Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Woofie in a Cat Trap?


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.

dog medical, dog rescue

Just snoozing away the whole car ride

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.

adult cat rescue berkeley humane society

Oh Hi lady! Wanna check out my paws n claws?

Mr. Gray was having a great ole big stretch.

berkeley humane society cat rescue

Check out my bright green eyes, nice, huh?

Next cage proves that adult cats are far more comfy when on exhibit in a quiet environment, unlike most pet supply large store settings.

adult cat rescue berkeleyhumanesociety

I can see you lady—go on—this is my good profile

Just one more visit then Mom L had to dash to learn the assessment results for the woofie.

mainecoon berkeleyhumanesociety

I am not here—I am power thinking my way to my home

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.


Can I talk straight up with you Miss Linda?

MomL—”why of course you can Trident. What’s going on buddy.”

berkelyehumanesociety, senior dog rescue

*sigh* I don’t think anyone is gonna want me, not ever

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”

senior dog rescue

OK, I’ll look ahead to my future, & a human bed buddy

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.


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26 thoughts on “Woofie in a Cat Trap?

  1. Awww… Trident is a real cutie, for sure. Paws crossed he finds his forever home, really soon. Purrs, Seville.

  2. There must be someone who will look into Trident’s eyes and see what he has to offer.

  3. Trident is utterly handsome and that sweet face should seal the deal super soon!

  4. Mom L continues to do great things. We are all so proud of her. We’ll be purring and praying for Trident. He sure is an adorable woofie. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  5. We shared your post and hope Trident finds a home soon.

  6. Trident is pretty cute for a woofie. Paws up to Mom L and Miss Lisa for helping him.

  7. Flynn on said:

    Trident looks like a sweet woofie. I hope he soon gets his forever home.

  8. dood…..we send all de best oh two dayz fish….bloo gil, perch & herring… that ya findz….. & iz IN…… yur new for everz bye tax day ♥♥♥♥ 🙂

  9. The OP Pack on said:

    Trident deserves a wonderful new home. We will cross our paws for him.

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  10. What a cutie – and what a tough life he probably has had for a very long time. Even with the challenges ahead for both him and his forever family, we think there’s a lot of good woofie time ahead for everyone. POTP to Trident…..

    Hugs, Sammy

  11. Oh man, this guy had me in tears. Bless you TNR Trident and may fortune favour you with loving and wonderful home.

  12. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Trident is adorable. We’re glad you can help him, and we hope he will find a forever home. Purrs

  13. Two French Bulldogs on said:

    Kudos to you for saving every furry body
    Lily & Edward

  14. he’s a cutie….we hope he gets a new home quick!!

  15. Trident buddy, you are so very adorable that I’m sure someone will adopt you soon. Just put on the same expressions you did for the camera and you’ll sell yourself.

  16. he is so lovely, everything crossed her finds a home soon

  17. Trident you are so adorable. Am sure you have a furever home waiting for you already.

    Emma and Buster

  18. What a hansum doggie Trident iss Savannah!
    Wee will purr an purray sumone fallss fur those beeuteefull puppy eyess an takess him home fur ever!!!
    ***paw patsss*** Dharth Henry xxxx an {{{hugs}}} LadyMum

  19. Poor Trident living on the streets for a month! I hope he finds a wonderful forever home soon. He’s such a cutie.

  20. That little face is irresistible. Mom and I said prayers gor him. We have great hope for Trident.

    Love and licks,

  21. I shared your post and I hope the cute little pup find a home soon… like the beautiful cats… the ginger kitty reminds me a little of your cousin Leo :o)

  22. Good luck, Trident. Paws crossed here for you finding your fur-ever home really soon.
    Mummy says she can’t imagine anyone with even half a heart being able to resist your sweet face.

  23. I’m glad Trident is getting help… but I know a home would be even more awesome.

  24. It’s wonderful to see so much support for woofies in need. It’s not just us cats that can benefit from the feline RTF or TNR. purrs ERin

  25. billie on said:

    Trident, keep smiling cause it is always darkest just before the day breaks. Wishing you and all homeless animals a loving home.

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