Monday, August 15, 2016

First 13 Fixed from Waterloo Colony

I took up 13 cats to the FCCO yesterday from the Waterloo colony.   There are at least 14 more.  I identified at least 5 more adults who need fixed and 9 more kittens.  Before the man next door said he and his wife feed two females and there are two litters over there.  I peeked over his fence and happily one of the two adult females they feed is one I just got fixed.   I saw kittens scatter, smaller than the ones I'd seen in the other yard.  Oh gosh, I thought.

The 13 I took to be fixed were 7 males and 6 females.

I did not return two tame boy kittens who were relinquished.  Instead, after they were fixed, I dropped them off at a friends place.  She will either adopt them out or get them into a shelter up in that area where they will get homes.

The FCCO gave me several small bags of food to give the Waterloo lady, which I did today, when I returned the other 11.

I also took her a bag of wet food and a bag of Meow Mix, donated to me by a kind Lebanon woman.

One of two lucky boy teens from the colony who get a chance at real homes.

The Second Boy Teen.  No longer will they have to fight over scarce food.
This teen brown tabby boy is a wild thing, so had to go back.
So was this teenage black tux boy---wild, went back.
One of three adult males who were fixed and returned.

Adult brown tabby male, fixed and returned.

Black long hair male fixed and returned.
I took up six females from the colony.  Two teen girls and four adult girls.

There was this bobtail black female teen, fixed and returned.

And this black tux little female.

And three gray tabby females, one of whom was pregnant.


Gray tabby female number 3, fixed yesterday.

And finally this black long hair female.
It's a little stressful, to see such overwhelming situations.  But then you go up to the FCCO and meet people trying to make things better.  A Lebanon woman transported 19 cats from one location up to be fixed.  The colony caretaker trapped them herself, but the other Lebanon woman provided her all the information needed to get it done, then transported them.  And Spay Inc. took up seven kittens.  Five of these I trapped at the Albany colony, where Bluey and Toby came from.  Two others she trapped down the block two houses, after getting their mom fixed locally.   In all, on that block in Albany, 22 cats were fixed over the last few weeks.  But just yesterday, up at the FCCO, with the 13 I took, the 19 Sharon took and the 7 Julie took, 39 Linn County cats got fixed, which is good.

Then I hear of more kittens at Mountain Shadows, one of the trailer parks in Sweet Home I worked early this summer.  And with at least 14 probably more like over 20 left to fix in Waterloo, I get a churning burning feeling in my stomach.  Add to that an Albany apartment complex, wanting me to trap cats on their property (and not return them), I sometimes feel sick all over.

Bluey and Toby at a Felines First Adoption Event.  I heard they did well, although they have not yet been adopted.

13 comments :

  1. With all the work you do, it must get discouraging that there is always more. I am sorry. But very grateful for the lives you have changed for the better.

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    1. Thanks EC, you are always encouraging. I need that.

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  2. You're doing great work. I think you keep numbers of how many cats you have helped. You should review them from time to time to remind yourself what remarkable progress you've made.

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    1. Thanks L and L. It's now way over 10,000 fixed, not sure the total adopted out, but its high too. For one person, I know, its impressive. And yet the problem still exists and probably always will. We seem to have a breeder mentality, as a species.

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  3. good luck to all the kittens!! they are lucky to have found you in their new lives.
    I hope you can find someone for the 2 you've still got there..kittens are so cute but definitely have a lot of energy :)

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    1. Yes, I've still got Whisper and Niners. Gosh darn! How are you, Kate?

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  4. Lives saved. Each one matters.Thank you for what you do.
    I have been absent due to some health issues of my own. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks, I hope you are ok.

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  5. What daunting work. Thank you so much for your efforts. They DO make a difference.

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  6. You some of the most important work in the world <3

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    1. That's a very kind thing to say to me. I appreciate it.

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