On Monday, Julie and I dropped off/picked up/got fixed 7 cats, 3 from Albany, four from the county park.
On Tuesday, I took 14 other Linn County cats up to be fixed at the FCCO, dropping seven of them off on the way back with Meow Village.
On Wednesday, I returned the 7 now fixed cats I still had and then drop trapped six young kittens, seen Monday evening, in the berry vines, with a gray tabby mom, at the county park. I also caught their mother.
I then caught Bootsy, fed by another camp host, and high producer of kittens there. We'd already got two teens from her last litter fixed. Now it was finally Bootsy's turn. She'd had kittens out in the woods, but the camp host said she'd been back under his trailer a week now, so he figured she'd lost them, to illness or an animal.
|Bootsy, finally fixed now!|
Bootsy, India, the six wild kittens' mom, plus two more permanent camper cats, were fixed yesterday at Heartland. Cost to HCC: $160, for the four fixes, plus all the back and forth gas, bait.
|Mister, a campers' cat, fixed yesterday|
|Bubbles, the other campers' cat, a girl, fixed yesterday|
|India, mom of the six kittens I drop trapped at the edge of the berry vines. India was doing her best but she is skinny and the kittens are skinny and full of worms. I love killing parasites, so they're dead now.|
|India's six kittens include 3 Siamese!|
They cried the entire drive back. I had taken KMR with me, to feed them, but somehow forgot a feeding syringe. They ate like crazy once home. Then, I put them into a cage with their recovering mom. She needs to know they're ok, if nothing else. Not sure she's letting them nurse, but that's ok, I can feed them. They love cuddling her.
|Bootsy, settled into a cage in the garage with her two delightful kittens. She wouldn't eat before or after surgery. But once she saw her kittens, she began eating up a storm.|
KATA will take Bootsy's pair of kittens and I'm fishing for help with India's six right now, and homes for Loo and River.
The beat goes on......