Graduates

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Nine
Trapped June 23rd, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril
This female weighed six pounds.


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Missy Lou Who
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 16th, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril
This female weighed six pounds and had sadly already had many litters before her TNR Makeover.


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Terry
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 14th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 10 years of age and weighed ten pounds.


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Jamie
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 14th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated to be six months of age and weighed five pounds.


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Peppa
Trapped inside using net June 15th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female weighed six pounds.


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Dolce
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 14th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 2 years of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Moop
Trapped inside using net June 15th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 1 years of age and weighed six pounds.


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Lisa Turtle
Trapped using transfer cage lined up to opening of shelter May 4th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
We had been trying to trap this lady for months and could not get near her.  It wasn’t until she had kittens in a shelter in the back yard that we were able to finally get her.  The kittens and mom were housed and loved by the caretaker until the kittens were old enough to be fixed and adopted out and the mother fixed and returned to her colony site.


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Tammy Faye
Trapped inside using net June 15th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 6 months of age and weighed five pounds.


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Cricket
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 14th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 1 year of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Tina
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 14th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 1 years of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Sea Shell
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 8th, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril
This male weighed seven pounds.


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Jo
Trapped June 8th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 2 years of age and weighed six pounds.


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Meg
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 8th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female weighed seven pounds, had pyometra, a scarred eye, dental disease, and was expecting.  I can’t imagine how she would have made it if she had been forced to come full term.  We had already waited 8 weeks from when the caretaker had noticed she had given birth to her previous litter.


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Gary
Trapped June 8th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This male was dated to be 4 years of age and weighed eight pounds.


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Music
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 7th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 7 months of age and weighed seven pounds.  Already she had given birth to at least one litter of kittens.


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Pearl
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 8th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This male was dated to be 1 year of age and weighed six pounds.


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Sprinkles
Trapped June 8th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This female was dated to be 1 year of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Tuesday
Trapped June 1st, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 3 years of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Peep
Trapped June 1st, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 3 years of age and weighed eight pounds.


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Vista
Trapped June 2nd, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 2 years of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Iron
Trapped June 1st, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 5 years of age and weighed eight pounds.

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Fancy
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 1st, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated to be 1 year old and weighed seven pounds.

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Cardi
Trapped (Drop Trap) June 6th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated to be 1 year of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Ralph
Trapped (Scruffed by hand and put in a Drop Trap and transferred to a cage) May 24th, 2018
Umbilical hernia and routine neuter at the ASPCA Animal Hospital.  Accepted into the ASPCA adoption program!


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Mindy
Rescued from neighbor May 19th, 2018
Accepted into ASPCA Animal Hospital for emergency care


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Mop
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 19th, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril


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Kim
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 19th, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril


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Bob
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 13th, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril


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Monkey (Susan’s)
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 11th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated to be 2 years of age and weighed six pounds.


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Kelly
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 11th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated to be 2-3 years of age and weighed six pounds.


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Charlie
Trapped May 11th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This dated at 8 years of age and weighed eight pounds.


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Chambers

Trapped (Drop Trap) May 11th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated to be 2 years of age and weighed six pounds.


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Petey the Sweetie 
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 3rd, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated at 4 years of age and weighed seven pounds.  He was super friendly and was lucky enough to be accepted into the ASPCA adoption program!


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Tony
Deli Cat picked up May 19th, 2018
Fixed at Ferals in Peril
Unfortunately, we suspect Tony was poisoned in the deli he called home.  He was the second cat to have died in that location in a month’s time and we feel it was very suspicious.  Because of this sad experience we are not sure we will be working with owned cats in the future.


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Famous
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 3rd, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated at 4-5 years of age and weighed six pounds.  She was born with a large nose, but it was just cosmetic, nothing wrong medically.


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Marble
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 3rd, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated at 2 years of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Janet

Trapped (Drop Trap) May 3rd, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated at 3 years of age and weighed seven pounds.  She was kind of friendly, but was super depressed inside.  While she allowed handling, she seemed to pine for her colony.  When we brought her back she perked up at the familiar smells and sounds and happily returned to her family.


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Chirp
Trapped May 4th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was dated at 2 years of age and weighed five pounds.  She was not in great shape, but she was found to be lactating so we gave her as many meals as possible until we had to release her early.  It was not an easy return for us.


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Monkey
Trapped May 4th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was dated at 2 years of age and weighed seven pounds.


