Sunday, December 2, 2012

11/26/2012 to 12/02/2012

Relocations and In Take
November Closeout
Our Cats after Release
Phone Calls/Emails You Don’t Want to Get

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 11 with in-take at 13…numbers still going the wrong way.
            2          Office/Workshop/Man Cave in Denison
            2          Adoption Group (the 2 kittens from Greenville) 
            4          Barn in Flower Mound
            2          Barn in Aubrey
            1          Adoption

November Closeout:   We placed a total of 45 cats in November in 6 North Texas Counties:
            Colin                Denton            Grayson
            Dallas              Ellis                  Hunt

Our Cats after Release: 
·         Red Oak:  Sophie and Sam are doing well in their new barn home. The owner has prepared a nice, high hidey-place for them and it is working out well. I saw both during the pickup of the equipment. ALSO – there were MANY, MANY mouse bodies in and around their cages…definitely DOING THEIR JOB!  
·         Desoto:  The 4 are hanging out around the main and hay barns and are working. The barn owner is pleased with the rodent body count.
Phone Calls/Emails You Don’t Want to Get: 
·         “No good deed goes unpunished” – quote from Judge Judy:   I received a call from an elderly lady in the Greenville area. She was talking to me but her son was “feeding” her questions/etc. in the background. So, I just asked to speak with him. Both parents are in their 80’s and live in the country.  People continue to dump cats there, they feel sorry for them and feed them, and they breed! Now there about 15 to 20. He had 5 in a cage. After much discussion about the spay/neuter clinic in Greenville, he said they could not afford to get them done. I said Barn Cats would help pay if they can get them to the clinic. I really thought he was trying to “do the right thing” so I said I would take the 5 cats that he has caged…but….they need to be separated. I explained how we do that and he said he had 9 carriers so using 5 would not be a problem. His mom has an empty room and the transfer could be done there. 

      He called back on Friday and said his sister would be bringing the cats to Dallas and I gave her directions. Unfortunately, she had that gigantic cage with 6 cats (not 5 cats) in it together. One door was missing so he had wired some sort of fence piece over it. It was about 6’ tall and on rollers. The cats had a cooking pan and a glass mixing bowl in the cage. There was no food or water or litter box present. IN FACT, the cats had pooped in the mixing bowl – GROSS! To make matters worse, I only had 3 empty cages in the back cat rooms so 2 were set up in the garage….trying to help this family out and now the son refuses to answer his cell phone. 

      Each is now in a separate, clean cage with food, water, and a litter box. All will be tested, sterilized, and given shots on Friday. I would have sent that whole thing back to Greenville but it would only be the cats that would suffer…poor things. I hate it when cats get stuck in a situation like this. ANYWAY – the cats are safe and in clean quarters. I am sorry for the remaining cats. Barn Cats will NOT be able to help with the spay/neuter and/or taking any additional cats from these people.

Thanks following the Barn Cat Blog.  See you next week.     Peg             

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