Sunday, October 8, 2017

Blog 10/02/17 to 10/08/17

Seeking someone to take over Barn Cats, Inc.:  I would like to officially retire as Executive Director in 2019.  I can retain the fundraising pieces but would like to stop the relocations, equipment pickups, phone calls, and emails…the day-to-day stuff.  I will be available for consultation.  If interested call or email Barn Cats…972-315-2875

Our Cats after Release
Calls/Emails:  “Albert” – Living the Good Life Now!
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  Cats Under Hwy 121 in Lewisville 
OMG (Oh My God):  “Poncho” – FIP – BUMMER!
Goody Goody Truck – “In Case of Accident, Grab a Cup”

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 18 this week.      
3          Shed in Gordonsville (Carmina, Shinny Pete, Badger)
3          Barn in Argyle (Sheila, Tanner, Ms. Kitty)
1          Backyard in Lantana (Albert)
3          Barn in Burleson (Chipper, Trixie, Sheldon)
3          Barn in Weston (Galaxy, Golden Boy, Helen)
2          Garage in Fort Worth (Keanu, Joseph)
3          Barn in Mesquite (Frances, Fiona, Angel)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Argyle:  Emilio and Sally went to this barn home and are doing GREAT! 

2.     Hillsboro:  Rowdy and Riley went to this sheep ranch in Hillsboro.  Both have been spotted on the property and the rodent population is down. 
3.     Midlothian:  Princess and Queen went to this front yard in town in Midlothian.  The property owners were afraid they were gone – but – both have now been spotted early in the morning AND one had a rodent in her mouth – HA HA!  
4.     Flower Mound:  Smitty and Sofia went to this riding stable.  Both have been spotted when the office folks were there late in the evening.  I tell them “dawn and dusk” to spot them – YES! 
5.     Gainesville:  Figaro, Binx, and Elvis went to this home in Gainesville with a large shed.  Binx and Elvis are living outside but Figaro is IN THE HOUSE!   This is Figaro. 

6.     Kennedale:  Cindy, Suzy, and Tyler went to this barn property.  The girls have been spotted and are going well.   Tyler…???
7.     Blue Ridge:  Mac went to this barn/shed combo.  They see him each day – so all is well.

Calls/Emails:  “Albert” – Living the Good Life Now!
Received a call from a homeowner in the Lantana area.  They need an outside cat to take care of rodents around their pool and vegetable garden.  In this situation a friendlier cat is always needed.  About that time, Albert came to Barn Cats.  He was already neutered and living in an Albertson’s parking lot in Grand Prairie.  A rescuer got him in a trap and got him tested and shots updated.  I set a time to get Albert to Lantana on Wednesday afternoon.  Well, it was their daughter’s BIRTHDAY and she wanted a cat.  WELL – Albert hit the jackpot.  He now has a loving caregiver, a swimming pool, and all the canned food he has ever wanted.  WAY TO GO, ALBERT!   From a grocery store parking lot – dodging cars and probably living in a drainage ditch to a loving family!  

BMG:   Cats Under Hwy 121 in Lewisville
Last Monday, I was going to All Care in Coppell my usual direction under Hwy 121.  Well, a Russian Blue teenager ran in front of the truck and scared me to death.  WELL, I can just not leave him there.  I got out a carrier that I always have in the truck, crawled over the railing, and pushed him into the carrier.  I was going to All Care so “Georgie” went with me.  Unfortunately, he tested Positive for Feline Leukemia.  We euthanized him with group cremation that afternoon.  He was probably thrown out by some idiot on the freeway.  But, he did not suffer.   THE NEXT DAY, I was on the same road and a similar looking cat was run over and dead in the same area.  OH GOD!   I called Animal Services and had the body picked up.   There are 400 adoption groups in and around Dallas/Fort Worth and still uncaring people toss adoptable animals along the highways.  I HATE PEOPLE! 

OMG:  “Poncho” – FIP – BUMMER!
Poncho was a wonderful little boy that came from Lewisville Animal Services.  He was so loving but never seemed to feel good.  We started antibiotics but 6 days later, he still had a fever of 104.  Geez!  After some bad blood work, the clinic decided it must be FIP and recommended that I put him to sleep.  WELL – Monday was not a good day – Poncho and Georgie both put down.  I cried.

Goody Goody Truck – “In Case of Accident, Grab a Cup”
Saw this on Main Street in Lewisville.  WORKS FOR ME!   

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg

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