Hello again from the Cats of Cal U. In case you didn't know, October 16 is National Feral Cat Day! Ferals like us across the country will be getting a lot of attention and love. That makes us very happy.
We are doing well, but we still miss our dear friend Ed (see previous post). Somebody put up this sign in our bus stop:
Here at Cal U, our human friends are planning a Trap-Neuter-Release event close to October 16 (depending on clinic availability). It looks like it will be during the following week. There are at least five of us here who have not been spayed or neutered yet, and we need to take care of them soon so we can all be healthy and not have dozens of kittens running around next spring. A successful TNR operation helps to stabilize the size of the colony and eventually reduce the number of community cats. We are trapped and transported to the clinic, kept in a safe, warm place overnight, and then returned to the colony the next day as good as new.
Our friends could use some help with this. They need one or two people to help with trapping in the evening. Also, funds are needed for our surgeries. You can sponsor a cat for a mere $30, which includes the surgery, rabies vaccination, and ear tipping. (Ear tipping is the universal sign that tells people this cat has already been neutered. The vet snips just the very tip of the left ear while we're under anesthesia.) Of course, donations of any amount are welcome.
A GoFundMe account has been set up for us. The donations will be used for our surgeries, as well as our ongoing care and feeding. It can be found here (or you can search for "Cats of Cal U" on the GoFundMe website). If you can lend a trap or help with trapping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on feral cats and what you can do for the cats in your neighborhood, go to www.alleycat.org.
Here are some more pictures:
|This is one of our cozy shelters. Soon it will be getting cold,|
so we're glad we have these warm little houses to snuggle
up with each other in.
|We're waiting for that nice lady to feed us, but we're not getting too close.|
|Okay, go away now so I can eat!|
|Did I hear a food bag?|
|NOM NOM NOM|