fixed at a Neuterscooter clinic.

The Albany newcomers said neighbors told them she was left behind by someone who lived on City View, when they were foreclosed on. Anyhow, they are going to try to find her a home. They are attemting to rehome the kittens and their mom also. They're very sweet kittens about 12 weeks of age. The girl kitten already is spoken for.

8 Cats Taken in Today. Seven Fixed.




One of the boy kittens fixed today.
The only female kitten of the six.
One of the five male kittens.
The kittens' mom, fixed today.
This girl, fed as a stray, turned out to be already fixed and had been abandoned by someone who lived on City View.


Off a craigslist post, I contacted people feeding strays. Specifically, they said they were feeding two adult females and six kittens from one female. I arranged to get them all fixed. They had failed to find a solution with Safehaven and never got a reply after calling every week with the local FCCO coordinator. So they were unbelievably happy to find another solution, a quick one day solution, which is what I love to provide when I can, through Poppa, area vets, and the local cat grant.

The kittens were five males and one female. Then I got their mom done also today. But the second adult female, a long hair brown tabby tux, wasn't fixed. That's because she already was spayed. She had nice green "NS" tattoo in one ear, although the vet didn't see that. However, when her belly was shaved, the vet did see the green NS tattoo on her belly. She was fixed at a Neuterscooter clinic.

The Albany newcomers said neighbors told them she was left behind by someone who lived on City View, when they were foreclosed on. Anyhow, they are going to try to find her a home. They are attemting to rehome the kittens and their mom also. They're very sweet kittens about 12 weeks of age. The girl kitten already is spoken for.