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Category Archive for 'Trapping'

kittens galore!

I volunteer with the Community Cat Coalition and part of what we do is to teach others how to TNR and caretake their community cats. There are way too many free roaming cats for us to TNR all by ourselves, so we hope to get lots of others trained and watching out for their cats. […]

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After some time, I came to learn the gray and white kitty in the trap was not the mama I was looking for. Her frequent vocalizations told me that she was probably someone’s tame cat. A TNR friend happened to be nearby and helped me assess her. She determined that indeed the cat was friendly, […]

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trapping mama and babies

I recently got the email that is so common to rescue folks, a person is asking for help after seeing a mama cat and kittens living under their shed. The site is only a few miles from me, so I was asked if I wanted the project. I said yes. One particular challenge with this […]

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a hero for the animals

Helping out with TNR has many benefits; one such benefit is helping to restore my faith in humanity. In my work I hear many difficult stories of how people harm other people and animals, so to get to meet kind people who really love and care about animals really buoys my spirit. I’m currently assisting […]

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fork étiquette

It’s important to know how to correctly wield a trap divider. Improper use can lead to devastating consequences. Trap dividers are a very handy TNR tool, when used properly. They are used most frequently in the post surgery recovery time to secure a cat in the trap while changing the bedding or adding food. CORRECT […]

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beware the coyote

Later in the night, after trapping the one cat and resetting the two traps, I talked with my TNR mentor. I shared with her about this TNR site, being in the middle of no-where, with no houses around for miles. She was a bit surprised that we were leaving the traps open all night, she […]

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lessons

The more I do TNR the more I learn. One way of learning is to learn from mistakes. I hope to share some of those mistakes with you all so everyone can learn and hopefully avoid them in the future. This afternoon, we set three traps along a stretch of road in the middle of […]

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win and lose

I’ve been helping out on two different TNR projects lately. One site is at a local park, where there have been reports of two orange cats hanging out. Some other trappers set up four traps around the park, and I’ve been going down early morning and late at night to check the traps.   After […]

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trail cam

I setup a trail camera in the park on Sunday night to get pictures of whatever was eating the food. When I viewed the pictures on Monday the only pictures were of me placing the camera and of the person who restocked the food Monday morning. Whatever ate the food eluded being photographed! I read […]

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neverending BP saga

It’s been a long, long week of TNR work. Oh my, too long. I haven’t had much time to write up everything, but finally I got a moment. So, here’s a quick summary of last week. You may remember that a week ago Saturday we trapped three kittens, which left two more to get. Those […]

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