Blog 06/22/15 to 06/28/15
Relocations and In Take
Our Cats after Release
Bad Calls/Emails: Two Hours Away
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan): Relos Slow Down but...
OMG (Oh My God): New Cat at Alamo
Relocations and In Take: Placed 13 this week with intake at 7.
2 Garage in Cedar Hill (Stella, Max)
3 Workshop in Gunter (Tiger, Little Mama, Vanna)
4 Adoption Group (Sally, Lenny, Fluff Fluff, Buddy – a dog!)
4 Bonham Rescue
YES – I placed a dog with an adoption group this week. It was released to the Flower Mound Animal Shelter by an owner who could no longer take care of it. The owner is a tenant of one of our barn placements so she sent me an email. FMAS released the dog to me and he is now with an adoption group – not a kill shelter. GEEZ!
Our Cats after Release:
1. Waxahachie – Lucy and Danni were placed in this barn/workshop. They have not been spotted but food is disappearing…all good.
2. Ennis – Fluffy, Rowdy, and Jeremiah were placed in this barn. All are still around but Fluffy and Rowdy are showing themselves regularly to the children of the barn owners.
Bad Calls/EMAILS: Two Hours Away
People call and (it seems like) they expect you to rush right over there and trap the cats they are worried about. WELL – the trapping needs to be done by the feeder or the person living near there then transported to Barn Cats after sterilization. This person called on Saturday, is crying/crying/crying over the phone and has no transportation. You know – I am sorry for the cats but there are only so many hours in the day. We are dealing with 30 to 40 cats at a time and you are feeding 7…you do the math! ALSO – we are now in our slow season due to the extreme heat. I have to be very careful about putting cats in a HOT BARN in a cage for a 2-week relo period. I took out fans with both relos this week but that only works if there is electricity in the barn/shed area. So, I can help this person in September who is two hours away but only if she traps the cats and/or works with Feral Friends or some other TNR group to get them here. I had to yell at her to get her to stop sobbing. These people have little to do and obsess over the cats. I gave her some options, asked her to decide what she wants to do, then call me back.
We shall see...
BMG: Relos Slow Down but Cat Calls Continue
Above, I explain that this is our slow season for placements. Barn owners are thinking about vacations, June weddings, when to take the kids to camps, etc. Thinks will pick up in September but the many calls/emails continue for me to take in cats. This happens each year with the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter. We take who we can when we can but I need to concentrate on the in-danger cats or the injured cats.
OMG: New Cat at Alamo
There was a black cat at the Alamo when the Mexicans took it from the Texas patriots. In more recent times, an orange tabby lived in and on the Alamo grounds. It was taken care of by the staff and controlled rodents for them. That cat passed away last summer. It has taken a year but there is now a new calico making her home in that historic residence. This picture was from our Fox station here in Dallas. Miss Isabella Francisca Veramendi De Valero has big shoes to fill!
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