Monday, December 12, 2022

More Cats, More Cats, More Cats

 Today it was five more cats from Harrisburg who are up being fixed.  

They're not from the trailer park where the vet student traps, but come from very near that trailer park.

The one the lady calls Big Mama, is indeed extremely big.   Breakback big.  In fact Breakback might be a good name for her.

Big Mama.  She likes to yowl.  Only Big Mama turned out to be an already neutered male.  She thought he was a she because he showed up with one kitten, everyday, to eat.  That kitten grew up to have the three teens that were fixed today, then vanished.   I told her Big Mama's can be boys too.


Then there's Little Mama, who had one kitten.  The lady trapped the kitten then used the kitten as bait to catch Little Mama.  The kitten is too little to be fixed yet.  The lady will try to tame it.

Little Mama
Then there are the three teenagers, kittens of a kitten who first arrived at her place in the company of Big Mama.  Every day they came together, until she got older and had kittens herself, then vanished.  Big Mama turned out to be an already fixed boy.


Frosty, a boy

Midnight, a girl

Spot, a boy

All I had to do with these cats was to transport them up to the clinic, and go pick them up.  Easy!
Which is needed right now.  On Saturday, the 4 tame teens from Holley were fixed, but only 3 of the 11 ferals I took down were fixed.  The vet student held the other 8 over and is fixing them today.  So I mad scrambled in something of a panic over available traps, for trapping tomorrow, early, in Sweet Home.  But shouldn't have worried, because last night was able to pick up my 8 traps the ferals had been in, because she transferred them to her own traps.   So my traps will be ready to go early in the morning.  Later in the day tomorrow, I will return the 8 she's fixing today.

I did return two of the three wild ones they fixed Saturday on Sunday.  Both girls.   I picked up my game cam too, that I'd put in the loft where the man feeds.  I saw two gray/brown tabbies and an orange tabby that are not fixed.  The tabbies are hard to tell apart on game cam, so it may be three tabbies left, not sure. One of the tabbies is larger with a gray field.  The other, smaller, with some white.  Not many more cats though, that's for sure.  I saw the black female on the cam, fixed Friday and returned Saturday.  As you can see, the loft where they eat is spotless as are the dishes they eat from and the water dispenser.  He takes very very good care of them.  There are nowhere near the number I was told there were there, either.   I've trapped 14, two of them kittens, whom he likely will surrender, and one of the adults his house cat, tame and already fixed, whom I returned to him.  Probably three left unfixed to catch.  This is a relatively small  and very well cared for colony for the size of the property.


The third feral fixed Saturday was the little boy kitten from Blue Ox colony.  He did not return.  The vet student said a coworker wanted him so took him home.  Hope he'll do ok.

If the 8 from Scravel are fixed today, that will make 25 cats fixed between Friday and today, which is a good deal for local cats in general, to cut down on unwanted litters to be born, disease, suffering.  Nothing like spay neuter to make the world better.  Its quite tangible.





12 comments:

  1. Tangible is a good word, and it is quite appropriate.

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    1. Its one reason I like catching cats to be fixed, Andrew. The difference to the future is mind boggling. Even one cat spayed warps the future massively. I have an active imagination so I can see it.

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  2. That's good news about the colony. And great news that you got so many fixed in such a short time. It'll make things easier in the long run.

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    1. It will, especially in lack of kittens born to that colony.

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  3. Pretty impressive catch.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Well I didn't have to catch any of the ones fixed yesterday.

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  4. 'Breakback' has a certain ring to it! :D

    Those cats are lucking to have the support you and others are providing. x

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  5. Lots and lots of good news today. Which is wonderful.

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    1. Yup, and I got caught up on house chores.

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  6. So many cats! Glad the vet student is able to help with the surgeries.

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    1. Yes, me too. All 8 were done yesterday, thankfully.

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