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.
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.
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!
All cats are now recovered and ready for adoption!!
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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.