Sunday, January 31, 2016

Blog 01/25/16 to 01/31/16

Our Cats after Release
January Closeout
Bad Calls/Emails:  Cat Sick in Relo
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Microchip Not Registered
OMG (Oh My God):  Good News from East of Tyler

Relocations and In Take:   We had 13 placements this week.    
            5          Adoption Groups (DaVinci, Cole, Connor, Celia, Cory)
            2          Barn in Ennis (Ernie, Eddie)
            2          Garage in Denton (Tawney, Oscar)
            2          Backyard in Argyle (Miss Persia, Scarface)
            2          Shed in Pickton (Johnny, Jamie)
All our cats going out these cold days/nights are getting winter hidey boxes, rugs, blankets to cover the cages, and either a heater or a heat lamp. 
Our Cats after Release: 
1.     Arlington:  You will love this – we went to pick up equipment on Wednesday.  I made an appointment with the lady, exchanged emails and texts, and when we got there, she had not released them yet.  GEEZ!   So, she was to release them that night and we get equipment from her next week.  This is Toulouse and Rogue.  They are great, but still in that cage as of last Wednesday.  
2.     Argyle:  Bo is still in his cage on that back porch but he is FINALLY going out to sniff family members and be much friendlier.  This is great news!  Here are 2 pictures:

January Closeout
We placed a total of 44 which is good for a January.  Many of those went to adoption groups and not barns….it is just sooooo cold.   We were in the following counties:
            Collin              Denton            Rockwall
            Dallas              Grayson          Tarrant

Bad Calls/EMAILS:  Cat Sick in Relo
Got a phone call on Thursday evening that “Hunter” was all goopy at the Van Alstyne barn.  Usually that is just the result of an upper respiratory situation so he needs a Convenia shot, a B-12 shot, and usually some fluids.  At least Van Alstyne is just off I-75 but is still an hour drive from home.  In the summer it is much easier to get a cat from a cage because we leave that carrier in the big cage as their hidey box.  In the winter, we use plastic tubs with a hole cut in it so their body heat is contained.  So, it is much harder to get him out of that tub than to just pick up a carrier and close the door.  The good news is that he ran from the tub into the carrier and off to the vet we went.  Sometimes it does work out and I still have 10 fingers!

BMG:  Microchip Not Registered
I received a call from Dallas Animal Services.  They picked up a cat with a chip that is registered to Lewisville Services.  I took that cat from them and placed it with an adoption group.  They had the chip number in their database so I could trace it to a transfer last November then I could fold our paperwork of what group took it.  Looks like the new owner did not register it in their name – but it was still showing Lewisville so we could find the paper trail.  Hope “Brandon” can now be returned to his owner.  

OMG:  Good News from East of Tyler
Three years ago I went into East Texas with 3 cats for a farm.  I received a call from that property owner with a cat-related question, but she said ALL THREE cats are still around.  YEAH!  That is what we like to hear.  They had a great hidey place for them and I guess it has all worked out.  Nice to have good news for a change.       

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.          Peg

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