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tis the TNR season

TNR season is starting to heat up again. Yesterday, I assisted with the preparation efforts on a cooperative trapping. A 180 unit mobile home park has a ever growing colony of feral cats that needs attention. So, yesterday, a team of us went around the park talking with people about TNR and asking if they […]

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talk to the neighbors

One of the little things we do when we are working a TNR project is to talk with the neighbors. It’s good to find out from a neighborhood perspective how many cats there are and who is feeding them. It also gives us a chance to educate about TNR and inquire if they happen to […]

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TNR Ops Center

I’m a big believer in setting myself up for success before jumping fully in. This past Spring and Summer, I have been constructing my very own secret TNR Operations Center in my garage. What is this you ask? It’s a place to house and do my TNR work. I like for all my TNR equipment […]

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helping out

I had the opportunity recently to assist with a humanitarian (catitarian?) project. A man was out of a job and just on the verge of being homeless. He was staying in someone’s garage temporarily while he looked for work. He loves his cats and did not want to lose them, so when he asked a […]

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kind of slow

Backyard TNR activity has been rather slow for me these last few months. I’ve only seen a couple of new cats come through the yard, but they never seem to come back. I’m still working on my strategy for how to trap cats that rarely come by. Meanwhile, my friend Lenore at My Feral Family […]

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recent happenings

Things have been kind of quiet here on the TNR front. I haven’t seen Goliath lately, so I may have missed my chance to trap him for a neuter check. Hershey has found his forever home. I continue to work on some holding pens for cats. I’ve been working on preparing equipment, improving supply storage […]

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perspectives

While the brown tabby recovers, I decided to advertise that I had found a cat in hopes that his owner might claim him. I posted a few signs around the neighborhood, brought a sign with his picture to the nearby vet’s office and placed ads on Craigslist. I have already received a few inquiries from […]

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Feral Cat Day 2012

Thanks to Alley Cat Allies, today is National Feral Cat Day! I celebrated Feral Cat Day yesterday by helping a lovely retired couple, Ken and Doris, in the trapping of their feral colony so they could be spayed an neutered. They live near a large green belt and have seen hundreds of feral cats over […]

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extra warmth

Guess what I found at the local Petsmart?! They had outdoor kitty heating pads in the clearance section! So, you know what that means – we now have two more heating pads for the feral cats!! The first new one is already in place, under Oliver’s extra bed on his back porch (to the left […]

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Finding balance

The more I get involved into TNR the more I like it. It’s rewarding in many ways. The challenge now is learning how to decide how many projects I can take on while also maintaining my sanity and life. There will always more cats that need to be trapped and altered than I have ability […]

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