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Tabitha
Trapped May 4th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy (we are not adhere to gender norms for names) was dated at 2-3 years of and weighed six pounds.


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Tim
Trapped (Drop Trap) May 4th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Nine pounds of love from Tim!


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Midge
Trapped (Drop Trap) April 22nd, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
While trying to trap the last lady in a colony on one side of the street, this lady came over to eat and we just couldn’t resist getting her fixed. She weighed in at six pounds and was dated to be three years old.


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Harmonica
Trapped April 6th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was one of seven cats trapped over the course of two days.  She was aged to be four years and weighed six pounds.


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Bing
Trapped April 5th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was one of seven cats trapped over the course of two days.  He was aged to be three years and weighed nine pounds.


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Penelope
Trapped April 6th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
The catalyst for trapping seven cats in the course of just two days.  I really think it was fate!  She was aged at five years and weighed eight pounds.


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Tank
Trapped April 6th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was one of seven cats trapped over the course of two days.  He was aged to be ten plus years and weighed nine pounds.


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Zack
Trapped April 6th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was one of seven cats trapped over the course of two days.  He was aged to be nine years and weighed ten pounds.


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Marlboro
Trapped April 5th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy was one of seven cats trapped over the course of two days.  He was aged at six years and weighed ten pounds!


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Pageant
Trapped April 6th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This lady was the final cat of seven who were trapped over the course of two days.  I think we were lucky to have trapped her when we did.  In a few days or weeks she could have been pregnant and before long the colony could have had a serious population explosion!  She was aged at one year and weighed six pounds.


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Susan
Trapped March 19th, 2018
Fixed at Faithful Friends Brooklyn New York
We had a hard time setting the trap up quickly enough as this little lady came running to the food.  It wasn’t long before she was safely in the trap and awaiting her appointment.  Suspected of being pregnant we are very glad to have taken this girl out of the reproductive running and not a moment too soon as a storm hit New York the very next day.


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Tiger
Picked up by friends of the original caretaker March 5th, 2018
Fixed on ASPCA Neuter Scooter Far Rockaways
When his caretaker in the Far Rockaways passed, the woman’s friends banded together to get Tiger fixed, vaccinated, and tested. The caretaker who brought us Taco, the microchip wonder, reached out to us to see if we could help. We normally focus on just local TNR, but since it’s winter we have some extra time on our hands and were able to help. He passed his interview and was accepted into the ASPCA adoption program!


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J’y Jette
Trapped by construction workers January 13th, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
A woman in our neighborhood could see a kitten playing in her backyard and decided she couldn’t stand by and do nothing.  She talked to the construction workers near where the kitten often played and talked them into catching the kitten for her.  Somehow they managed to get the kitten, but the woman had no idea what to do next.  She didn’t have a trap, she wasn’t certified for TNR, and she had no idea how to socialize.  In a moment of desperation she called her veterinarian, Bensonhurst Veterinary Clinic and they recommended she contact us.  We were able to socialize the kitten and get her into the ASPCA adoption program!


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Taco
Picked up by finder January 27th, 2018
A colony caretaker had reached out to us about a friendly cat that had joined their colony and wasn’t doing well. The caretaker wanted help finding the cat a home. The next day was the Community Cats Podcast Online Cat Conference; I attended the Lost and Found workshop and realized I needed to treat the cat as lost to start with. We took the cat to our vet, Bensonhurst Veterinary Care, where they scanned him and were excited to find a chip. They called the chip company for us and were even more excited to find he had a person attached to the chip. Soon they were leaving a message for the person who lived four city blocks away from the colony site where the cat, named Taco, had been living for months. Fifteen minutes later we were on the phone with the owner who was overjoyed to hear we had located Taco. Apparently he got out one night when the mother had come home late and they had been searching for him since October. The owner picked Taco up from us this evening after having scheduled a check up with our vet to make sure Taco was okay after his long adventure. I honestly think I would have moved straight to the forever home search without the information from the Lost and Found workshop. 


