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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 has been busy! I just got word this morning that she trapped a pregnant cat in her yard! I’ve lost track of how many cats she has backyard TNR’ed but it’s quite a few! She’s thinking the pregnant cat might be an abandoned friendly.versatileblogger113

Lenore recently gifted Backyard TNR with my first blogging award, the Versatile Blogger award! Yea for Lenore! Yea for me!

Thank you Lenore! I’m not feeling up to following the rules today, so I will politely set the rules aside and again say thank you Lenore of My Feral Family!

The large cooperative trapping that was scheduled to take place at the end of February in a nearby rural town didn’t happen. Why didn’t it happen you ask? Did someone drop the ball? Well, it didn’t happen because the organizer couldn’t find any unsterilized feral cats!

She walked door to door in town covering nearly all the houses. She met several people who are actively caretaking feral colonies and these kind people have already had all their feral cats spayed and neutered! What a pleasant surprise! So, the event was cancelled for lack of unsterilized feral cats!

The event organizer wasn’t satisfied to selfishly reclaim the time she had set aside for trapping, so she also went door to door asking if people wanted their tame pet cats spayed and neutered for free. In the end I believe she took in over 20 tame cats to be spayed and neutered. What a great service for her community!

I’m still hoping to get a large cooperative trapping going here in my city. I’ve been asking around for trouble spots and thus far haven’t heard back from anyone about any. I’m sure they are out there, I just need to find them. I’m thinking of posting an ad on Craigslist asking if anyone knows of any out of control feral cat populations in the city. I’ll let you know how that goes!

2 Responses to “kind of slow”

  1. Marg says:

    That is a good idea about Craigslist. Wonder if that will work. I have had several cats come through here but I can’t get anywhere close to catching them because one fights with one of mine and the other one just plain runs as fast as he can from me.If I put a trap out, I will catch all of mine. Very frustrating.

    • thecatguy says:

      Yes, selectively trapping one cat out of many is not easy! Especially when the desired cat doesn’t come around often and comes around at varying times. Hanging out with a drop trap is probably the most effective way to selectively trap, but that takes lots and lots of time! Good luck Marg!

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