I caught the second black kitten this morning. I’ve named him Philo. I was especially pleased to catch this one, because, with a black cat and a black-and-white cat still to catch, and a black cat and a black-and-white cat already caught and neutered, I would have had trouble distinguishing the pairs, and wouldn’t be sure that I had the unfixed animals until I made the trip to the veterinary hospital. Now, I have only the remaining black-and-white kitten to trap (along with an adult), and I should be able to tell him apart from Rhombus, already neutered. It helped that I kept Rebus and Rhombus at my apartment over-night, thus allowing only one black one to be free and liable to be trapped.
Philo, like his brothers (I am assuming for convenience that Philo is a boy), was panicky when caught, so he is calming down under a blanket. I expect him to go for his surgery later today.
With one kitten remaining, and three to be returned this weekend, I will have to arrange my battery of four traps so as to catch whichever kitten strays into them on Monday. Hopefully, the last kitten, whom I am calling Phineas, will be among those caught, even if others enter the traps, too.
Medallion, however, won’t be with them. She is in a foster-home to see if she can be tamed. She was the most out-going of the five kittens and the most likely to adjust well to life with humans. She did not panic when caught, and has accepted her captivity stoically. If she can be tamed, she will eventually be offered for adoption.
This is terrific news! Getting community cats spayed/neutered is so very important, but the trap merry-go-round is a bit of a pickle. What a pickle to be in, though, coming from someone who's set up traps and had them remain empty...ReplyDelete
You've got good trapping mojo, John! High Five!
A high five from me, and from the boys as well. Philo certainly looks like a handsome fellow. Would that we could make them understand that all will be well, that this is for their Highest Good.ReplyDelete
Regarding Medallion: I will keep my fingers crossed for her, that she can be socialized with humans and learn that we're really servants to cats, existing to do their bidding. At least she has a shot at a life of luxury. :-)
Well done John! I too, hope that Medallion can be tamed and find a forever home.ReplyDelete
Whoever dropped these kittens off, ought to be dropped on their own head! What a rotten thing to do.
It will be a wonderful thing for Medallion to be tame enough for aReplyDelete
fur-ever home. All cats deserve to be inside safe and loved. But
the ones you are having neutered will help stop the overpopulation
of feral cats.
Good job! Don't they get ear tipped to let you know they have been fixed?ReplyDelete
Terrific job! We hope it works out for sweet Medallion like it did for our Simon and Seal.ReplyDelete
You're doing incredible work, John, and I'd like to add my high 5! Hopefully Medallion will become socialized and find a loving home. Please keep us posted. Meanwhile, I think Sasha and Saku had the right idea about how to deal with the person who dropped those kittens off. Can I watch? :-)ReplyDelete
I volunteer to do the job. For free.Delete
I am grateful all the way from here where I am, to you for what you are doing. Thank you from the heart.ReplyDelete
Oh,that’s good news about Medallion. She’s such a pretty girl, if she can be socialized, I’m sure someone will give her a home.ReplyDelete
That is very good news for Medallion. I do hope she can be socialised.ReplyDelete