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Doughnut

Picked up by finder January 2, 2018
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
A nice woman driving home from work, near the Bay Parkway F train stop, spotted a cat with its head stuck in a can. She looked around and realized no one else was going to do anything to help the cat who was trapped in a life and death situation. She took Doughnut to our favorite Vet’s office @bensonhurstvetcare where they helped free the kitty from the can. The woman wasn’t able to take Doughnut home with her and didn’t know what to do. Cats Great & Small with an empty kitten room was able to take in Doughnut for further evaluation and the eventual goal of finding him a forever home. Huge thanks as always to Bensonhurst Veterinary Care @bensonhurstvetcare whose staff and doctors always go the extra mile to help these fragile animals. Found on the corner of a busy street during a terrible winter storm with his head stuck firmly in a can this little guy didn’t have a choice.  He had to be socialized as putting him back on the street would certainly mean death for Doughnut.  It took a while, but this little guy came around and was such a sweetheart.  He had an amazing elevator butt and showed off when other cats were around.  He most certainly loved other cats more than people, but with the right treats any human was his best friend while they lasted.  Doughnut was accepted into the ASPCA adoption program and we just know he is happy and fat in his forever home!


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Love
Trapped (Box Trap & Drop Trap) December 5th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Crown Heights Same Day Transport
I caught Love once in a box trap, but thought he was his mother and let him go.  It was a sign that I was too tired to be trapping and I went home very sad that evening.  The next night I went back with a box trap and caught Love right away.  It was a good feeling to have a cat I had already caught back in a trap again.  Love had a bit of a cold when we took him in and he let me wash his face each night.  Because he was so nice and gentle the caretaker decided to give it her best and socialize him.  So far it is going very well, he lets her give him medication and is very patient with everyone.  We have great hopes for Love!


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Death Star
Trapped December 3rd, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Crown Heights Same Day Transport
This guy was in the basement of a colony site we had been working on previously.  The caretaker had tried to let him out, but he did not want to go.  We were able to create a funnel out of some sheetrock and other items he was hiding behind and get him into a box trap.  He was the angriest/most scared cat I have worked with so far.  When changing his papers he actively tried to attack me several times, luckily the tuning fork was in his way.  When he had recovered and was ready to head home we were able to release him back into the basement where the caretaker would be providing him with unlimited food and water as well as a litter box should he feel so inclined.


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Soda Pop
Trapped December 4th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Crown Heights Same Day Transport
We had almost caught Soda Pop with the drop trap on the 23rd of November along with all of the ladies, but I did pull the string when I should have, I get a little gun-shy sometimes.  When we went back to trap a few days later hardly any cats were around.  I caught a white an orange one, letting it go only to find out it wasn’t the cat I thought it was and that I should have kept it.  Discouraged I set a trap up near a front garden area and while the caretaker and talked we heard a snap.  We went to go see who we had and it turned out to be Soda Pop!


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Great
Trapped November 23rd, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Great was the hardest to catch that night, she wouldn’t come near the drop trap.  When we set up a box trap near the garbage cans and waited, all of a sudden the trap went off and there was Great!  She was a real sweetheart throughout the process, but was glad to be home when we released her at the colony site days later.  Great had already produced a litter of kittens before we met her, but we are happy she wont have to add any more mouths to the table in the future!  She was dated at three years and weighed in at eight pounds.


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Ladybird
Trapped (Drop Trap) November 23rd, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
We caught this lovely girl under the drop trap with three other females on our first night trapping at a new colony site.  It was really exciting to get so many females at once and left us with a sense of lasting change for this colony!


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Laura
Trapped (Drop Trap) November 23rd, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Laura is the mother of a litter of kittens who showed up at the feeding site days after the caretaker had reached out to us for help.  Laura was a regular, but the kittens were new.  This lovely lady weighed in at six pounds and was dated at only one year of age.  We are very glad she doesn’t have to bring any more litters up in the streets of Brooklyn.  When we returned Laura to the feeding site she disappeared for a week before showing back up.  Both the caretakers and ourselves were sick with worry for her, wondering if she was okay.  Because of this absence we started a log book on the cats while in our care to ensure we could refer back to our notes if we were ever in doubt that the cats were healthy and well upon their release.  We all breathed a huge sigh of relief when Laura came back for dinner that night!


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Svetlana
Trapped (Drop Trap) November 23rd, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Caught on the first night of trapping at a new colony site, this little lady weighed in at seven pounds and was dated as being eight months old.  She has some dedicated caretakers who worried about her while she was away and were thrilled upon her return to the feeding station.


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Tomato & Meatloaf
Scruffed and trapped respectively November 22nd, 2017
These two sweeties had a sibling who was hit by a car only days before we met the colony.  They had wonderful caretakers who went the extra mile to reach out and get in touch with us.  The woman we worked with trapped Meatloaf on her own and when I went to pick him up she fed the cats and I was able to just reach down and grab the other kitten, Tomato, before he knew what had happened.  There wasn’t space for them right away in the adoption program so we worked with them until there was and were able to get them in for their forever home search!


