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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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One of the other ferals around the house is definitely not a friendly cat. But I did get an excellent picture of him. Right now I have a trap baited with some yummy smelly wet cat food to try and entice him in. If he goes in tonight, he will be neutered tomorrow morning.



Hopefully he takes the bait! It'll be better for him when he is neutered.

He has put on weight nicely since I started feeding him and the other kitties a month ago. And his coat has more sheen to it! Even though he isn't going to be tame enough to be a pet, he can still be a healthy boy.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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What a handsome little man! Hopefully he does take the bait so he can continue on being a healthy cat, without producing more little kittens.

He even has a beauty mark on his face, like my boy Jethro does.
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That's great, Stacy! You're very kind to take care of the ferals!




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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-26-2009, 09:18 PM
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He is beautiful. I have a soft-spot for the tabby/whites with a "race" on their face...the little jagged white stripe up the face that starts to one side.

I should caution you...*every* feral I TNR'd I was able to tame/socialize AND ... they became my housecats. I was never able to leave well-enough alone and *just* put out food, I had to befriend them, too.
Yay! What an advocate you are for these kitties!



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Thanks all! I think he is quite the handsome man too! He did take the bait, and he is covered up in the basement until morning when I'll take him in. I thought he'd outsmart the trap, since I watched him trying his best to get the food through the bars with his nimble little paws. I was sure he'd set it off accidently, but eventually, the lure of smelly sardines was too much and he went in.

I saw a new cat tonight. The trap and food/water/shelter area is in view of a window. If I turn off the lights in that room, I see the cats, but they aren't bothered by me. He/she was a black shorthair with a very cute, round face. I put out some wet food for the kitty and retreated to watch. Oh boy was that cat nervous, but beautiful, and in need of a good meal. So hopefully I can also bring that kitty in for TNR.

Edit: Interesting and funny thing just happened! A housemate came home, and was looking out the kitty window. The new black kitty was in the process of stealing the sheet covering the trap! Dragging it through a gap in the fence. Since I didn't want to loose the sheet, I went outside and retrieved it, and pinned it down with a few heavy bricks. Henchka yowling at the other cat is what drew of my housemate's attention to the sheet theft! I wonder if that black cat is a female, and was looking for nesting material?
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Wow! Could be...that would be my guess...
Great job with the TNR! I wish more people would get involved to help the ferals around them, too.



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Guess what?! He was kept for adoption too! The humane society is on a roll! From what I've heard, they have excellent socialization program. They accept volunteers of parent/children teams to work with cats so they are more adoptable.

The trap is set again with some yummy tuna this time, if I can catch the black kitty tonight, he/she will be going in tomorrow morning to be spayed/neutered.
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Awesome, awesome, AWESOME news! I am over-the-moon with happiness for the kitty-lives you've been able to change!
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Could you get me some information about their socialization program? It sounds wonderful! I am always looking to learn skills that will help me with my own foster cats and better my foster and socialization skills.



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I'll be sure to ask next time I am there. I am hoping to open up some time in my schedule to volunteer there. They aren't taking anyone in cat socialization, but there are other things I could do.

I'll be keeping an eye on the website to see when he goes up for adoption too! I'll be paying both him and Sophie a visit when I can!
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Thank you, I do appreciate it.

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I'll be paying both him and Sophie a visit when I can!
That is so sweet!



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