Sunday, July 15, 2012

7/9/2012 - 7/15/2012

Relocations and In Take
Relocation Slow-Down

Relocations and In Take:   We placed 13 this week with an in-take of 4.    
            2          Barn in Springtown
3          Chicken coop in Aubrey
2          Barn in Parker
2          Barn in Sachse
1          Adopted in Frisco
2          Barn in Bonham
1          Barn in Arlington
Bonham:  We have started paying for the sterilization of cats in Bonham if the volunteers working there have placement for them. We started with 2 males this week. Any cats we save is a good thing! If you can help with the cost, donations are always welcome. You can use PayPal from our website: or send a check to Barn Cats at PO Box 293152, Lewisville, TX 75029.

Relocation Slow-Down:  Not only is the hot weather a problem but I am having knee-replacement surgery on Tuesday. I am not sure yet now debilitating this will be. I know I will not be able to drive but how soon I will be able to “ride” is a mystery. So, this may be the last entry for several weeks – we will just have to “play it by ear”. 

BUT – Keep in touch! We will be placing 60 each month in the fall!

Thanks for following the Barn Cat Blog.

See you next week or the week after.      Peg             

Monday, July 9, 2012

7/2/2012 to 7/8/2012

Relocations and In Take
June Close Out
Three Orange Tabbies

Relocations and In Take:   We placed 4 this week. The weather was too hot and the July 4th holiday kept us from placing them in barns. The Gunter barn has a fan on the cage. 
            1          Barn in Gunter
2          Adoption Group
1          Adopted

“Mimi” was the cat adopted by one of the Barn Cat volunteers. She has been with us for 10 months and was originally trapped at Mimi’s Cafe in Lewisville. Please don’t think that she was in a cage all that time. For most of it she was loose at the volunteer’s home getting used to her dog and other cat.  So – it finally worked its’ way out and “Mimi” has a safe, in-door home!         

June Closeout:  We placed 29 in June and 13 of those were with adoption groups. This gives us a running total of 265 for the year. With the 100+ temperatures, we have to be very careful of putting a cat in a cage in a hot barn.  Counties covered in June were:

Three Orange Tabbies:   Several weeks ago in the Blog I mentioned I had placed 3 orange tabbies in a barn in Bells, TX. Well, they have now been released and all are sticking around the barn! YEAH!  I had been saving those cats for a lady in McKinney who kept scheduling the relocation then postponing it for various reasons then finally (after about 3 weeks) cancelled it altogether. BUT – it appears that they have found a good home!

Cole:  In May, I took a black cat from a lady who got him out of Dallas Animal Services. I placed him about mid-May in Oak Point. Well, it appears that Cole did not like his barn home because he has selected a new home. A vet clinic called from Frisco that a person had found the cat and it is chipped to Barn Cats from Dallas Animal Services. YES IN DEED! If he checked out without leukemia, Cole will be permanently adopted by that lady and become an indoor cat. GREAT!   

Bonham:  Well it appears that city officials are not very animal-friendly in Bonham. The city shelter has cats mixed with barking dogs (very stressful) and virtually no adoption program. They have no citizen oversight committee either. They just kill most of them. Sadly, many cities have not gotten into the 21st century yet. 

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

6/25/2012 - 7/1/2012

Relocations and In Take
Barn Cat Bash
Unfortunate Phone Calls
Neighbor’s Go – Dallas Morning News

Relocations and In Take:   3 out and 6 in – OOPS! 
            2          Adoption Group
            1          Plant Nursery

I have 2 cats planned for relocation but the barn owner is away for the 4th of July holiday.  2 others I have not been able to get scheduled….but working on it!    

I will do the June close out next week. 

Barn Cat Bash:  We had 64 attendees and our BEST AUCTON EVER….over $7,000 raised for the kitties. Every bit of money we raise goes right back into supporting the organization. This was a lot more than last year (I think) because we can now take credit cards and lots of the people were “new” to our auction.     

Unfortunate Phone Calls:   Had two different “battered” wife calls this week. Both were out of our service area – that is the good news and the bad news. However, I was able to get one some help in the Austin area. Another call was a guy that has 32 adult cats and 5 kittens in his apartment! The manager is after him – NO KIDDING! None are “fixed”. I got the SPCA downtown to call him. It takes a large group with a shelter to handle that many cats at a time. What are people thinking? 

Neighbor’s Go – Dallas Morning News:  We had a very good write up in the paper this week. Here is a link to the article: It was in the Lewisville section last Friday 6/29/12. 

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