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Luna
Brought in by owner November 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Luna was rescued from under a neighbor’s car when she was only a small kitten.  The finders took care of her and raised her up, but never got her fixed.  Luckily, through the help of a friendly crossing guard, Luna is now fixed and vaccinated.  No unwanted pregnancies for this little lady!


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Casper
Trapped (Drop Trap) November 16th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
The sweetheart ran into our lives one evening while we waited for a tabby female who had showed up the night before, but we didn’t have the guts to pull the string hoping she would hunker down a bit more under the trap.  Casper ran out of no where, we didn’t even know he existed, and went directly for the food.  He was not so nice when we first caught him and we were sure he was feral.  After his surgery he did a 180 and began purring at the site of us.  This little guy was accepted into the ASPCA adoption program and we can’t wait for him to find his forever lap!


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Sam
Trapped November 15th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This gentleman turned out to be ten years old!  We had no idea he was even hanging around until we set a trap near the front entrance of our building trying to catch a lovely lady we have spotted nibbling on some dry food in the evening.  Hopefully the extra vaccines will give him an advantage this winter and help him through the tough times.


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Oscar the Grouch
Trapped (Drop Trap) November 2nd, 2017
Fixed at Ferals in Peril (http://www.feralsinperil.org/)
This young man was difficult to catch, it took until 3am.  Once caught he growled the whole way home, a good sign that he was not completely feral.  Once home he meowed until I let him into a larger kitty playpen.  Each night around 3am he would turn into a werewolf trying to dig his way out.  After a few nights of having to wake up at 3am to comfort him I decided it was better to let him have full run of the room.  We are still evaluating if Oscar even wants a home and I have a strong suspicion he might be bonded to the other black cat I wasn’t able to catch that evening/morning.


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Tigger
Trapped October 30th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Dyker Hights Golfcourse 2 day transport
This one year old eight pound beauty has most likely birthed several litters of kittens across the street in her short life according to the gossip on the street.  She was very quiet and kind throughout the process, again meaning she didn’t try to kill me.  While this trapping session was hard on me it was so rewarding to have caught three females!  It felt like a real boon for the colony.


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Sabrina (a.k.a. Mush)
Trapped November 1st, 2017
Admitted to the ASPCA Adoption Program
This little lady was in much better shape than her siblings.  The caretaker actually caught her in the box trap after experimenting with many baits.  While she was difficult to catch the moment we picked her up she turned into a complete mush ball with enough purr to share with everyone.  She did have a bit of a triangle face when we caught her but much more energy than the other two.  She was accepted into the ASPCA adoption program.


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Rosen
Trapped October 30th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Dyker Hights Golfcourse 2 day transport
It was hard for me to believe this spitfire of a lady was seven years old!  She weighed in at eight pounds and used some serious stink eye and diversion tactics, hissing mostly, on me whenever I changed her “diapers”.


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Windger
Trapped (Drop Trap) October 29th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Dyker Hights Golfcourse 2 day transport
At four to five years of age this beauty wasn’t feeling very well throughout the waiting and recovery process.  The caretaker noted that Windger had lose stools in the weeks prior to the trapping and had been quite skinny.  I was able to slip Lysine into her food each day.  I’m not sure if it made the difference or there is an antibiotic given during the surgery, but by the time she was returned to her home turf she was diarrhea free for the most part.  Perhaps just having to relax for a few days with food at the ready 24/7 was the golden key?


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Maxcine
Trapped (Drop Trap) October 29th, 2017
Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital
While we caught this little lady chowing down under the drop trap, once she got home it was as if a balloon deflated.  She was under two pounds so to remove the fleas that covered her little body we washed her carefully with Dawn dish soap and dried her quickly.  The next day we took her to the ASPCA to be admitted to the Kitten Hospital.  We were unsure if she was the runt of the litter, or if the mother had absorbed her from another litter.


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Melvin
Trapped (Drop Trap) October 29th, 2017
Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital
While we caught this little man chowing down under the drop trap he didn’t seem to have that much energy when we got him home and gave him a bath in Dawn soap.  While he was eating well slept most of the time and was not interested in playing.  We took him and his sister to the ASPCA the following day to be admitted to the Kitten Hospital.


