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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 for Friday Smiles

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

What a pleasure to be back with all of you again. We have lots of news about what Mom L and Dad P and I have been up to over the last year or so, but I will save that for another post. But trust me, you are so gonna luvluvluv Project Delta View Cats mission and accomplishments!!

But—on to my Friday Memes. So I consulted with TKS and we thought we could both provide you with your Friday Smiles without bringing in other cats that Mom L and Dad P are caring for.

Take it away TKS!!!

What more can I say. That is just what TKS is like UNTIL she hears the treat bag rattle or Dad P opens the morning brekkies can.

I on the other paw, have far more serious things to ponder and ask you to share with me. What would YOU do if you saw what I saw???

Let me know if  comments how you would feel seeing what I saw!!!

And of course I had to trade with TKS to get my one meme posted, so she gets a second one.

TKS learned that being away from home is not always what it is celebrated as. Mom L dreamed of travelling all over the world and then she had a job that did mean she traveled a lot. Now, click forward ten years, and she is like The Kid Sage—home is better than using someone else’s pillow. MOL!!!

Let me hear our shout outs in comments if I helped you get your Friday Smile On!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

pEEeSS—Foster Kit Katie has another medical struggle going on with her right eye. She has both calicivirus  and microplasma in her right eye. Her immune system was terrible compromised given her five months from birth to rescue in a cat hoarding apartment last year. Please send your healing purrs to our sweet foster Kit Katie. Her health conditions continue to challenge her ability to find a forever home.

Community Concern For Cats

Contra Costa Humane Society

Petco Re-Homing

UPDATE: Remember where foster Katie was found?

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

How many of you remember where our foster Kit Katie was found? Be honest, tell me in comments. This is a trick question kind’a!

Mom L took Kit Katie to an adoption event at Petco on this past Saturday. This adoption site has been filled by our partners for Project Delta View Cats for about twenty years. Community Concern For Cats has made this Petco a major adoption happening! Anyway, Mom L took Kit Katie and met someone who pretty much blew off Mom L’s socks!!! MOL!!!

There was a very pretty, somewhat shy young female kitty at this adoption event. Mom L got to talking with the kitty’s foster Mom and guess what?

Where have you seen this kitten before on my blog?

Kittens still trying to be kittens

Do you think THIS is the same kitten almost one year later?

SQUEEEEEE!!! Mom L met the wonderful lady who fostered FOUR of the kittens from that ugly apartment cat hoarding situation Mom L and Dad P and Miss Stacey worked through last year, June and July 2018!!!. We never knew where the live nine kittens we rescued ended up. But now I can give you a peek at four of them and all have the best ever happy tails endings!!!

The kitten above is names Squeakers. She is just adorable. A bit shy, unlike her brother who was adopted quickly after being rescued. He was about eight to ten week old when adopted. You can see him still in the hoarding apartment and then once he was free with his foster Mom  and Dad. ( you must hover over photo to read captions)

Cooper was the only boy kitten out of the four that Miss Nancy agreed to foster. The other three were as timid as our sweet Kit Katie. Check out the two tabby kitten she fostered, Jimmie and Willa May. Jimmie was apparently the runt of a litter and very tiny and not expected to survive. But Mom L handed him and another weeks older tabby girl off to our trusted partners at Community Concern For Cats. Mom L knew that Miss Gemma could bring Jimmie back to a full life. And she DID!!

Jimmie and Willa May were so bonded. They were not litter mates because we knew Willa May was a few weeks older. But just look at how much they loved each other.

And YES!!! Jimmie and Willa May were adopted together about two weeks ago!! APAWS!!!

Here is a great photo of Willa May, Jimmie and Squeakers.

We must always remember that saving one life always means we are saving so many other when we practice SPAY and NEUTER!! All four of these kittens were the result of someone who didn’t bother to get their mom cat and dad cat spayed and neutered. They were born into a horrible filthy environment just like our foster Kit Katie. Thankfully three of these four kittens are in loving homes and soon we know that Squeakers will be in her own home too.

Hope you find inspiration in seeing the Happy Tails Endings for four of the kittens Mom L and Dad P rescued last Summer from an apartment hoarding situation. Again, this is where we found sweet Kit Katie.

HAPPY TAILS ENDINGS ROCK!!!

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

 

 

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