Monday, September 21, 2009

Still At It

This is one of the cats a man is trapping for today. I call her Pallet Girl.

I am obsessed with finding those two four week old kittens and saving them from their horribly sad inevitable fate, if I don't find them. No luck however. I tried again tonight.

Got a Neuterscooter clinic Tuesday. So far, have just Honey to take, plus another kitten from Albany, who has been in a bathroom since they trapped her and her sister. I have a total of six ferals need trapped in two locations, but might be tough to do both. One guy could have trapped that one cat before she had two litters, because he knew better, since I've helped him get cats fixed he fed before at the same warehouse. But he didn't so that's just the way it is, and I hope they can be caught and fixed quickly and the problem contained.

The other cats are from a situation where a tenant moved and left behind about nine cats. An Ankeny Hill woman trapped four of them. Three of those were fixed through the Albany grant and relocated. They were all tame. Someone else took in two or three of the kittens. I don't know who but it was nice of them.

And a nice Albany woman took in a mother with seven newborns from that situation. They're now four weeks old and she swears the mom is pregnant again, and if she is, wants her to have even more kittens. Boy. I argued with her on that, but there was no reasoning with her. She doesn't believe in cat abortion. She also might be intending to hand out those kittens unfixed, so that bugs me too, thinking "what if the adoptors don't fix them and they just go on to produce more too?" but not much I can do about it.

I can't see how in the world she could possibly be pregnant if she indeed did get those newborns out one or two days at most after they were born, unless she's let the cat outside at her place, but I don't think she has.

Anyhow, the Neuterscooter said only 12 cats showed up at the Veneta clinic. That is SAD, since Heartland bemoaned the fact they're getting in 20 to 25 cats and kittens every single day.

What in the world is wrong with people? They could instead be filling the Neuterscooter clinic, by getting their cats fixed, instead of marching them through the doors of shelters at rates that would make any sane person understand those cats and poor little kittens, just starting out life, all hopeful and cute, many of them anyhow, are going to die.

So many people are just so fucking lazy and mean.

If you don't want to be a cat killer, fix your cats, because you are cat and kitten killers if you don't. That is the long and short of it. Just the facts.


  1. That totally, totally sucks. And is very depressing. I see the little kittens and cats, full of life and hope and want to keep them that way. God, where are people's hearts? are they that far up their asses?

  2. I'm working on getting that Mom and three kittens on campus, but couldn't do much this weekend with the football game going on. There were too many people. I left food out for them after dark each night so she wouldn't need to be foraging in the traffic going in and out.

  3. I wish, somehow, we could have gone after those kittens while I was there. I kept thinking about them off and on. All I can hope is that this time, like many times before, they are still there and alive and will be caught. Its happened before so it can happen again.

  4. I did go after them while you were there. Did you forget? That night I brought you back because you fell asleep, and I caught Tara, but left traps set, and retrieved them about 1:00 a.m. Then again Friday morning, the day I took you back to Portland, got up at 5:30 a.m. and was over there until 10:30 a.m., had to hike half mile, from where I had to park, then caught nothing, cam home, had to shower in technu, to keep from getting poison oak, then rush off to the airport with you. Remember? I tried twice while you were here.

  5. did my reply to this come thru? I wonder if my switching from IE to firefox delays stuff or what...