Saturday, December 13, 2014

Blog 12/08/14 to 12/14/14     

Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails:   8-Month Old Cats
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Missing Equipment    
OMG (Oh My God):  PayPal Scam

Relocations and In Take:   Placed 16 this week with intake at 7.
            5          Barn in Pilot Point (Lucy, Belle, Simone, Mercedes, Andrea)
            3          Barn in Rockwall (Taco, Rocky, Grayson)
            6          Adoption Group (Austin, Teddy, Lola, Morris, Christa, Millie)
            2          Bonham Rescue    

Our Cats after Release:   Picked up in 4 locations but only saw one cat in Gordonsville.   
1.      Frisco – Leo, Sugar, Monty, Mouser, Marty, and Mandy went to the giant barn.  I saw Monty but not the others.  The food is disappearing so I feel confident the others are still around.        
2.      Plano – Squash and Pastel went to this garage in Plano…where the equipment was stolen.   Cats are great – not so much with the caging!
3.      McKinney Area – Nitto and Amy are now living in a playhouse in rural McKinney.  Both are doing well.

 4.    Valley View – Pushy and Tigger were placed in this workshop.  They are GREAT and handling the rodent problem…but they scared the homeowner when getting down Christmas decoration boxes.  The decorations are (however) covered in rodent urine – gross! 
Bad Calls/EMAILS:  8-Month Old Cats
Received a call from a lady that had been feeding a cat that had kittens in the spring.  Now they are 8-months old and NOW she is worried.  YES – I’m worried, too!   They will soon be breeding with each other…yes they do that!...and with mom.  Plus she has cancer and cannot drive very far.  It is now our slow season with the holidays and colder weather.  Referred her to Feral Friends for the up-front work – stop the breeding.  Making this worse, she lives in a town with a low-cost spay/neuter clinic.  GET IT DONE WHEN ONE SHOWS UP – IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE!            

BMG:  Missing Equipment
The Plano relo location put out the equipment on Thursday for me to pick up.  I got there and the caging was NOT THERE.  He did put it out and now it is gone.  I really think (because it was trash day) that someone thought it was being thrown away.  That size caging is no longer made so it cannot be replaced.  We are out in the cold!  WOW – what next? 

OMG:  PayPal Scam
I received 3 emails from “PayPal” this week with an attachment that asked for LOTS OF INFORMATION like my social security number.  I pulled up the website and called Customer Support.  It is a scam.  PEOPLE:  If something does not feel right, DO NOT COMPLETE AND RETURN ANYTHING!   Check it out first – most likely a scam! 

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

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