Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blog 11/17/14 to 11/23/14     

Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails:   Fundraising Scam (DANGER)
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Spayded is not a Word
OMG (Oh My God):  7 Cats to be Spayed
Memorial for Zorro
Community of Squeezepenny, TX   

Relocations and In Take:   Placed 13 this week with intake at 1.       
2          Workshop in Valley View (Pushy, Tigger)
2          Garage in Plano (Squash, Pastel)
2          Garage/barn in McKinney (Nitto, Amy)
6          Barn in Frisco (Leo, Sugar, Monty, Mandy, Marty, Mouser)
1          Adopted in McKinney (Happy)

Our Cats after Release:  Picked up equipment in 1 locations this week.
1.      Crossroads/Aubrey:  4 youngsters from Arlington were all placed in this barn with free-range chickens and a giant pot belly pig!  I saw all 4 (3 are black) and got some pictures to share.    


Bad Calls/EMAILS:  Fundraising Scam (DANGER)
I received an email that looked like someone was trying to make a donation to Barn Cats.  It was from a Christ Fellowship Church and started out with “I just wanted to follow up if you got my below email sent on 19 September 2014.”  Well – the text used broken English and just the 19 September 2014 is not standard US treatment of a date.  I DID NOT RESPOND but started some searches on the internet.  Discovered this is a scam.  This is how it comes down:  “Funder asked if we could wire money to another organization in Kenya because the funder was not able to send international wires.  RDDC (?) consulted with our board and drew up a MOU (?).  We insisted all funds be deposited in our account and cleared before wiring funds onward.  Funder sent additional funds and these checks were deposited into RDDC’s account.  Funds cleared out account, but a stop payment was issued five days after the clearance.  Some of the wires to Kenya had already been processed by that time.”  So all you non-profits out there beware!  

BMG:  Spayded is not a word!
When a female cats is sterilized, we call that a spay.  The past tense is spayed.  Some folks put an extra “D” in there – spayd-ed!  WRONG!  It is one syllable – not 2.  This is not a hard concept and it drives me crazy.  AHHHHHHHHHHH!

OMG:  7 Cats to be Spay
Our Bonham folks make appointments for cat spays and neuters at a vet clinic in Trenton and Honey Grove.  One lady made an appointment for 7 cats to be spayed this week.  WELL – she missed the appointment because HER HUSBAND LET THE CATS OUTSIDE!   IDIOT!  She had not re-scheduled, either.  This sounds like the classic CONTROL ISSUE with the husband.  I have run across this before.  She did not get his “permission” so he fixed it so she could not get the cats to the appointment.  OH BROTHER – it is always something!  

Memorial for Zorro
Zorro was a black and white cat that was found during the very cold weather we have been having.  A concerned lady found him and brought him to Barn Cats.  Zorro was severely congested.  I took him to the vet on Monday and they gave him a Convenia, fluids, and aB-12 shot.  On Wednesday, he was breathing heavily and seemed worse…so back to the clinic.  They knocked him out again (as you have to do with a feral) and Dr. Jim noticed an expanded belly.  He stuck in a needle and got out fluid that he diagnosed as FIP.  So, Zorro was put to sleep that afternoon.  BUMMER – I know we cannot save them all but I would like to.  He is not wheezing anymore.  RIP Zorro!   

Community of Squeezepenny, TX
I went to a barn in an un-incorporated portion of Collin County.  To get there I passed through the community of Squeezepenny.  WHO KNEW!  The proof is in the signage. 


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

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