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New Foster Mom Saves Six Kittens

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I have such an exciting story to share with you about six kittens our Project Delta View Cats (PDVC) group helped through targeted TNR (trap, neuter, return) in our city. If you live anywhere there is a “kitten season” in the USA you know that by June time most public shelters are about full up with kittens, in shelter and in foster care.

That happened with two litters one resident had, Miss Jessica, in our PDVC project area in Pittsburg, CA. We were able to get one set of kittens into the municipal shelter but by the time we could catch the mom cat and other kittens from two other litters, the shelter was full. Shelter staff advised we have the resident “foster in place and socialize” and try to get them into the shelter in the Fall/Winter.

That is exactly what Miss Jessica did!! She cared for two gray kittens, and five black and black and white kittens from two mom cats for SEVEN MONTHS!! Miss Jessica has never fostered before and she works full time. But, she did one heck of a great job with these kittens. One of the black and whites was adopted by her friend, but the other six stayed with her, inside and well loved and well fed!

The first two Mom L took to the shelter right after Christmas, one gray and one white with black, have been pulled by a wonderful rescue for their Kitty Corner, Contra Costa Humane Society (CCHS).

The white with black started to chill’ax faster, but the gray kitty turned out to be a lap cat!

You can see that both became very comfy and that is why CCHS pulled them and they are on their way to forever homes!

The second pair Mom L toke to the shelter on Jan. 2nd.

Another gray kitty, with striking amber eyes and a tuxedo. They are still shy but coming around.

The last two were taken in Jan 8 and are still very scared as they were the least socialized of the six. But once the first four were gone, these two started to interact with foster Miss Jessica more easily.

 

Here are their intake photos at the shelter. Both are female, one tuxedo and one all black.

I will keep you posted on the kitties if I can. Targeted TNR works! And people do care and people really ARE THE SOLUTION!!

What do you think about that notion?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Friday Memes make Friday Smiles!

HIYA!!  SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It’s that time of the week when we all need to get our Friday smiles on. I sure do hope my pals like my selections for this weeks memes. You know I have lots of Paw It Forward projects goin’ all the time. And of course you know all about my Project Delta View Cats that I started with Mom L and Dad P in 2018 here in my home city of Pittsburg, California. Right? If you don’t know about this extra special project, give me a shout out in comments and I can give you the 411 on it.

So my first meme is created from a photo of one of our rescue “kittens” from Summer of 2019. Now eight months old, this cutie pie is looking for his forever and ever home.

His foster Mom did a great job getting this fellow ready for hangin’ out with his forever family.

Bwahahahaha!!! Isn’t Emmett a tease??!!! As if all of us kitties haven’t set up that “cat trap” more than once in our nine lives! Show off that belly, bring the human in hoping for a stolen moment of pleasure rubbin’ our extra soft belly furs—then WHAM!! Their hand is toast!!!  Emmett is one of two kitties adopted by the human guardians of Otis, from “The Cult of Otis” blog.

Yeah, well my bad! I got stuck and couldn’t get through my stairs like I thought I outta be able to do. Ever had a moment like this one? Please, please, please give me a shout out with your own experience in comments so’s Mom L can stop laughin’ at me!!!

I do hope you now have your Friday Smile on and are lookin’ ahead to a great week-o end as The Trout Town Tabbies say.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Happy Turkey Day to all my pals in the USA!!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

One of my Paw It Forward efforts is helping Mom L and Dad P with our Project Delta View Cats. We are currently focused on serving our home city of Pittsburg, CA by  promoting and delivering humane management of our over population of abandoned community cats through targeted TNR for select neighborhoods along our waterfront.

We also have taken on humane management of 30+ abandoned community cats living in several small colonies around our Marina as well as 20+ living at a city park, River View Park, on our delta waterfront.

Our colony cats are having a bountiful Thanksgiving meal thanks to our donors who have been so kind to help us by donating dry and wet cat food. We are all volunteer and the cost for feeding these colonies exceeds $5,500 USD a year. And believe you me we buy low cost food with as high quality as possible!

The abandoned colony cats wanted me to share their Thanksgiving message with my readers.

Please consider making a small ongoing monthly donation of $5 to $10 dollars to help us feed these kitties. The cost to feed one cat for one month is $20.

Tax deductible donations can be made here: www.deltaviewcats.com

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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