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July 9, 2020 I have trapped 16 cats from the Hampstead Colony so far. They have all been fixed, given shots, treated for fleas & worms, recovered at my house and released back. The man that owns the building where they live outside IS feeding them and giving fresh water. All of these cats are feral. I have kept TWO of the adults: The gray mama cat that was pregnant (she is now tame & has 7 kittens in my guest room), GRIGIO (who is now tame and was hurt horribly from being hit by a car) and 5 more kittens that I have plus 1 more kitten that I got another rescue in Charlotte to take. She was too young to just be alone and when I grabbed her, as she ran by me, it several months ago. I didn’t have any other kittens then.
The Pender Co Animal Control has done some of these cats for free, except that I have to pay for the blood testing and deworming. Now the free clinic is closed and I am having to go to the Cape Fear Spay Neuter Clinic which charges from $85 – $120 per cat. I have three more cats at the colony to trap and fix. I have the mama cat and her 7 babies plus the other 5 babies that all need to be fixed & 3 sets of shots.
MARY KAY – ADOPTED!
CARBON – New Rescued Cat Ready for Adoption
BLAZE – New Rescued Kitten Ready for Adoption
CHEEKS – New Rescued Kitten Ready for Adoption
INKY – New Rescued Cat Ready for Adoption – web profile soon!
GRIGIO – New Rescued Cat Ready for Adoption – web profile soon!
FUZZY – New Rescued Kitten Ready for Adoption – web profile soon!
WUZZY – New Rescued Kitten Ready for Adoption – web profile soon!
GRAY MAMA CAT- Not ready for adoption yet
7 KITTENS – Not ready for adoption yet
$120 Mama Cat
$120 One female feral still needing TNR
$160 Two male ferals still needing TN
$960 ($120 x 8 female kittens)
$340 ($85 x 4 male kittens)
$400 food & litter (feeding 2 cases of canned food per day/ $400 (per month)
$2,100 total if no other needed vet care…..which is always needed!
March 8, 2020 The TNR project in Hampstead that I am working on is going right along pretty well. I have trapped eight cats now, out of the 25, and had them fixed, shots, dewormed, etc., and released.
They have been pretty sick, with upper respiratory infections, so I have given them antibiotic shots and I hold them until they are feeling better. One of the cats had horrible bite wounds on his tail…….poor thing! He is recovering longer also until his tail has a chance to heal up. Sending some pictures for you to see.
I hate releasing them back outside. All of them are hissing, spitting and growling at me when I trap them, and after a week of recovery & lots of good food, they just love me to pet and scratch them!
At least they are getting fed daily by a caretaker and they do have pretty good shelter behind this office complex. Sad for me, though, because I get so attached to each one of them.
February 13, 2020 It has been a whirlwind here! As soon as I moved here I discovered a colony of about 25 cats behind an office building very close to my house. NONE of the cats were fixed and many of them looked sick.
I found out that the Pender County Animal Control has a wonderful program here to fix feral cats for free! I only have to pay for any extras that I need. I have trapped, fixed and released 2 cats so far. They were both female, so I recovered them for a week in my garage. I have NO lodge!!!
They were fairly healthy and I felt ok about releasing them back. There is someone who feeds them, makes them shelters and gives them fresh water every day. That is the best I can do for them at this point is to just get them fixed, shots, Revolution, etc., and set them free. I would give anything if I could have than sanctuary that I always wanted!
Here are the 2 kitties that I TNR’d successfully. Also, here is a picture of the three cats I captured tonight and will be taking in tomorrow. That is only 5 so far, but that’s a start and 20+ cats to go!!! I have a bad feeling that the Russian Blue Mix kitty is blind.
Please remember FURR and pass along that I am still working hard to save as many cats as I can! FURR still needs LOTS of help……..financially & your prayers.
Thank you all & I miss you VERY VERY much!