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This Cat Made It Home #RTFworks


Bet’cha you have been wondering what Mom L has been doin’ with her Feline Express™ Driver’s credentials. Well she hasn’t been doin’ lots but I thought you would get a great big smile on your faces just watching this big mancat get home.

Mr Tomcat was in a bit of a huff when Mom L first lifted the blanket off his feral den.

Don't talk to me! Do you know what they did to me??

Don’t talk to me! Do you know what they did to me??

Eventually, he became a bit more curious as to what was going on.

Ok lady. I can see you. Now get me outta this tiny den!

Ok lady. I can see you. Now get me outta this tiny den!

Mr Tomcat weighed in at about 13 pounds (about 5.8 kg). Add the weight of the feral den and Mom L was happy she had asked Dad P to come along!

Our county animal shelter has had a tough time keeping up with the S/N for all the community cats being trapped and brought in. Mr. Tomcat was one of the lucky ones who got his neuter done faster.

Outcast Cat Help collaborated with Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) and Sacramento SPCA to clean out the shelter’s “feral room”. Forty community cats aka ferals, were transported last Sunday, about 2 hours each way, to Sac SPCA where they were spayed and neutered and returned late that same day. All for only 17USD!!! Let’s hear it for Sacramento SPCA!!! APAWS!!!

CCAS paid for 34 of the cats S/N fees and an anonymous donor covered the cost for the remaining six feral cats.

Forty kittes off for S/N

Forty kitties off for S/N

Mom L volunteers with Outcast Cat Help as a Feline Express™ driver which I have shared with you several times before, HERE. They do a lot of good with little funding. And our county animal services is not the cause of their inability to keep up with the high volume of S/N needed right now. The accountability falls directly on the shoulders of our Contra Costa County government and Board of Supervisors. They simply refuse to open their eyes to the challenges of cat over population in this county and leave the solution to be carried on the backs of the small private cat rescues and other nearby counties who are willing to help those rescues.

*dusts off white tipped paws, and steps off soap box*

Here is a happy Mr Tomcat being released to a yard he knows all too well. Watch how he goes right to the fence he has climbed many times before, knew right where it would be.


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24 thoughts on “This Cat Made It Home #RTFworks

  1. Pingback: The Day After RTF | Savannah's Paw Tracks

  2. This is wonderful! ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! He’s so much better off now that he has been neutered. I know… I know… Might take him a while to realize it but he really is, for sure. Purrs, Seville.

  3. Mew mew mew an hee’ss off!!!!!
    Go Mistur Tomkat Go!!!
    Fankss Lady El fur all thee TNR werk yur doin inn yur area….
    Yur thee BEST!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Dhartha Henry~~

  4. meowmeowmans on said:

    We love what Mom Linda and Dad Peter are doing for these kitties, Savvy and TKS. Mr. Tomcat is fast, and seemed really happy to be set free again!

  5. Claudia on said:

    Another successful day on the kitty front! 🙂 Saving the cat world feels great! 🙂

  6. What a great shelter.


  7. Marty the Manx on said:

    Amazing Peeps doing an invaluable service Savvy! That big Tom sure was happy to be home 🙂

  8. Glad Mr. Tomcat got safely home minus his baby making equipment.

  9. pilch92 on said:

    Your folks are wonderful people.

  10. s & s…high paws two sacramento spca iz rite….high paws timez 984 !! N dood…whoa….at furst we said…..himz knot comin outta ther…then.whooooooosh ya taked off… a shotz!! 😀 best two ewe tom~~~~~ heerz two a righteye flounder kinda week oh end guys….♥♥♥

  11. Mr. Tomcat seems SO happy to be home. #importantwork

  12. I love love love successful stories like Mr. Tomcats but would hope he’s an Alley and not a Tom. Our town has the same problem with a mayor who refuses to work with UCFCC.

  13. Paws up to your peeps, Savvy, for helping the kitties.

  14. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Paws up for your pawrents ! They do an amazing job helping kitties ! Purrs

  15. Yay for Mr. Tomcat……..what a great story. As for Momma Kat – we keep hoping to hear from you that she and her babies have their FUREVER!

    Love, Sammy

  16. I’m so glad your human is helping out with these feral kitties – clearly they need all the help they can get, since the local government can’t see to do more.

  17. Your mom is awesome. Hats off.

    Emma and Buster

  18. Your mum L and Dad P are just two of the most amazing people I know. So glad Tom cat is home and settled

  19. Yay for Mr Tomcat! He sure didn’t waste anytime getting out of there!

  20. Boy he moved, least now he can have a better life, and all thanks to kind peeps like those at Outcast Cat… I think we needs a bigger soap box! purrs ERin

  21. Mr. Tomcat sure didn’t hesitate leaving his box. 🙂

  22. Such a happy tom to get back to the only home he knows. If we can’t give every cat a home, the least we can do it stop them from producing more cats that will face the same plight.

  23. We will be bloggingabout MamaKat this weekend!!

    We LOVE this post and think these council people need to get their dumb heads out of the sand Right Now!!!! This problem will not go away BUT thanks to you all there will be fewer kittens than before.

    We are seeing a LOT of RT’s for MamaKat on Twitter!!

  24. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    We shared the graphic highlighting Momma Kat’s story. Hope it helps. 🐾

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