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Monthly Archive for August, 2012

bonus kitten

Today was one of the hottest days we’ve had this year. When I checked the temperature this afternoon it was 86°F (30°C). That’s warm for here. On the walk home from work this afternoon, I decided to walk by the RH site to see how things were looking. I was quite shocked when I saw […]

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second assessment

I count myself extremely fortunate to have my friend Nancy as a TNR mentor. She has lots of experience working with cats and she is amazing at working with people. She’s tackled some sizable TNR projects in her time. Having her teach me the ropes on this project has been invaluable. Together this afternoon, along […]

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Oliver

Oliver was my first TNR cat. He started showing up in the winter of 2011, skinny and skittish. At first he always kept a great distance from me. Over time I was able to trap him, get him neutered and win over his trust. Today he’s the sweetest cat. Every morning he lets me carry […]

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lost cat

On the way to work yesterday I saw a Lost Cat poster. I read the information on the poster and was impressed that the owner placed a poster so far from her home. In the past I would see such a poster and feel sad and say a prayer for the kitty and move on. […]

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first site assessment

Earlier this afternoon, I had my first onsite meeting to walk the neighborhood with the house owner and the current tenants. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the site and fine tune the scope of the project. The main part of this project will be to focus on trapping all the kittens and […]

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spay/neuter’s are scheduled!

I was starting to fret about the long wait that may be required to trap the kittens due to limited spay/neuter availability. It was looking like we would be nearly a month away from trapping, but thankfully, NOAH, a local animal adoption and spay/neuter center had availability on the exact day I was hoping for! […]

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I knew that when I decided to take on the coordinator role for the large collaborative TNR project that there would be many details to work through. Trying to figure out the order of operations is quiet the challenge. There are so many factors to account for, the toughest so far being the scheduling. Finding […]

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another day of trapping

Trapping feral cats at the LS site continues. I stopped by in the early evening and found two more traps full. Total is up to 14 cats trapped now, at least one is pregnant. And there are still more cats yet to trap. This site is proving to be like many where the estimated number […]

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project management

A request for trapping recently was posted to the CCC Yahoo Group. The site location is really close to my house, however, I have never managed a TNR project before, especially one of this scale. The first report was 12-15 cats. I decided to accept the request and now am working out the details of […]

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trapping assistance

I was recently invited to help another trapper set traps at a site. Since the invitation came I was excited at the chance as it feels like it has been ages since I have gotten some trapping field experience. We arrived in the middle of the day and the 15 cats we were there to […]

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