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Shivers
Trapped & Released October 31st, 2017
Honorary TNR Graduate
This handsome creature hangs out with the colony and is well known to the caretaker.  He/she couldn’t resist the tasty treats at the end of the box trap and had to see what all the fuss was about.  When the door was reopened to the trap he/she made their way to the back courtyard to forage for other nibbles.


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Jasper
Trapped (Drop Trap) October 19th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This beautiful longhaired black boy was dated at eight years and weighed ten pounds.  I caught him by accident when I was after a smaller black cat resembling Bumble Bee.  I’m not sure what he thought about the whole process, he didn’t say much.


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Penbrook
Trapped October 18th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This big boy was dated at five years and weighed ten pounds.  I found out later from a caregiver that he is thought to be someone’s pet they let out quite often.  He didn’t seem very friendly to me and acted quite feral the entire time.  I guess if he does belong to someone they should have fixed him anyway so I took care of it for them.


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Herman
Trapped October 18th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
I started setting the trap and going for a walk and coming back a little while later to find this beautiful boy caught.  He is from the original colony I began with, a colony that is quite wary of me at this point.  The strange this is the caregivers didn’t have a name for him, nor really know he existed even though he looks very much like the other cats in the colony and was dated at six years.  He was quite unhappy with me throughout the entire process and would have liked to rip my face off if given the chance.


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Sassy T.
Trapped October 19th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
My elusive white whale from the original colony.  I messed up with the drop trap when I first started to try to catch the very, very fertile Sassy T. and was worried I would never catch her.  I set my trap and went for a walk, when I came back I couldn’t believe my eyes.  I thought for sure it must be a male cat, no way did I catch Sassy T so easily and in a box trap no less.  Later I heard from the caregiver and it was confirmed I had caught the right cat.  She was dated at three years, meaning she could have had as many as seven plus litters, and was a hefty nine pounds.  It was a bittersweet catch as she had another litter of kittens before I could get her.  Two of the kittens were taken in by the caregiver while the other two were designated to remain in the colony only to disappear soon after Sassy T. was caught.  I think the caregiver must think I am awful luck for her and kittens at this point.  I have only one cat to go on this colony to get to 100%!


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Banana
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital
This sweetie is an 8-12 week old female.  I was worried the trap wouldn’t work as I had read kittens didn’t weigh enough to trip the plate, but this girl did just fine.


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Pollito
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Admitted to ASPCA Adoption Program
This chunk is an 8-12 week old polydactyl male.  I was worried the trap wouldn’t work as I had read kittens didn’t weigh enough to trip the plate, but this guy did just fine.


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Hippopotamus
Trapped September 25th, 2017
Already fixed!
This sweetheart had been hanging around the courtyard we were trapping in the entire time we were working.  She/he was happy to go in the trap when we sprinkled some dry food and it wasn’t until we got into the light that we realized his/her ear was already clipped, just barely.  When he let Hippo back out she went directly to the food bowl as if she were starving.


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Tandy
Trapped September 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
The last cat trapped from this colony, we didn’t even know Tandy existed until he went straight into the trap the night before our appointment.  He knocked his forehead on the trap trying to get out, but it healed quickly and didn’t seem to bother him.  The vet dated him at 4 years.


 

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Phi
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Phi was a three year old male with a wonky eye similar to Quest Love’s.  He was quite small compared to the other male cats and was very sweet in the trap, this means he did not actively try to kill me.


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Money Cat
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Already fixed!
Living in the basement of the building at which we were trapping Money Cat was illusive diving through a very small hole that allowed a pipe to run between rooms.  It took us a while to figure out he was already fixed, his left ear was a bit chewed, but it was hard to tell if it was accidental or purposeful.  He was nice enough to let us inspect him and it was confirmed that he had already been through the TNR process.  We kept him for a few days to see if he belonged in a home, but he shook each time we handled him and hid in his kennel throughout the day until we were gone.  When we brought him back home he was thrilled and went around everywhere checking his territory.


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Quest Love
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This big male was polydactyl and most likely the father of Pollito.  He had a cold when we first caught him, but after a few days of lysine was doing much better and ready for surgery.


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Fishsticks
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Fishsticks was aged at 9 years and believed to be the mother of Banana and Pollito.  We hope she enjoys the rest of her life without having to have kittens and just getting to be and worry about herself.


