Amazing cat rant follow up!

Okay, so after yesterday’s rant, I am very, very happy to share some good news that came out of that call with the shelter.

Depending on how things go, many of these cats will have forever homes! How many… we’ll see. I counted a total of 18 this morning.

I did have an unpleasant surprise this morning, though.

Chadicous has blood all over his chest and front legs!

It looks fresh, but I didn’t hear any fighting. I also could not find an injury, nor did he seem to be favouring any part of his body. It could be he has a small puncture wound somewhere that just happened to bleed a lot, but isn’t bleeding now. Or it’s from another cat, but none of the cats appeared to be injured.

There was nothing different in his behaviour, as he did his usual flinging himself bodily to the ground in front of my feet, asking for pets.

We will be monitoring.

I was just finishing off my rounds when I spotted Agnoos in the bird bath-turned feeder.

Many he’s hoping a bird will just fly into his mouth? πŸ˜€

Now, the good news.

I got a call from the woman I was told about during the shelter call. She is connected with the larger organization that the vet had told us about. They have a donor program that allows them to get females fixed for only $75. !!!!! That includes shots, too. Plus, through this larger organization and their foster volunteers, they can adopt cats out. She told me of the number of cats she did last year (I am remembering 150, but I’m not confident that it’s right), all have been adopted out.

Best of all, we don’t have to pay right away. As long as we make payments and pay them off by the end of 2022, they’re good.

At only $75 per female, that will not be a problem.

After talking for a while, we worked out that Butterscotch will be done first. Plus Nosencrantz, if she can get access to the surgery for both of them.

Oh, that’s the other thing. She does the surgeries at the vet clinic we are already using! She’s got a deal with them to use their operating theatre when they aren’t using it themselves. Tomorrow, she will call me back with, hopefully, a date for Butterscotch, possibly as early as next week!!!

Once those two are done, we will shift focus to getting the inside cats done. Then, the outside cats that we can easily catch, and finally, focus on trapping the cats we can’t touch.

If they are up for adoption (on learning more about Butterscotch, she immediately recognized that she was not an adoptable cat. I really appreciated that she caught that), they may not even need to wait for the local surgery. We might be able to take them to the organization’s facility in the city, where they will get the necessary treatments, and get adopted out from there, instead of having another trip back here.

Once I’m done with this post, I will start sending her the information she needs about me, including an emergency contact number if they can’t reach me for some reason, and information about the cats, starting with Butterscotch and Nosencrantz.

My plans for the day have just changed dramatically.

The Re-Farmer

15 thoughts on “Amazing cat rant follow up!

  1. That is some good news! We once had a similar situation, we started caring for some abandoned cats outside, then people just began dumping cats on our road, and then some strays showed up and moved in because of the food. We were finally able to get some help too, had them fixed at a lower cost and some were adopted out.

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    • I’m so glad you were able to do that! It can get really hard, but how can you not, right? πŸ™‚

      The cat dumping, though… that really chokes me. That and things like when I was a kid, and my parents’ friends from the city would bring animals to us that they’d got for their kids, but their kids didn’t want them anymore. And there’s always room at the farm, right? We ended up with a budgie, guinea pigs, rabbits, and dogs that way.

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  2. I grew up on my maternal grandmother’s farm. It was on a major US highway and people were forever dropping cats off. I always had a few to play with but, it was just constant. They had very short lives. My grandparents couldn’t afford to feed them much.

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