Sunday, December 17, 2017

Blog 12/11/17 to 12/17/17

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:  Broken Phone
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan:  UPDATE:  Cats from San Antonio

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 8 this week.       
2          Back porch in Sanger (Lola, Madera)
3          Barn in Rhome (Larry, Curly, Moe)
3          Shed in McKinney (Kevin, Marvin, Barney)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Prosper:  Elvis, Klondike, Juniper, and Newton went to this barn.   Three have been spotted and are living under the chicken coop…well…that is where the rats are!  GO GET UM – Boys!  
Calls/Emails:  Broken Phones
I made arrangements to take 4 cats to a location on a Sunday over a week ago.  The property owner called and asked to postpone the relo so that she could do some rearranging in the barn.  OK – no problem…but then she did not call back.  I left her a message early in the week wanted to set it up for either Saturday or Sunday but she never returned my call.  On Sunday I received a call from a different cell that her phone was broken.  She is getting a new one on Monday.  Well – may or may not get this one scheduled before Christmas…???   …and now it is getting really cold next weekend.  BUMMER! 
BMG:   UPDATE:  Cats from San Antonio
Original Entry:  I received 4 cats from a local rescuer.  The paperwork was filled out ahead of time and just given to me.  When I looked at it, these cats are from a San Antonio suburb, are 7 years old, and two have a lot of white on them…ALL BAD!   PEOPLE:  There are plenty of cats here – why are you taking them from another part of Texas?  I know there are bad situation everywhere.  I get those calls, too.  I would be willing to bet that someone appealed to her via Facebook so she took in the cats without asking any questions THEN DISCOVERED THEY ARE NOT SOCIALIZED!   So – give them to Barn Cats.  I made several phone calls and also discovered a few things: 
1.  The organization that did the vet work HAS A BARN CAT PROGRAM.
2.  These cats have never been outside for their entire 7 year lives. 
OK – Another phone call to a cat sanctuary in that same area and she is going to take them in plus another 1 year old that was found with a can stuck to its’ head.  They will be going to the San Antonio area on 12/18.   GOOD FOR THEM!  Nice long lives in a protected area.  Why didn’t this happen the first time!   
UPDATE:  The cats are traveling on Monday, 12/18/17 back to San Antonio via a transporter from Killeen.  I am meeting her in Hillsboro at noon.  Will be glad to get these “kids” to their “forever” home at the Cat Sanctuary.  That will be my Christmas present to myself!        

I received a call from a member of a local humane organization that a cat that was micro-chipped to Barn Cats was living in her back yard in Lantana.  I did some research and discovered an AMAZING STORY: 
HERE ONCE:  Petey was given to Barn Cats by an adoption group in 2012.  I placed her in a barn in DeSoto with 3 other cats but she left and went to a backyard just on the other side of the pasture.  They turned her into to the Tri-City Shelter who called me. 
HERE TWICE:  I then placed her with another cat in a very nice barn in Bartonville in 2014.  BUT – she took off again and went to Lantana.  This time a local vet clinic called and I picked her up.    
HERE THREE TIMES:  I placed her with another cat in Argyle in 2015 but she only stayed 2 weeks.  The other cat is still there.  They were happy to hear that Petey is okay! 
HERE FOR THE FOURTH TIME:  Well, what now?  I will get her tested and shots updated this week but I think Petey is at Barn Cats to stay.  She is 6 or 7 years old now and obviously is not going to stay in a barn or garage or backyard.   Welcome Home, Petey!  

Thanks for following the the Barn Cats Blog.      Peg     

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