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Basic TNR Class video

I haven’t had much time for trapping cats in this last year but I have continued to teach our regular Basic TNR class for the Community Cat Coalition. This past class, a professional videographer volunteered his time and put together a nice video of the class. If you want to learn how to TNR but […]

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Surprises

Thankfully, I’m pleased to report that this large, seemingly never-ending, TNR project is finally wrapping up! When we started we walked around the neighborhood and knocked on doors to gather information and teach people about TNR. We met a wide variety of people from many different socioeconomic classes. One big dude in particular was very […]

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roller coaster

Thank you everyone for leaving such kind and supportive comments. I consider each one a gift. The emotional roller coaster continued today. I had three cats to take to the clinic. One I knew was sick, so when I got the dreaded call from the clinic I knew it was going to be bad news. […]

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hard choices

I stopped by the TNR site this morning to check traps and review the pictures, just as I have been in the routine of doing. Non-eartipped trapped cats go right to the spay/neuter clinic and eartipped cats get released. The camera had been pointing at the kitten nest for the past 24-hours, so I was […]

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challenges

Saturday was a long day of TNR. Traps were set and then we waited. And waited. This is in a neighborhood with a lot of active children. Kids can make trapping challenging as they can scare away the cats, but they can also provide lots of information about the cats. If anyone is going to […]

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babies and more babies!

It was a busy weekend of TNR activities at the mobile home community I’ve been working on. We started trapping early last week in one lot and already have trapped 2 kittens and 7 adults. On Saturday, we walked around the community, gathering information about the community cats. You know it’s going to be an interesting day when […]

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It’s been a full week of TNR! Lots of checking traps and early morning visits to the spay/neuter clinic. So far, we have trapped nine cats/kittens at this site. Guess what’s in this covered trap? This adorable bundle of fluff! So far we have two 8-week old kittens with more to get yet. Out of the […]

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a report of kittens

Not long after wrapping up the previous project, we got a call from a resident of a large apartment complex. She feeds 4-5 adults and had just recently seen a kitten. So, we drove out to assess the site. It’s a large apartment complex that borders a mobile home community. A fence separates the two […]

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trapping challenges

The scope of the TNR project was unclear from the start. One report was 1 mom and 4-5 kittens, another person said 10-12 cats, many of them kittens and another person figured there were a lot more. Not knowing what I was in for, I borrowed 12 traps and made 12 s/n appointments, 10 for […]

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cooperative trapping – day 1

The big cooperative trapping is underway! The mobile spay/neuter clinic has been reserved and will show up on Tuesday, so today’s goal was to trap 30 cats! The fun started in the early morning and by the time I arrived around midday, 18 cats were already trapped. The project is spread out over a large […]

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