A few weeks ago, my husband and I decided to try and TNR two feral-looking cats that we kept seeing in our backyard. We nicknamed them Gladys and Betty. We bought a Havahart trap.
Since that day, this list of cats we've identified as needing some kind of intervention has grown to include:
- Toshiro, who went to a no-kill shelter.
- Two unnamed kittens, who went to a no-kill foster group.
- Buddy, who went to a no-kill foster group.
- Robert, who was TNR'd.
- The Impregnator, a tomcat who regularly knocks up the lady cats according to a neighbor, ownership status unknown.
- Charlie, a female owned by a guy with bipolar disorder who's on disability. She is probably pregnant for the second time.
- Gladys is also owned by Charlie's owner, and is probably the mother of the unnamed kittens.
- No one knows if Betty is owned or what sex s/he is.
- Possibly one other small cat, sex unknown.
I don't what to do with them all. I can only afford to fix so many. The no-kill shelters are innundated with kittens and pregnant cats. I think we've worn out our welcome with the foster group -- they are actually threatening to send one of the unnamed kittens back to us because he is still rather feral. (Which is so not fair! We were upfront and honest about his feralness.
I feel like I'm drowning in unfixed cats. Of course, the problem is not really too many cats, it's too many stupid people. Why are they all such idiots???