Monday, August 4, 2014

Blog 07/28/14 to 08/03/14     

Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
July Closeout
Bad Calls/Emails:   Release of Cats
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Got that Cat from Animal Services
OMG (Oh My God):  Feral Cats in Gladewater, Texas

Relocations and In Take:   Placed 15 this week with intake at 8.       
3          Barn in Collinsville (Laverne, Shirley, Rita)
3          Barn in Collinsville (Camden, Blackpool, Mama)
3          Barn in Lipan (Mommy, Kiki, Patches)
2          Backyard in Duncanville (Willa, Pippa)
1          Barn in Justin (Beetle Juice)
2          Barn in Royse City (Leo, Axle)
1          Back porch in Celina (Ms. Kitty)

July Closeout:  We placed a total of 39 which is good because I was out of town for 3 weeks.  The county count was 7.
                                             Collin          Dallas        Denton        Erath       
                                             Fannin        Grayson   Hunt            
Our Cats after Release:  Picked up equipment in 5 locations this week.        
1.      Gunter:  Poppy and Mrs. O'Hara went to this barn in Gunter.  I did not see them but Poppy was spotted on Saturday night late.  GOOD! 
2.      Royse City:  Louie, Nikki, and Grace went to this barn.  It was raining and we did not see anyone. 
3.      Union Valley:  Susie, Chloe, and Daisy went here to this potting shed.  The property owner was not home so we did not get to go inside…just got the equipment (still raining) and went home. 
4.      Southlake:  Midnight, Callie, and Princess went to this barn.  The ranch manager had brought the equipment to the side of the house – so we did not get to see any of the kitties! 

Bad Calls/EMAILS:  Release of Cats
I am getting lots of calls from folks needing to release cats.  We help when we can but like everyone else we cannot take them all.  I have 18 cages and when they are full – we are full until some are placed in barns.  The other issue is that we never take kittens:  they can be carried off by a hawk in the daytime or an owl at night.  Also, we have to be careful this time of the year and not put cats in a 100 degree barn for a 2-week relo period.  If there is a fan, it helps but some barns do not even have electricity.  I am ready for Fall!

BMG:  Got that Cat from Animal Services
From last week, the cat from Lancaster Animal Services bit a vet tech at the clinic we use.  The clinic cat, Sugar, spooked her when they were taking blood for the leukemia test…so…now she is in 10-day rabies quarantine.  OH BROTHER!  She was at Lancaster for 2 months and we are sure she will come clean – but this is the law…so…Chatty Cathy stays at the clinic for 10 days. 

OMG:  Feral Cats in Gladewater, Texas
Gladewater is outside of our service area…2 hours travel time in and around Dallas/Fort Worth.  BUT – we will try and help out if we can.  Animal Services has told this lady to get rid of our outside cats and she has found a group in Kilgore to help her.  They have connections with a BIG RANCH with multiple barns in Gilmer.  I am concerned that they may not be familiar with the way to contain the cats so they have a successful relocation.  Barn Cats will go to Gilmer and use our caging if they need help.  We shall see if they call.   

“Thanks” for following the Barn Cats Blog.  See you next week!          Peg

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