HIYA!! SAVANNAH HERE!!!
Bet’cha my readers already know this, but—not all community cats are really “feral” cats.
Feral: in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication
Lots of them had homes and for whatever reasons, they were abandoned to live on their own.
My Paw It Forward work with Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) runs across many cats, adults, who fall right into the “friendly” range of our community cat work.
Thought you would enjoy learning about three new great “friendlies” we are now trying to help find forever homes.
Cinder showed up to eat at one of our volunteer’s backyard small colonies. Meow!! That was his lucky day! PDVC got him neutered, chipped, vaccinated and we are now trying to find adoption paths for him.
He is a very young, handsome boycat. We are working on helping him find his adoption path.
Miss Bianca appeared at our city River View Park colony one day, looking very bedraggled, and scared and hungry. Her fur was unkempt and she was showing lots of her bones.
Our colony feeders worked on her and within a bare few days, she started to show her REAL SELF. Caretakers names her Bianca and she is now on her path to adoption. Now spayed, chipped, vaccinated and loved by all who come in contact with her. Our Community Concern For Cats, CC4C, low cost S/N clinic hospital were taken with sweet Bianca and a member offered to recover her after surgery and foster he until she is adopted!!
Bianca has striking blue eyes and the sweetest temperament. When Mom L took her out of her carried to move to her recovery cage, she started purring immediately!!
Cruiser is a great name because we discovered that she was “cruising” between two of our feeders!! Yep! She now had a tummy on her!! Cruiser went in for her spay, only to discover that she was ALREADY spayed!! And she has a microchip!! We are now waiting to learn if that chip had a guardian attached to it. If not, we will work with the county near us who chipped her to get her chip released so she can be adopted out. Cruiser spent a bit of time with us and she is soooooo loving!!
It happens that when we work with “friendlies” in community cat targeted TNR that they have a chip. However, it also happens that even if we find that “chip owner” they refuse to admit they own that cat OR the chip is never registered.
Unfortunately for the “chipped friendly cat”, the rescue must find the owner of that chip and get them to “release” the cat from the chip so that we can then get the cat into an adoption path.
That is our work now for Cruiser.
Let me know if you have ever rescued a cat with a chip and how you worked through that.
PAW PATS, SAVANNAH