Woofie in a Cat Trap?
HIYA! SAVANNAH HERE!!
The woofie in a cat trap is hopefully gonna be up for adoption soon. Here is this guy’s back story. A #HappyTailsEnding brought to you as another Paw It Forward project.
*doodly, doot’n, doodle—doodly, doot’n, doodle—cell ring*
“Hello, Savannah here. Oh hi Miss Lisa, let me meow for Mom L, hang on—Moooommm!! Ok Mom. (back to Miss Lisa) ummm—Miss Lisa, she is sayin’ the same thing to you she always says to me—hang on a minute”
And there you have the beginning of the story.
Miss Lisa volunteers with Homeless Animal Lifeline Organization (HALO) in their TNR program.
I think she is one of their trapper extraordinaire persons! She has devoted the last two plus years of her life to humanely managing the exploding community cat population in the east part of my county—one cat at a time and sometimes 30 at a time!! There are approximately 170,000 community cats in that area of my county alone.
Now about the woofie in the cat trap. Miss Lisa is trapping at a few mobile home parks and one of them asked her to trap a little woofie who had been living off of outdoor cat food for about a month. She trapped him, managed to get him neutered, vaccinated, and had a small fatty tumor removed from his front chest.
Miss Lisa needed someone to transport the woofie over to Berkeley Humane Society (BHS) for them to put him through a behavior assessment and a medical assessment.
They are about forty five minutes from our home. Mom L had already contacted the Director, Mr. Jeffrey, to set up the assessments. We were hoping they might take him and find him a new home.
Mom L had to wait for the assessments so she spent some time checking out the cats who were on site for Adoption Day.
Mr. Gray was having a great ole big stretch.
Next cage proves that adult cats are far more comfy when on exhibit in a quiet environment, unlike most pet supply large store settings.
Just one more visit then Mom L had to dash to learn the assessment results for the woofie.
Alas, woofie appears to have some other medical challenges, neurological which may be affecting his balance and his hind quarters are starting to atrophy, etc. He is over eight years old so some medical challenges associated with being a senior woofie. BHS houses the woofies for adoption in kennel runs and it was determined, rightly so, that this woofie would suffer mentally from being housed alone in such a kennel and therefore, not show well to prospective adopters. We all understood, and Mom L brought the woofie back to Miss Lisa.
By now you think he outta have a name, right? Well Miss Lisa named him Trident. Can you guess why? Remember she is a cat trapper. Okay, she named him Trident ‘cuz it has the letters “TNR” in it!!
Trident and Mom L had a pretty intense chat on the way back to Miss Lisa.
MomL—”why of course you can Trident. What’s going on buddy.”
MomL—” Dearest Trident, of course another human will welcome you into their life with open arms. Miss Lisa and I will make sure of that. Just put on your ‘rescued face’ because that part is done! Now we are on to the ‘get a permanent home’ part”
Trident is being talked about amongst a couple of local 501 c3 rescues who take on senior woofies. Trident will have a loving place to spend his senior years along with all the medical he needs as his toofies are very bad and he needs some special loving care. His toofies will be taken care of soon, so if you know anyone in the San Francisco Bay Area, in California, USA who adores senior small woofie family members, perhaps Trident will be their next family member?
If you are interested in helping Trident, get in touch with HALO, Voicemail: 925-473-4642, or email at halo at yahoo dot com. Be sure to mention that Trident is housed with Miss Lisa, the cat trapper extraordinaire.