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Finding Community Cat Caregivers to Help!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

My Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) program is gonna be one of my best Paw It Forward Projects ever!! And our team of committed volunteers are gonna make this happen for sure.

This last Saturday seven volunteers canvassed seventy-eight homes in a neighborhood that is part of our pilot for Targeted Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) work. We went door to door with our PDVC brochure, a door hanger about “What Is a Community Cat” that is written in English and Spanish and we took a lot of good will with us!

Getting organized

Our volunteers have already been trapping in this neighborhood but they still found about four additional homes we need to help with spay, neuter. It was great that they all saw several kitties with ear tips!! YAY!!! PDVC has been making a difference. And the residents were all really helpful and appreciative of what we are trying to do to humanely reduce the community cat population in this neighborhood.

Our bonus for the day was having a resident PDVC has already been helping with TNR of his small eleven cat colony let us know where a mom cat stashed her four babies!!

Miss Jeanne and Mom L and Miss Sarah were on getting those kittens and mom cat fast! Kittens were easy to pick up and get into a carrier.

Where is our Mom!

Mom was wanting her kittens but she was wary. She was so tiny herself, likely less than a year old and about five pounds tops!!

I want my babies!

So Miss Jeanne and Mom L set up a mom cat trap using the kittens as bait. I posted about them doing this last year, remember? The kittens stay in the carrier, door closed. A humane cat trap is set with one closed end against the carrier and the triggered door at opposite end set. The whole contraption is covered in towels to make it a safe feeling dark space.

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Mom hung around for about three hours, never going into the trap. Finally Mom L put some smelly fishy cat food in the trap at the end nearest her kittens and bang!! Mom cat was so hungry herself and worried about her kittens that she finally went into the set trap.

I hope you had a great Saturday ‘cuz I am sure proud of the productive one Mom L and Dad P and the team of PDVC volunteers pulled off! Mom cat and kittens were taken to our county animal services where kittens, already weaned, will go to a foster until adoption and Mom cat will be spayed this week and returned to her caretaker. No more kittens for her!!! She is practically a kitten herself but she was taking good care of her first litter.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

Friday Memes From Our Cat Colony

HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

First I gotta let you all know that Mom L and I are so very sorry we could not post on Monday. Sunday was the year’s second SNIP Clinic and Mom L and Dad P both worked the clinic in the morning. Then Mom L took Katie to Petco adoptions ‘cuz Dad P had his turn the day before. Mom L could not lift her thumbs to type for me.

And today, she is not over her six hour visit to Emergency hospital on Tuesday night when she suffered a severe unexpected vertigo attack. Never ever never happened before and caught her and Dad P off guard. We kitties spent Wednesday and Thursday in bed with her…yes…I mean “all” three of us.

Mom L is the bump in the middle

The next day the tent came down and you can’t see TKS, but she is right up by Mom L’s head. I allowed Kit Katie to get on the bed closest to Mom L as this was her first time serving Nurse duty.

Ok KK, you take good care of Mom L

We hope to be back again with full health next week. But for now, here are a couple of memes I created for your Friday Smiles. The first kitty is from the SNIP clinic Mom L worked with Dad P this past Sunday.

Calico girl going in for spay at SNIP clinic…not happy!

Miss Cali gal was whacking the trap when anyone came near her! She was very feisty but now she will never have to take care of kittens again. SNIP spayed, neutered ninety-three community cats in six hours. Everyone including veterinarians, registered vet techs, etc. are volunteers.

This next kitty is a newbie to the park colony Mom L and Dad P help manage near us. Mom L is going to trap her to learn if she is friendly enough for adoption. She has the cutest short tail, so part Manx. She is ear tipped, but her white markings on her hind legs make her look like a bunny in motion when she walks and runs! Very cute!

I will be reporting to my readers all about the new program Project Delta View Cats that Mom L and Dad P co-founded for our city. We have a pilot project in place where we are testing all our protocols, recruiting volunteers and working on fund raising. The pilot project is in the area where we live, including the River View Park colony cats, and others along our Pittsburg, CA marina area.

Katie still searches for her forever home so please keep her in your thoughts and send some POTP her way.

PAW PATS SAVANNAH

 

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

How tolerant must I be?

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

As you all know, that little foster kit is back again. Bummer to say the least!

Wait! What? You want ME to be more TOLERANT? ppfftttt!!!

I think I am the epitome of “tolerant”. I mean look, I did put TKS through her paces when she first shoved moved herself into my castle. But hey! I have Mom L so I donated Dad P to TKS. They seem to like the decision I made.

And NOW—they want me to accept another youngster running around my castle?? No sireeee!!! Not happening. Why I have had to get Mom L to warm a bit of water just so’s I can gargle to soothe my overused throat. I ask you, just how many hisses, snarls, guttural growls and sheer screeches does this kid Katie need from me?!!! I need her to learn I NEED MY SPACE!!!

“Mom L, could you get me some more warm water? I feel another need to growl and hiss coming on.”

There, see what I mean. I have to be on duty day and night now that Mom L and Dad P are letting that Katie cat have the run of my castle.

Why even TKS is havin’ her own problems with this returned foster kit.

What??? Is that kit Katie on the other end of my fevver??

See what I mean?? TKS didn’t realize that kit Katie was havin’ her own fun with the feathery end of that peacock fevver. What a shock to TKS’ system to learn kit Katie was only like two feet away from her!

What did you say Mom L? Oh, well I guess TKS doesn’t need her eyesight checked but I’m sure she didn’t realize that she was gonna have to share that fevver!

Hey big cat! Wanna play with me?

And now Mom L and Dad P are lettin’ this kit Katie roam all over my castle! Why I had to watch while she mauled my favorite Nip Nanner!!

I just adore this Nip Nanner. Is this mine?

You can see what I have cut out for me until this kit Katie gets her own home. So please my pals, my loyal reader…SHARE this badge for Katie so’s she can find her own castle!!

Here it is in two sizes:

And a smaller one:

I sure would appreciate it if my loyal readers will use this badge and the You Tube video to share across all your social media networks to help me help this kit Katie find her forever home FAST!!!


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PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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