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Gloria
Trapped September 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Gloria turned out to be pregnant when we caught her and for one reason or another had a miscarriage before she got to her appointment.  She was aged by the ASPCA vet at 8 years, which is sad when one thinks about the 80 plus kittens she must have had in her lifetime.  I hope she enjoys the rest of her life where she is just living for herself and no longer has to struggle through the heath cycle.


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Glitter Sparkles
Trapped September 25th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This big guy turned out to be 12 years old and tough as nails, hence his name.  I wasn’t sure I could catch him as he seemed to be quite smart and would take off each time I set up my traps, but when I set up one morning he walked right into the trap no problem.  He was a heavy breather and snored when he slept.


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Cellphone & Pizza Steve
Picked up from caretaker September 14th, 2017
Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital
Cellphone (left) and Pizza Steve (right) were Simba’s kittens.  When we picked them up from the caretaker Pizza Steve was going blind and risked having his eyes rupture.  We are as always ever so thankful to the ASPCA Kitten Hospital for admitting them on short notice and hopefully saving Pizza Steve’s eyes.


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Simba
Picked up from caretaker September 14th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Simba is a stray that walked into her caretakers apartment one day and never left.  When we came into Simba’s we were trapping Tiny in her backyard.  At this point Simba was already heavily pregnant, days away from giving birth.  The caretaker opted to have Simba deliver her kittens before Simba was fixed and vaccinated.


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Jean-Ralphio
Picked up from caretaker September 17th, 2017
Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital
Jean-Ralphio was left at the colony site Full Dark belonged to.  He was left in a small cardboard shoe box with a plastic fruit cup full of cow’s milk.  Due to his young age of about four weeks we were able to bring him directly to the ASPCA to be admitted to the Kitten Hospital they run.


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Choo Choo
Trapped (Drop Trap) July 25th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Admitted to ASPCA Adoption Program
Choo Choo was one of a litter of four belonging to Betsy, the black and white kitty we caught June 29th and found she was lactating.  Luckily a neighbor informed us of the litter in her back yard and we were able to catch them before Betsy moved her kittens yet again.  Originally we caught Choo Choo with to of her siblings, but one slipped under the drop trap and we were forced to catch them later by hand.  Choo Choo was admitted into the ASPCA adoption program after being cared for by Bensonhurst Veterinary Care during her time on the waitlist.


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Yogi
Caught (scruffed) July 27th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted
Yogi was one of a litter of four belonging to Betsy, the black and white kitty we caught June 29th and found she was lactating.  Luckily a neighbor informed us of the litter in her back yard and we were able to catch them before Betsy moved her kittens yet again.  Yogi and his brother were caught by hand napping in a rolled up yoga mat at the neighbors house.  He was adopted by an office person at our vet’s.


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Boris
Trapped (Drop Trap) July 25th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted
Boris was one of a litter of four belonging to Betsy, the black and white kitty we caught June 29th and found she was lactating.  Luckily a neighbor informed us of the litter in her back yard and we were able to catch them before Betsy moved her kittens yet again.  Originally we caught Boris with to of her siblings, but one slipped under the drop trap and we were forced to catch them later by hand.  Boris was adopted by a wonderful woman who is friends of one of our neighbors, she now goes by the name Twinkie and is spoiled rotten in the best way possible.


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Roo
Picked up from caretaker July 20th, 2017
Admitted to the ASPCA Adoption Program
Roo was with us for almost two months during which she worked hard to recover from a nearly deadly upper respiratory infection and miscarriage.  We were able to get her on the wait list for the ASPCA; when space opened she was admitted to their hospital and adoption program.  During the time she was on the waitlist the amazing doctors at Bensonhurst Veterinary Care worked to get her to a healthier level.  We weren’t able to completely get rid of the URI, but she was in much better condition when we brought her to the ASPCA than when when we found her.  I still miss Roo very much and wish I could know more about the next chapter of her life in a home of her own, sadly this is not how it works with these animals.  We get to see a small section of their lives and will constantly hope and wonder what came before and after us.  She will forever be in our hearts and I hope more than anything someone out there loves her with all their heart.


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Full Dark
Trapped August 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Sadly we did not catch this sweetheart in time for her admittance to Kitty Charm School.  While her brothers go off to find forever homes, this young lady will have to go back onto the street.  We hope that having her fixed and vaccinated will give her a better life than she would have had otherwise, litter after litter of kittens followed by a premature death.


