Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Feral Cat Trapping Adventure behind Kroger!
Home at Last was having their monthly TNR clinic this past Saturday, so Brian and I headed out on Friday night to trap some cats/kittens we had seen behind our neighborhood Kroger. After a long, cold night that resembled a wild goose chase, we managed to accomplish our goal which was 5 kitties...an adult and 4 kittens. That was a huge relief! All of them were spayed (they were ALL females!), vaccinated and treated with Revolution at the clinic. The amazing vet, Dr. Ubelhor, who does all of the surgeries is so wonderful about thoroughly checking out each cat while she is working on them. Two of my kittens were very skinny and one was getting sick so Dr. U gave her IV fluids, penicillin and baytril. I am so grateful for that extra care!! And she does all of this for only $10 per cat. Amazing. After getting them all back home with me, i realized that if those kittens showed me that they were tameable, then there was no way i was putting them back outside. Well, slowly but surely, they all told me that they wanted to stay inside forever (the purrs say it all!). These 3 little ladies will travel home to Raleigh with us for Thanksgiving and then we will work on finding them wonderful, forever homes. Meet Gidget, Annie and Punky!