One Girl on a mission

One Girl on a mission
85 TNR/Rescues and counting....

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Kitty - Happy Ending

Two days before Thankgiving this little guy showed up in my yard.  He kept crying, so I knew he was not feral.  I brought him in, put fliers out, and neutered him.  No one claimed in within a week, so I put him up for adoption.  He got a home quickly and was taken there today.  He has some great new parents and a nice cozy home to call his own now.  I love happy endings!

Remember IVY?

She was the little momma that I took to the Humane society with her babies once they grew up.  Well, after a months she was still not adopted and was apparantly in the isolation ward.  They said she was sick, her eye was pussy.  I pulled her out of there and examined it.  It looked like she got poked in the eye.  The Vet said she may have Herpes. After a few weeks it has cleared up and she is happy.  She gained weight right away.  I want to stress something to people.  She was terribly unhappy in that kennel, she was scared and lost her appetite.  She was traumatized in that place and I regret taking her there.  Fostering is the only way to go.  You can see the kitty flourish and they are happy.  You can never know what kind of cat you are getting when you pull from the shelter.  It is so sad there.  The cage is 2feet by 2feet! :( makes me want to cry!  She is happy, healthy and loved now.  I have grown attached to her and would prefer to keep her if I can.

Feral Rehab Update

Remember the kitties in the kennel.  Well, they got neutered and I upgraded their apartment to the TV room for two to three weeks, while I worked on further socialization.  It worked, they are now running around the entire house.  Tame enough to let you step over them when they eat and come to your open hand for a brief petting.  They may not be able to be rehomes as they bonded with me. But, they are doing so well considering.  They are so cute and love to play laser light.  I can tell they have grown to love it indoors.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ivy and her babies


It has been a busy summer.  I did not even share the kittens growing up.  Only one of the litter survived the first few days.  Momma did not do a good job till a week later, with my help.  But she finally stepped up and even took in a foster baby from Stark County Humane.  They have since both found homes.  Momma however is still at the Humane Society waiting for a forever home.
I took the whole family there two weeks ago so they would have a better chance to find homes.  Of course the babies went within the week.  Poor momma!  I wish I would could go get her, but I have too many and it is super hard for me to find homes for the older bunch.  I will keep praying that she gets her home soon!  I miss you guys!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pregnant Stray is New Momma

This little girl was picked up in Malvern.  She is super friendly,but a very young mom.  She did not know what to do with her babies for more than 24 hours.  She also would not eat.  I got her eating this morning and stayed up all night trying to feed her babies for her.  That was a bit difficult, but I hope they are out of the woods now.  They survived the night.  And momma is at least staying in her birthing box with them.  I was so worried she'd abandon them. She is a needy little girl and needs me to coax her to do things.  But, I may just sleep in the TV room with her for the week..(that should be fun..not)  so that she knows she needs to take some responsability.  Praying for all these babies to get big and strong in the next week.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 6 : Feral Rehab

This one will be the first to be ready to find a forever home.  The runt and a male.  He is shy, but tolerates holding and kisses on the forhead.

This one, not so much.  I have yet to pick this fella up.  I am a bit intimidated by his/her spunky spitfire nature.  The other gray will be a little work, but I can pick him/her up with a slight struggle.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 3 Baby Steps

This is the most docile of the feral kittens.  He is more scared than angry, so I take him out of the cage and hold him for a while.  He is not happy about it and I can tell he is just tolerating it.  But, give me time.  Now, if the other two would stop attacking my hand when I touch them, then I could get somewhere....

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alliance Feral Kitten Rescue

These three babies were found running around downtown Alliance.  People were feeding them and the momma, but some were saying that they wanted to get rid of them and or poison them.  Can you imagine?  Human's are pieces of shit! Sorry, but it is true.  Thankfully a woman cared enough to try to help.  She trapped them and posted on Facebook for help because she really did not know what to do with them.  This is where the power of Facebook can be great.  I saw the post and being within 15-20 minute drive from her, I offered to take them.  You know me....I had to do something!  They are a couple weeks older than my normal kitten rescue, so I hope the can tame down a lot in the next few weeks.  In order to find good homes for these guys time-is-of-the-essence.  We all know how hard it can be to find bigger kitties homes these days.    But, at least these sweeties are well fed and out of danger. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bye Bye Lil Baby

Sammy had to go back to the humane society, but they said that he'd get a home in less than 5 days.  So, I am sure his hanging with them by now.  Good luck sweetie.  We miss you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Reality Sucks!!

New Foster Baby

This wee little one is a foster from the Stark County Humane Society.
She has no mommy, so I am bottle feeding him till he is old enough to eat and poop on his own. Probably only a couple weeks.  But, he is a cutie patootie!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Foster Kitty -Adopted

When I was trying to trap a YMCA kitty this fella came right up to me. Declawed and out roaming the streets.  I had to scoop him up so he would not get trapped, so I brought him home and posted him on craigslist.  You think someone would be missing him.  After a few weeks here and no one claiming him, he found a new home with a young couple.  They named him Garfield and just love him to bits!!

YMCA TNR - 2012

Returned this little darling and went back to get her brother.

He was hard to trap but after an hour and a half wait, I got him.
He was fiesty, but recovered and returned to his home in the large bushes by the gym.
I go feed them every morning when I go workout.  They had all their shots, dewormed deflead and no more babies for this crew.  They are happy to be back in the wild after the terrible cage time after surgery.  I wish I could afford to get all the kitties TNR'd at the neighboring park.  I am sure there are new babies.  But, these 3 cost me $500! YEOUCH!  My husband just lost 5k to a bad deal with some partners, so my part time job is not always enough to get all these wild cats fixed.  I sure wish they had better programs for people like me.  Akron is far and they leave them in the trap over night before they even fix them.  I prefer as little trama to these cats as possible, but financially I do not think I can afford that luxury.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2012 TNR - Getting a head start

The first TNR's of the year. Two pregnant females from the YMCA in Louisville.
There is one more there to get real soon incase she is pregnant too.
These kitties are recovering in large dog kennels for a couple days, then they will be returned to the where they were caught.  The vet said they were really healthy - that is because I feed them every day!
I hope they can be as healthy for years to come without any incidents from locals.  Some people do not like stray cats.  But I do and beleive that every living thing deserves a chance.  It is up to us!