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Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Snipping a Budding Cat Colony: Part One

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I told you on my last blog post that I had a Monday Meowsie News story coming about Katie the Cat who is looking for her permanent home.

Hi! I am Katie the Cat

Truth be known, Katie was actually the beginning of what could have become a fast-growing community cat colony. But, thanks to Dad P’s quick thinking and Community Concern 4 Cats fast acting, that colony is no longer gonna happen.

I do like my inside and outside opportunities. A gal needs her fresh air

Thankfully, Katie’s original family had the good sense to have her spayed before they moved away and left her to fend for herself. Lucky for Katie she found some really kind and caring humans who offered her food and a safe, dry and warm place to live in their garden. She prefers to be able to come and go as she pleases, but I suspect if she were an only kitty, she would simply adore being with her forever human most.  Just my feline opinion, ya know?

Now about the cat colony that almost was! You see because Katie was being fed outside, another couple of young kitties showed up to dine with her. They were a young brother and sister from a litter the humans knew had been born in someone else’s yard. Neither had been spayed or neutered so you can guess what happened, right? (do be sure to hover over the photos to view the captions to learn who is who)

Yep! Piper and her brother mated. This incest mating caused Piper to deliver six kittens in her caretakers’ bedroom closet! Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, three of those kittens were so malformed, without limbs or overly large and whatnot, that they were stillborn. Three kittens survived.

Piper is a great Mom Cat and the human caretakers made sure she and the kittens got lots of food and water and dry safe places to sleep outside. Piper even enjoys being inside and lounging on her male human’s lap!

Long story short—enter Dad P going around our town home complex to let our new neighbors know he was running for our Home Owners Association, Board of Directors.

He met the kitties’ caretakers and noticed all the cats and asked “are these your cats?”. The answer was—“well, not really. We just started feeding them.”

And there was the budding cat colony! So Dad P let Mom L know where the cats were and they both went to talk with the caretakers to learn what we could do to help.

Bottom line is—in less than ten days, Mom L had Mom Cat Piper and her four kittens, all four months old, set up with appointments at CC4C’s new Cat Clinic for spay/neuter, Vet checks, vaccinations, FeLV testing (negative all)!! (more about this wondrous new clinic in another post…don’t miss it!).

Sweet Jessie also had a hernia and CC4C took care of that as well.

Now about darling Katie. Mom L and her caretaker Miss Tonya took Katie to the clinic for a checkup and vaccinations and testing for FeLV when they went to collect all the spay/neuters.  Katie is now all set to go up for adoption too!

Can you see my opposite orange and black furs?

All cats are now recovered and ready for adoption!!

Please, please SHARE SHARE SHARE this blog post to help all of these now “NOT a budding cat colony” cats find their permanent loving homes?

Last but never least! Check back for Part Two of “Snipping a Budding Cat Colony” on my Monday, October 9 blog post. Learn what was the REAL driver to helping this “almost a cat colony” start.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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17 thoughts on “Snipping a Budding Cat Colony: Part One

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  4. WOO HOO!! Lady El an Mister Peter you ROCK!!!!
    An to find homess fur efurryone iss pawtastick!
    Katie Mumma iss so purrty an her kittss are beeuteefull.
    Fankss fur sharin such a wunderfull story.
    ~head rubsss~ Dharth Henry~

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  6. That was quick thinking on your mum and dads party Savvy,well done to them,xx Speedy

  7. 15andmeowing on said:

    Your folks are amazing rescuers. Thank you for the kind words you left for me on the loss of Phoebe. XO

  8. This is pawsome. Thanks Dad P and Mom L.

  9. Thank cod your mom and dad were there to help. Good work!

  10. We totally love all the amazing goodness, bravo!

  11. The OP Pack on said:

    Yay for Mom and Dad – so sad about the kitties that didn’t make it, but thanks to your good sense, the cat colony won’t grow. Katie is so pretty – a bit of calico and tortie all wrapped up in one.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  12. yes, good job preventing a much worse situation…sad.
    NukNuk

  13. You know what they say. They say, a snip in time, saves nine.

    Or maybe that’s about mendin’…

    Never mind. Works just as well here. Thanks be to goodness your peeps stepped in and helped these kitties. You have good peeps. PURRS.

    PS. Rocky looks a lot like Nissy’s older brother, Calista. purrs

  14. This is a fantastic result for everyone. Who’d have thought this sort of thing was going on on your doorstep and IN a wardrobe!!! Great job to Mom L and Dad P…. you can rest easy for those cats and kittens are on their way to a far far better life.
    Toodle pip and purrs
    ERin

  15. How wonderful that your parents did so much to make sure that cat colony went “out of business” and that everyone is healthy and snipped and ready for adoption. One less group of wandering homeless cats is a BIG DEAL!! YAY!

    Hugs, Teddy

  16. I’m SO glad you guys were there to stop these kitties from making even more kitties! They have no idea how lucky they are.

  17. Wow! I am sat here cheering! This is amazing work to nip a potential colony in the bud and find the cats homes. Well done Mom L and Dad P – you have given hope to some cats and stopped a potential colony from happening!

    Marjorie and Silver Kitten

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