Sunday, December 31, 2017



Blog 12/25/17 to 12/31/17

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 info@barncats.org

Happy New Year!

Relocations
Our Cats after Release
December Closeout
2017 Closeout
2003-2017 Totals by Year
Calls/Emails:   Fish Hook in Cat’s Mouth
BMG (Bitch/Moan/Groan):  Extreme Cold
OMG (Oh My God):  King Carl in Ennis

Relocations and In Take:   I placed 11 this week.  All have heaters or heat lamps with them plus our double winter hidey boxes, rugs and blankets to cover the cages.      
5          Shed in Grandview (Churchy, Johnny, Jimmy, Hank, Midnight)
3          Workshop in Ennis (Matrix, Avalon, Kelly)
3          Garage in Royce City (Tammy, Taylor, Mama)

Our Cats after Release:    
1.     Celina:  Casey, Hendrix, and Perky went to this brick shed area at a home in Celina.  All are doing well.  One had an upper respiratory infection.  I got her a shot of Convenia and she is fine now.       
2.     Workshop in Ennis:  Carl, Price, Pibb, Sprite, and Fanta went Ennis.  I just added 3 more to the mix.  See below for more info.  All are doing well and Carl is the new “King”!    

December Closeout
Placed 48 in December in 11 North Texas counties:


Bexar               Denton            Hunt                Van Zandt                              
Collin              Ellis                 Johnson          Wise
Dallas              Fannin             Kaufman        

2017 Closeout
Yearly Placements           701
            Total Placements          7,765
            Miles Traveled           39,502

2003-2017 Totals by Year                                                                                                                                                                                                     
2003
31
2004
295
2005
410
2006
399
2007
462
2008
652
2009
593
2010
476
2011
482
2012
511
2013
720
2014
761
2015
543
2016
729
2017
701
TOTAL
7,765


Calls/Emails:  Fish Hook in Cat’s Mouth
It is the last day of the month/year and I just received a call from a location in Rhome, TX where one of the cats they feed on their porch has a fish hook caught in its mouth.  I told them to get a live trap.  Lowe’s sells them for $50.  Also, some feed stores have them to loan.  He intends to grab the cat with welder’s gloves and then clip the hook so it falls out.  The cat is eating from one side of its mouth – so that is good.  This is a bad day – Sunday – vet clinics are closed unless the PetsMart vets are open.  You can also go to an emergency clinic – there is one is Grapevine. GOOD LUCK and THANKS FOR CARING!     
                                                                                               
BMG:   Extreme Cold
Excuse me:  This is Texas!  We should not be having a HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 20 degrees!  This is going from Saturday evening of 12/30 well into next week.  Above freezing estimated for next Wednesday.  GEEZ!       

OMG:  King Carl in Ennis  
The volunteers and I have described Carl at as a bad-ass!  He was always hissing – would not get into the carrier for cleaning – WORLD WAR THREE trying to get him into the carrier to go for the relo.  Now he has turned friendly in Ennis – would have never expected this.  We think he may have been hit in the head by Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.  Here he is checking out the new “girls” I placed there on Thursday.  Now he has a harem, too!

 

Thanks for following the Barn Cats Blog.            Peg      
                                                                                                             

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