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BP site

I’ve recently started a new TNR project. This one came to my attention from another volunteer in the Community Cat Coalition, Penny. Several reports of community cats, struggling to make a living. One person has reported 5 kittens, 5-6 months old and another person reported several adults and a few kittens. So, I’m guessing there are 5-7 cats with most of them being kittens.

The location of this site is a local community park. The site doesn’t have any covered spaces for the cats except for a dense wooded area. It’s not optimum for ferals. There is a very large business adjacent to the park, but not many places there suitable for cats either. Thankfully a few of the kind hearted employees took it upon themselves to provide food for these kitties. One of the feeders reports that she is able to pet one of the Siamese kittens while another holds back a few feet from her just watching.

Wooded area of park where ferals were getting fed.

Spay/neuter appointments have been made for next weekend. The plan is to try to trap at the end of this coming week. We went ahead and setup traps that are secured open so we could start feeding the cats in the traps, which acclimates them to going into the traps. Since the traps are in a public park, we had to secure them to trees using locks as we don’t want the traps to sprout legs and walk away.

Three traps setup as feeding stations.

Penny and a woman who first reported the cats will be replenishing the food twice per day. We are hoping to setup a wildlife camera too, so we can see exactly how many cats are feeding there, that way when it comes to trapping we will know if we have them all or not.

Depending on how many cats and their ages, we may end up relocating them. If we get mostly kittens, we will try to find barn homes for them. Penny has offered to work at taming the two semi-friendly Siamese kittens. This site is not great for ferals as there is not good shelter nor protection from predators.

4 Responses to “BP site”

  1. Katie Isabella says:

    HEART felt good wishes!

  2. Fuzzy Tales says:

    Oh, good luck, Phil! Fingers and paws crossed!

    BTW, I subscribed to this blog ages ago, in Reader, and don’t get any updates. What’s up with that? (Rhetorical) I’ve just added my email to the subscribe list now, so I hope I’ll get the updates!!!

  3. Marg says:

    Wow, good for you to go to all that trouble. That is so terrific that you and the other are doing all this for those cats. My favorite subject is trapping feral cats and returning them to there place or to a better place. They do need some sort of shelter.
    What a good idea to put up a camera to see how many there are. Good luck to you.

  4. We would like to say a big THANK YOU for all your work with these feral cats and kittens.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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