We placed 8 cats this week in Southlake, Argyle, Parker, and Weatherford plus traded one to New Beginnings Cat Rescue. “Frannie” was originally found in an apartment complex with other older, larger cats beating up on her. We are all glad she will now get a safe, in-door home.
We have now begun taking in cats from folks that registered with Barn Cats, Inc. in October last year. We had a slow placement time in the fall that just pushed the time on the list longer and longer. We took in 3 of one set this week with 6 more coming in next week.
“Katie” who was traded to Animal Allies a couple of weeks ago was adopted this week. We love that!
There is only one additional day in January so we will close out the month today.
We had 31 placements in January which is pretty good. 2010 was 20 but 2009 was 84 – best January and best month ever!
I always worry about putting cats in cages in a cold barn…but it always seems to work out. “Rudy” and “Opal” went to a barn with no electricity and both did fine. We even saw “Opal” the day we picked up equipment this last week.
Pam with Feral Friends was able to help start trapping a group of 2 cats in Glenn Oaks where the elderly caregiver passed away. She got the male on Friday and will continue to try to get the female this coming week.
PEOPLE: If you have elderly parents, do not wait until they pass away and you then have a crisis. Get those cats out of there BEFORE the parent dies. It is much easier when someone still lives on the property and can help with the trapping. I hope she gets that female – they are all in heat right now! GEEZ – the world does not need any more kittens!
Jeanette, an independent trapper, wanted me to take some of her cats….but….I said “I can add you to the list for April – or you can call around and get some barns.” OK – she is on it! She had found several barns for us and I am very happy.
THANK YOU, JEANETTE!
Well, that is it for January. I need to get on it and return the phone calls from yesterday. Talk to you guys next week. Peg