Sunday, January 25, 2015

Blog 01/19/15 to 01/25/15     

Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails:  Expectations 
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Kittens at Animal Services
OMG (Oh My God):  Rescuer Gone Bad
Relocations and In Take:   Placed 14 this week with intake at 16…ouch!
            2          Barn in Crandal (Lady, Molly)
            2          Barn in Whitewright (2 from Denison)
            1          Garage in Plano (Soleil)
            6          Adoption Group
            3          Bonham Rescue

Our Cats after Release:   Picked up in 2 locations but did not get any pictures. 
1.      Celina:   Sammy and Meadow were placed in this garage.  Sammy is making himself know but Meadow is being more elusive.  HOWEVER – there is lots of action in the litter box so both are still around. 
2.      Gunter:  Toby and Tessa went to this workshop.  Like Sammy above, Toby is making himself know to the family each time they are out there.  Tessa – not so much! 
3.      Ponder:  Got an update on Shaggy.  He re-appeared about over a month.  GEEZ!   …and he looks good.  You Never Know!   

Bad Calls/EMAILS:  Expectations
I get emails and phone calls all the time of people who EXPECT you to take their cats and resolve a problem that they have had for months/years AND do it yesterday!   Sorry – this is our slow season.  I can help you in March, April, and May but not so much how.  I have too many “moving due to divorce”, hoarder, and illness situations to deal with now.  All cages are full and I have 8 in my family room. 

BMG:  Kittens at Animal Services
I know I should not have gone over there….
A local Animal Services organization called with two feral kittens…a black torti and a gray torti.  OH SO CUTE!   Little bitty hisses!  So now they are in my family room – GO FIGURE!  

OMG:  Rescuer Gone Bad
I took in 4 cats from a lady who took kittens out of animal services to “get them adopted” – except when they did not get adopted, she CONTINUED to take kittens out.  Now they are older and ARE NOT SOCIALIZED!   There were 80 cats originally in her 1,000 sq ft house.  Now there are 50 left and I just took the first 4 that are un-adoptable PLUS one of those 4 tested positive for leukemia.  Now there is a bigger problem!   BUMMER!           

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

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Blog 01/01/15 to 01/18/15     

Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails:  Update
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  No Entry This Week
OMG (Oh My God):  Cats Placed in Virginia
Our Cats in Anna
Relocations and In Take:   Placed 12 this week with intake at 1.
            2          Barn in Waxahachie (Sarah, Bitzy)
            2          Garage in McKinney (Montgomery, Oregano)
            1          Workshop in Waxahachie (Becky)
            2          Workshop in Corinth (Heckle, Jeckle)
            5          Bonham Rescue

Our Cats after Release:   Picked up in 1 location. 
1.      Waxahachie:  JB and Berry went here in December.  When I called to pickup equipment, they asked for an additional cat….so…Becky went there.   JB and Berry are still inside the workshop.  

 JB – Now Miss Kittie
Entry Before End of the Year:  Received an emails from a lady who started feeding a cat last June when its’ owner passed away.  Now the cat is sick (wheezing, stopped eating, etc – classic upper respiratory infection) and she wants someone to take it.  Well, she says she can get it into a carrier but HAS NOT YET!  AND SHE WAITED UNTIL A HOLIDAY WEEKEND TO DO ANYTHING!   I cannot help that cat until she gets it into a carrier or a trap AND when the vet clinics are open – not a holiday weekend.  We shall see if she follows through…???
Update:  Never heard from her again.  

BMG:  No Entry this Week

OMG:  Cats Placed in Chesapeake, VA
I received an email requesting cats in Virginia – a little outside our service area.  I gave the barn owner some “general info” and also sent copies of emails from her area that were trying to place some cats.  WELL – it worked out and “Mama” and “Papa” are doing well at a beautiful horse farm.  YEAH!    

Our Cats in Anna
Placed 6 in Anna in 2014 and received some recent pictures…so….here they are!   Cats are doing well in their workshop.

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

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Blog 12/31/14     

Weekly BLOG on Vacation until JANUARY 18, 2015

2014 Closeout

761 Cats Placed in the 37 North Texas Counties that we service

“Best Year Ever”

30,484 Miles Traveling delivering cats and picking up equipment


“Thanks” to the Barn Cat Volunteers (Nancy, Julie, Chris, Donna, Peg) and Board Members (Elaine, Susan, Dusty, Kelly, Jamie)

“Thanks” for all the financial contributions and support we received in 2014! 

PS:  Barn Cat Bash – June 7th at Bistecca (formerly Grotto) in Highland Village!