Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Trapping Momcat

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy asked about trapping Momcat to make sure that there are no more unwanted kitties. That is indeed in the works. Last week I trapped Patches Man, the local feral tomcat. Here he is in the trap, very scared, poor guy.

He was neutered on Thursday and released again. I saw him last night and he looks fine. He just ran like crazy when he heard my voice, and who can blame him!

The lady I volunteer for runs a local trap-neuter-return program. She is kindly allowing me to sterilize the cats through her program, so I don't have to pay for everything myself. That is really great, b'cause, frankly I cannot afford it. However it does mean I can only trap certain days, especially when I trap a female, 'cause the vet needs to say it is OK for me to bring a female for spaying the next day. At the moment I'm waiting to hear when I can take Madness, but Momcat is next on the list. I saw her when I fed Monday night, so it should just be a matter of time before all the stars align (meaning the vet, Momcat and the weather) before she will be trapped and spayed.

I also need to appologize for not being able to get to everycat's blogs lately. Things have been a little busy, but I'll try to take a peek at all the blogs today, but might not have time to comment everywhere.

17 comments:

Millie said...

Cecilia, Mom says you're the bomb.

Emma's Kat said...

I like that Millie! Good rhyming! And yes, Cecelia, what a great thing you're doing!

Daisy said...

I agree that is a great thing you are doing. Even though it does not cost you any money, it sure takes a lot of time, energy, and dedication. You are wonderful!

Forty Paws said...

That is wonderful that you feed a colony and do TNR!!! Tons of hard work and we admire you for it!!!
Luf, Us

Dragonheart said...

Like everyone else has said, it is wonderful work that you are doing. It still costs you time and effort!

Don't worry about visiting blogs - we all understand that life gets busy at times!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh what a good job you are doing helping all of the kitties! Spay/neuter & release is a great program and you are very dedicated to keep working so hard.

Latte

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

What a generous heart you have to do this.

So...do we call the newcomer Midnight or Maddie or what?

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Yay, yoor a furry good bean. Momma seded she wuz gonna try to raze munees fur yoo to gets her fixted. TNR is a grate thing, it's how mom gets most of her foster kitties!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

You're awesome Cecelia! That is a lot of emotional stuff too trying to get them so badly. Thanks for all you do!

Kimo & Sabi said...

What a furry nice thing you are doing for the kitty community! Now them feral kitties can have congugals all they wants w/ out worrying about unwanted pregnancies :)

momsbusy said...

what you are doing is more important than leaving comments. get to it when you can.

i admire your efforts and success in helping the kitties. i think it wonderful that lady is allowing you to get the kitties fixed in her program.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

What a wonderful thing you're doing. Keep at it and keep us posted here.

~J&B

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That is terrific all the care that you give to cats that need your help!

China Cat & willow

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Wish we had a TNR program around here, but then we might not have Munchkin...anyway keep up the good work.

mannyed said...

Hey Crazy Cat Lady hehehe!

You are such an awesome kitty caregiver!!

Patches and Mittens said...

What a wonderful person you are, to help so many kitties. Thank you.

CalicoMom Toni

P. S. I have tried 5 times to comment, the word verification always is a red x. Hope this time.....

Annie said...

Hello Cecilia - I have been lurking around here since December or so, and I'm so glad to hear you've found Dobby's sister! (And wouldn't you know, first time I want to post something, the comments stop working.) ;)

I'm certain Midnight is "LB" - she looked around 1 month old in the pic from November, so she should be around 4 months old now. Feral moms start weaning their kittens around 3 months, which would fit right in with her starting to show up for food a month ago, and that she found the spot where you've been feeding her mother is a further confirmation of her identity - she probably found the place by following Mom there. :)

I think she is a bit too young to be spayed though - at least I prefer to time spaying at 6 months, and/or after the first heat, to make sure that the removal of the hormonal growth incentives too early doesn't interfere with the kitty's further development.

In any case, you are a wonderful person! So some people would think you're a CCL? Sign yourself CeCiLia, and be proud of it! ;)

Annie