Sunday, March 31, 2013

03/25/2013 to 03/31/2013


Relocations and In Take
March Close Out
Our Cats after Release
Phone Calls/Emails You Don’t Want to Get
Calls you WANT to GET
THANKS to Feral Friends

Relocations and In Take:   21 left this week with intake at 23 – Still going the wrong way! : 
            2          Barn in Oak Leaf (Oscar and Blackie)
            2          Barn in Ovilla (Percy and Zena – Warrior Princess)
            3          Barn in Midlothian (Peg, Tommy, Teddy Jack)
            3          Barn in Prosper (Diane, Dena, Dana)
            3          Barn in Melissa (Crookshanks, Peace, Ginger Snap)
            5          To adoption groups (Kandy, Andrea, Vicky, Raccoon, Pity)
            2          Euthanized – Bummer!  (1 really sick and 1 FELV +)
            1          Neuter and Return (Time)

March Close Out:  It was a good month for us…62 placements in 8 counties:
            Collin               Dallas              Denton            Ellis
            Fannin             Grayson           Johnson           Smith
            …and 1 to CALIFORNIA!   

Our Cats after Release:             
·         Blue Ridge:  One of the torties has escaped from the cage. I think she will stay around because her sister is still caged….HOPE SO! These are two from the Tyler rescue.

·         ADOPTION:  Vivi, Tristi, and Monkey have all been adopted into forever homes….YEAH!  

·         McKinney:  Harley is doing well at the barn in McKinney. I made an appointment to pick up equipment on Friday – BUT – the barn owner had a traffic accident on the way to meet me and – well – still have outstanding equipment there. She was not hurt – GOOD NEWS!

·         Oak Leaf:  Jason is doing well there. He was in the hidey box with his ears pinned back as usual. I think he is so cute! Nipsy, however, has not been seen and may have taken off.   BUMMER! 

·         Oak Leaf:  Keri and Jojo have taken up with the other cats on the property and are doing well.
Phone Calls/Emails You Don’t Want to Get: 
·         Dallas Hoarder (Update):  I have received a total of 18 with 3 still left to be re-trapped. I will begin placing some of these cats this week, I hope.     
·         YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS (Update - again):  The 4 friendly cats that I gave to Feral Friends – well –
§  One was NOT pregnant
§  One was pregnant but not far along – litter aborted
§  One was pregnant but the doctor could not tell – opened her up and then sewed her back up – litter on the way
§  One was obviously pregnant and we are waiting for these to “pop”.

Feral Friends has set up a “nursery” for all these pregnant cats!  

·         Keene Hoarder:  We started taking cats from this situation on Monday of this week. Pam with Feral Friends went with me. The house is NOT in bad shape – unlike the Dallas situation – but she is moving in a month. Took over 13 carriers for the inside cats and 4 traps for the outside cats. She got 6 packed up while we were doing a transfer of the Dallas cats to my truck. That was really good news. However, when Pam called to pick up additional cats on Thursday, she had not done anything….oops! Last Monday morning when we were going there at noon, she called me and tried to cancel. I THINK most of these folks are depressed and find it difficult to deal with this type of task. BUT – if they will just get it completed, then this major project is DONE. I am afraid this is going to drag on all of April!  …and, of course, she has no transportation!  

·         Denison:  An elderly lady, who we have worked with before, is now in a rehab facility and will not be allowed to return home. There were 6 cats in the house and 3 outside. Rhonda went over there on Wednesday evening (full moon) AND A MIRACLE HAPPENNED!  She got all 9! I had set up caging in my garage – never put un-tested cats in the house – and we knew from previous experience that there is feline leukemia in that neighborhood. She arrived at my house at 10:30 that night. Of the 9 – all but one tested negative: 
§  1 went to adoption group right away (very pregnant)
§  4 are friendly but may be “older than dirt”
§  3 are feral
§  1 was euthanized – FELV +

Calls you WANT to Get:  Received a call from a barn owner in Ennis that has multiple barns and sheds over 200 acres and wants 9 to 12 cats! YES! Music to my ears! The first three have been scheduled for Tuesday next week and I will look at the rest of the property when I deliver those three. 

THANKS to Feral Friends:  They received a donation of 3 pallets of dry cat food this week and gave us one pallet – MANY THANKS for sharing! Normally we spend about $130 every two weeks on dry cat food – IAMS. The donation was of Hill’s brand – also good stuff! 

Thanks for following the Barn Cats blog.  See you next week!           Peg

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