Interestingly, the colony has increased by one fixed formerly owned male. His owners moved out of that duplex and left him behind. The colony man says they did try to catch him, but he had n't been going inside their place for a long time. He said it's just as well they didn't take him because he thought the couple's kids were chasing the cat and treating it badly. I need to build housing units for the cats. What if some angry people move in with a just as angry big old pitbull? The cats are used to going under that building through that backyard and would be killed. So I need to build them nice little houses.
His daughter is moving in, he says. Her rent went up and a roommate moved out and her job is low wage, so this is her only option now. She is super nice. I met her once.
So, outside of returning these two, fixed today, and building some housing units, that colony is done.
But I get another call, just now, woman just outside Lebanon, sounds like a bad situation. She wanted me to take a dozen feral three to four month old kittens. I told her "no" but that I would help her get them all fixed. Guess there are over 12 unfixed adults, and all those kittens, maybe more and this has been going on for some time, with a lot of feline suffering and death thrown in.
She only feeds them scraps. She got a few fixed, paying the full price, but then went unemployed and now her unemployment is about to run out.
I not only need to get all those cats fixed, pronto, but round up major league dry cat food donations for her to feed them, probably ongoing and build some nice housing units too.
She wanted some gone, but I think I gave her a small glimmer of hope. Because she's had distemper there, I don't want to transport those cats with any other unvaccinated cats to surgery. So I've contacted the FCCO and asked for reservations to cover this situation. The people can't pay a dime though.
Sounds tragically dire and terrible for the people and the cats.
|Young gray female from Bad Eye Kitten Colony, spayed today.|