Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Phone Calls You Don’t Want to Get:
Relocations and In Take: We placed 3 this week with in-take at 9…oops…numbers going the wrong way again!
1 TNR (trap/neuter/return) in Dallas
1 Flower Mound
1 Van Alstyne
I may have only placed 3 but I was “all over the map” picking up equipment from completed relocations.
Our Cats after Release: With all the equipment pickup, I saw:
· Cole – big black cat that we put in Crowley. He “owns” the barn now and seems to love his new environment. He has lots of animals and people to deal with and is thriving.
· Spanky – youngster from Greenville who was found along the side of the road with a car-related injury. He went to Telephone, TX which is north of Bonham. He follows the barn owners around and “helps” with their chores. The other two cats there have accepted him so all is good in Telephone!
· Gracie and Mack Daddy – older torti and a big black and white. These two went with Motown (more feral cat) to a barn in Fairview in Collin County. The barn owner wanted black, friendlier cats. Gracie and Mack Daddy are friendlier but not black – Motown is black but not really friendly except to the caregiver that brought her to Barn Cats. I did not see Motown but Gracie and Mack Daddy were roaming around and looked good! The barn owner had followed our suggestion and purchased a llama from Rama Llama Ranch. Llamas along with donkeys and Great Pyrenees dogs chase off coyotes…so….I was very pleased to see that llama patrolling the area and taking care of our cats!
Calls You Don’t Want to Get: This one was unbelievable: Remember the hoarder from Valley View who gave us 26 kittens and 4 nursing mothers on the Memorial weekend of 2011….he was back on the phone this week. Last year I left him with 4 or 5 traps to get the ferals that are loose in his house. Four months later – NO ACTION – I called the Chief of Police to get our traps back. Now he has 4 litters of feral kittens from those cats. I told him last year that this is a “one time shot”. We cannot continue to do this over and over. He did not complete the task and NOW it is out of hand again. I need to admit – I have not called him back because I truly do not know what to say and if I could even be civil to him.
Thanks for following the Barn Cat Blog. See you next week. Peg