The first tip off was lack of communication about the cats the people at the Lebanon house wanted fixed. It was bizarre.
I finally got to it, went up Sunday, trapped four, even though I had just 3 open reservations. I already had the HUGE Colonel, from another Lebanon location, in my garage ready to be fixed.
|The Colonel, being fixed today at whs.|
|Coal is FIV positive and being fixed today at Heartland.|
|Coal's neck wound|
They want most of them gone. Yeah, like that's an easy thing.
But, thankfully, Animal Rescue and Care Fund stepped in and said they would take the tame black and white boy, Ace I dubbed him, and the ferals. First it was just the two tabbies I'd trapped, but they wanted the black male back. I finally talked to the old woman today, who signed a release of ownership on all four, said "do your best", said she would like to only have two cats, and that nobody else really has a say since they don't own the property. I said "Well you are in charge" and she sighed, and shrugged and looked sad and said she isn't in charge at all, that she's been "taken over" and can't evict "all these people" who have taken over her house, without paying for an eviction notice and she doesn't have the money and then she said that probably wouldn't get them out. I felt bad for her, helpless, didn't know what to do.
But she gave the green light to take any cat to be fixed I catch there and that if I can find all but two a home and she doesn't care which two return, that would be wonderful. I probably can't find them all homes, but its nice to actually talk to the person with the authority to say.
|Ace, being fixed at Heartland today|
|Bambam, assuming a male, up at whs being fixed|
|Maddie, a tabby girl, also at whs being fixed.|
|Mags, also being fixed, and relinquished, and tomorrow, she, Maddie and Ace, at least, will travel north to ARCF along with a girl from Sweet Home.|
It plagues my mind to think of that old woman, unable to captain her own life, over run, not talking over run by cats, talking about addicts, and she's tried to get help, sounds like, from the county over it. I didn't know what to say.