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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Feline Investigation: Approving Feral Rescue


You all know I have recently been suspicious of Mom L’s  recent activity…outside my castle. Well I now have my first inclination as to what she may be up to…but I still suspect…as an expert member of the Feline Bureau of Investigation…that there is still more to her story.

Savvy suspects Mom L

Of course, my long time readers will immediately realize that Mom L has been to yet another SNIP Clinic (Spay, Neuter Impact Program)…not that the first photos is Mom L’s…*proud ears*.

This clinic is done quarterly at our county public shelter, closed on Sundays, but they give SNIP access to the surgery and all the space needed to offer rescues and the public the opportunity to bring in community cats (aka ferals), in traps, for low cost spay and neuter. The cost is $15 USD and includes spay, neuter and rabies vaccination and other vaccines as well as flea treatment and any simple dental work and/or wound treatment and even sometimes, a quick mani/pedi!!

Early morning admission is a very busy place…

One side is for TNR and RTF rescue; the other for the public

One side is for TNR and RTF rescue; the other for the public

That’s my first rescue human, in the blue vest, Ms Tammy…she pulled me before being killed and fostered me until I could go to a safe no kill facility, Kitty Corner.

Ms Tammy and Mom L worked with Ms Eileen to do admission for the public community cat intakes.  On Sunday, January 31, SNIP spayed and neutered and treated about 103 community cats!!!

Some of the patients were not purrleased with their day…but I know that they will no longer be able to reproduce and that they will be returned to communities where they have long been fed well and cared for. (hover over photos to view captions)

So many of the patients are not completely feral. They live in humans’ back yards, are cared for and just need to be spayed, neutered and vaccinated for rabies and other common cat diseases.

This is the recovery room. It is kept very quiet and respectful of the kitties and all that they have gone through to come to this clinic for spay and neuter.


Mom L totally luvluvluvs doing this special clinic, held 4 times a year. And this best part about this clinic…DAD P JOINED MOM L…

Mom L Dad P

And last but not least by far…Mom L greeted her Return To Field pal Ms Julie. Ms Julie is the founder of Outcast Cat Help which is the only transfer partner at this time with Contra Costa Animal Services. Mom L just completed her training to become a Feline Express Driver for this program…lots more to come about that!

Founder Ms Julie of Outcast Cat Help

Founder Ms Julie of Outcast Cat Help

I am working on a really great blog post for Return to Field and Mom L’s first experience with Ms Julie…stay tuned!!


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43 thoughts on “Feline Investigation: Approving Feral Rescue

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  3. A wonderful thing Mom L and Dad P do Savvy..more peeps need to be aware of the work rescues do and how it impacts lives..saving lives and preventing more helpless kitties..Bravo! 🙂 we are all as proud as punch here 🙂 Loves Miss Bev xx

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  5. This is AMAZING!!!!! I read this with such excitment and pride. Wow these people HELP! and they Rock. Thank you for such n indpiring post


    Well done Dad P!!!!

  6. Marty the Manx on said:

    So glad Mom L got to participate again. All these great peeps are doing such important work for these kitties.

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  8. Your mom is such a tireless worker for kitties in need, and we salute her. How nice that your dad is joining her in her efforts. Mom loved the photo of them together. She sends lots of love. XOCK, Lily Olivia Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  9. Pawtastick report Savannah! Yur Mumma an Pappaw an Lady Julie an Lady Eileen an all thee rest are thee BEST fur helpin thee feral katss down there!!!! Issn’t it grate to have pawentss who care fur all thee katss; not just us???
    ***Hi-5’sss*** Dhartha Henry =^,.^=

  10. We are so thankful for Mom Linda and Dad Peter sweet Savvy and all the others who do this wonderful work. What a blessing they all are to the kitties that need the help. Mumsy sure likes your Mom’s tennis shoes…so cute. Love hugs and nose kisses all around from Pooh, Chancy and Mumsy

  11. pilch92 on said:

    Your Mom and Dad are great! I wish our shelter divided ferals and the public, I had to wait in a big line which I am sure stressed the feral I had with me even further.

  12. Your Mom and Dad are heroes for those homeless cats. They will be healthier and happier.

  13. Paws up to your mom and dad, Savvy. What they are doing is SO important to help decrease the population of unwanted kitties.

  14. That is a wonderful thing that your mum and dad are doing! What a great result that was to spay/neuter etc. 103 cats!

  15. S & S……Gods blessing ten fold two yur mom, dad, and all de werkerz who helped theeze kittehz…..103 community cats ???? AWESUM….total lee AWESUM…

    heerz two a freshwater hatchetfish kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  16. You must be so proud of your mom’s work. We might need her help someday.

    Emma and Buster

  17. Oh my mouses, Savvy! Your mum and dad are doing such great things even if it does mean they occasionally come home smelling of other cats.


  18. Savannah you must be so proud of Mom L and Dad P as they sure are special people. Real men do rescue and we are all better fur it!
    Thanks to all the wonderful people who do this important work
    Timmy, Dad and Family

  19. I think this is what they call *have a heart for animals*, Savvy. We love those shoes of your peep too. Granny has a picture of pussycats shoes, that she made a few years ago, when she was in Turkey…no no, not thát turkey..MOL… They are pawsome 😀 Pawkisses for a great weekend 🙂 ❤

  20. Thanks to both of your humans for helping abandoned and feral cats!

  21. That is such a wonderful project and super terrific that your Mom & Dad help out like that!!!

  22. I love the way so many folk come together and give time space and skills to help the cats…..and do it 4 times a year. Fantastic!

  23. yes… real men rescue cats… I’m so glad your mom and dad help to make this cold world a little warmer… I think that’s a super excuse for being absent from your palace :o)

    • Dad P really enjoyed doing the work..and he worked! He carried the cats in their traps to the area where they get sedated…the traps weigh about 5 pounds…about 2.2 kg and then add the cat’s weight…you can only carry them with one hand hanging onto,the handle at the top. Can’t hold them from the bottom cuz the trap only has paper…and some cats are very scared and will claw through the cage. Poor kitties but they will have better lives now

  24. Amazing people! It’s wonderful work they do.

  25. What an amazing service for the kitty and human community! I guess that makes it worth the mysterious behavior, then. Well done, Mom L and Dad P. and so many volunteer friends!

    Love and licks,

    • Hiya Cupcake. There must be at least 50 during the day, and then there are volunteers who come in the night before to do setup…they have to lay yards and yards of paper on the floors we all walk on, tap,it down and so much more…then the volunteers who stay late Sunday to clean it all up

  26. What a super number of ops!

  27. I love these clinics and think they are just about the best thing EVER! Of course you are proud of your humans’ participation in these, Savvy – I am too!

  28. Well done to Mom L and Dad P. This is furry impawtant work and so We are sure that you have furrgiven your Mom for being absent, now that you know what she has been getting up to.

  29. This is really important work!

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