Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Finding Community Cat Caregivers to Help!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

My Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) program is gonna be one of my best Paw It Forward Projects ever!! And our team of committed volunteers are gonna make this happen for sure.

This last Saturday seven volunteers canvassed seventy-eight homes in a neighborhood that is part of our pilot for Targeted Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) work. We went door to door with our PDVC brochure, a door hanger about “What Is a Community Cat” that is written in English and Spanish and we took a lot of good will with us!

Getting organized

Our volunteers have already been trapping in this neighborhood but they still found about four additional homes we need to help with spay, neuter. It was great that they all saw several kitties with ear tips!! YAY!!! PDVC has been making a difference. And the residents were all really helpful and appreciative of what we are trying to do to humanely reduce the community cat population in this neighborhood.

Our bonus for the day was having a resident PDVC has already been helping with TNR of his small eleven cat colony let us know where a mom cat stashed her four babies!!

Miss Jeanne and Mom L and Miss Sarah were on getting those kittens and mom cat fast! Kittens were easy to pick up and get into a carrier.

Where is our Mom!

Mom was wanting her kittens but she was wary. She was so tiny herself, likely less than a year old and about five pounds tops!!

I want my babies!

So Miss Jeanne and Mom L set up a mom cat trap using the kittens as bait. I posted about them doing this last year, remember? The kittens stay in the carrier, door closed. A humane cat trap is set with one closed end against the carrier and the triggered door at opposite end set. The whole contraption is covered in towels to make it a safe feeling dark space.

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Mom hung around for about three hours, never going into the trap. Finally Mom L put some smelly fishy cat food in the trap at the end nearest her kittens and bang!! Mom cat was so hungry herself and worried about her kittens that she finally went into the set trap.

I hope you had a great Saturday ‘cuz I am sure proud of the productive one Mom L and Dad P and the team of PDVC volunteers pulled off! Mom cat and kittens were taken to our county animal services where kittens, already weaned, will go to a foster until adoption and Mom cat will be spayed this week and returned to her caretaker. No more kittens for her!!! She is practically a kitten herself but she was taking good care of her first litter.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

Friday Smiles from Friday Memes

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This week I am featuring some of our kitties from Project Delta View Cats flagship community cat colony at a local city park.

That is sweet orange Garfield being led to the food station by his ever present tabby buddy Walter. They are great friends in this colony. Garfield is almost fifteen years old and in desperate need of a dental. He gets his special soft food meal once a day and as much as he can eat.

And this is our newest little cutie pie who was dumped here from another area. We know this because she has an ear tip, and WE didn’t give that to her!! She is still shy but such a darling kitty. We still have not named her. If you were to name this kitty, what would it be??? Give me a shout out in comments!!

This is a photo of our former kitten fosters Rocky and Chloe!! Rocky is STILL the huggy guy he was as a kitten!! And Chloe still tolerates her brother!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

Project Delta View Cats Has Arrived!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I promised to share what Mom L and Dad P have been up for almost two years.

Stop the press!!! Breaking News from Savannah’s Paw Tracks!!!

When we moved to our final forever home in Pittsburg, CA, Mom L and Dad P found more abandoned, stray community cats than they have ever known. Their work began with the kitties in the photo collage below.

The orange kitty is Pumpkin, living on a street corner for eighteen months after being abandoned when guardians moved from apartment near us. The kittens are Rocky, Jessie and Chloe, born in a neighbor’s closet and they could not afford to spay/neuter them and their mom Piper. Mom cat Mandi and her kitten Andi living at the Elk’s Lodge near us and Strider, who lived his sixteen years at our River View Park cat colony.

These kitties led Mom L and Dad P to create a program we hope you will support—Project Delta View Cats.

Who we are

We’re Project Delta View Cats (PDVC), a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Pittsburg, CA, working tirelessly to stabilize the city’s abandoned community cat population through a targeted Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. The mission of Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) is to promote and provide humane management of community cats within the City limits of Pittsburg, California. Educating the community is our primary goal! We are starting this summer to work with our local public schools.

Where we operate (Pilot area)_

We are currently identifying and helping to trap abandoned community cats along our city’s waterfront neighborhoods.

Our partnerships make us unique

For 15 months, we’ve been working on lining up our partnerships with the City of Pittsburg, Contra Costa Animal Services, Community Concern for Cats, and Friends of Contra Costa Animal Shelters to promote and deliver humane management of abandoned community cats and to conduct ongoing targeted TNR.

PDVC elected to NOT become another 501 c3 community cat rescue. We do not have a referral line for city residents to call when they need community cats trapped. We are PRO-active, not RE-active. We are going door to door searching each segment of our pilot neighborhoods to educate residents about spay, neuter and help those who feed community cats get them spayed, neutered and medical care if needed. Our unique Neighborhood Cat Watch residents will alert us whenever a new cat enters their neighborhood so we can immediately TNR that cat.

We are creating a “Humane Community Cat Management and Education Program In A Box”!!! We will make sure other cities anywhere can follow in my, Savannah’s, paw tracks!!

How you can help

Donation: All donations are tax-deductible and are slated for food, vaccination, spay/neuter, purchase of traps and recovery cages, and additional medical costs for any sick, injured or end-of-life services.

  • The cost to spay/neuter one cat is $45-65.
  • The monthly food cost for one colony cat is approximately $18, being fed once daily for the River View Park/marina colonies. Our volunteers spend about $4,000 to $5,000 per year to feed 40+ cats along our public waterfront.

Our donation web page is www.deltaviewcats.org.

Volunteer:  Join us and help make a difference! It’s exciting and rewarding!

CONTACT MOM L AT: INFOPDVC AT GMAIL DOT COM

You don’t need to live here!! We are desperate for volunteers who are familiar with Face Book and Instagram to help us keep our social media channels filled with fun stories, interesting cat facts. We have tons of photos and will share with qualified social media users.

There you have it!! We sure do hope some of my readers are willing to join us “purr-tually” and agree to become contributors, editors for our Face Book and Instagram social media network.

We are gonna ROCK HUMANE COMMUNITY CAT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION AND SERVICE with youR support and real time help!!! Let’s teach the community cat rescue world how to save them all through partnerships!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

 

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