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Ravioli
Trapped July 28th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted via ACC
Ravioli passed Feral Kitten Charm School and is off to the ACC to find his forever home!


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Milwaukee
Trapped August 8th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted via ACC
Milwaukee passed Feral Kitten Charm School and is off to the ACC to find his forever home!


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Vladie
Trapped July 28th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted via ACC
Vladie passed Feral Kitten Charm School with flying colors and is off to the ACC to have his eye treated and find his forever home!


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Stinky
Trapped (Drop Trap) August 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
We are hoping that Stinky’s age will help him to fight his possible exposure to panleukopenia which took the lives of two of his younger friends Marmalade and Silver Bell.  Only time will tell for this guy.


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Midnight
Trapped (Drop Trap) August 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Sadly while Midnight’s sisters, Marmalade and Silver Bell had successful surgeries with no complications they had been exposed to the panleukopenia seven days prior to their trapping.  They passed away two days after being fixed and vaccinated.  We are very much hoping that if he was exposed to the virus as well that Midnight’s vaccine will win the race against the virus.  Only time will tell for this sweetheart.


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Marmalade
Trapped (Drop Trap) August 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Sadly while Marmalade’s surgery went well with no complications she had been exposed to the panleukopenia seven days prior to her trapping and she passed away two days after being fixed and vaccinated.  We feel very grateful that she had people who cared for her surrounding her when she passes, if we hadn’t trapped her she would have died alone in somewhere outside in her neighborhood with no one knowing what happened to her.  We are incredibly grateful to the ASPCA and the Blue Pearl ER doctors and staff for their help hotline and all the assistance they gave us throughout the diagnosis process.


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Silver Bell
Trapped August 24th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
Sadly while Marmalade’s surgery went well with no complications she had been exposed to the panleukopenia seven days prior to her trapping and she passed away two days after being fixed and vaccinated.  We feel very grateful that she had people who cared for her surrounding her when she passes, if we hadn’t trapped her she would have died alone in somewhere outside in her neighborhood with no one knowing what happened to her.  We are incredibly grateful to the ASPCA and the Blue Pearl ER doctors and staff for their help hotline and all the assistance they gave us throughout the diagnosis process.


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Kit-ty
Trapped (Drop Trap) July 4th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted
Kitty is still working on being loved, once she gets the hang of it we will find her a forever home!


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Brad
Trapped July 18th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
While I was having coffee with the caretaker in her kitchen this guy had a nice meal.  I didn’t even know he had been caught until the caretaker went to the glass door and said “yes”.


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ANGIE
Trapped July 18th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This little lady was one of two caught on 82nd street. She hung around the trap forever and then all of a sudden walked to the back of the yard and went directly into another trap I had set.


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SPANKY
Trapped (Drop Trap) July 20th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
I didn’t actually catch Spanky, the kittens caught him.  As he was rolling around on some catnip I had set down a little black kitten thought it would be great fun to play on the top of the trap.  During all the fun the trap was triggered and Spanky was TNRed.


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GERTA
Trapped by Bev on July 12th, 2017 Lakeview, Oregon
Fixed at Lakeview Animal Hospital, Lakeview, Oregon
Using a borrowed and ancient trap from the Fish and Wildlife Service this cat was caught through the patient process of acclimating her to the trap over weeks of feeding and then setting it.  She is so beautiful and so irritated at having been caught.  During the vet’s examination they found she was 7-8 years old with worn down and missing teeth.  It is very upsetting to think she has had to have litter after litter for this long.  We are hoping a regular feeding pattern will convince her to stick around the area although we really wish we had met her sooner so we could have made her an indoor cat.  Regardless she is loved and will have regular meals for the rest of her feral life.


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NICO
Trapped (Drop Trap) July 5th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Dyker Hights Golfcourse 2 day transport
This little lady was very difficult to catch and when I finally got her with some fried chicken she wasn’t thrilled.  She was really well behaved throughout the recover process and was so happy when we took her back home.


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JACK
Trapped July 4th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Dyker Hights Golfcourse 2 day transport
This sweetheart was came out of nowhere to the trap, he must have been quite hungry.  He was very calm throughout the recovery process and was such a lovely guy.  Since being released I have seen him bopping around the neighborhood keeping busy.


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BUMBLE BEE
Trapped (Drop Trap) July 5th, 2017
Fixed at Manhattan ASPCA via Dyker Hights Golfcourse 2 day transport
I caught BB late the night before his appointment as he ate out of the trash.  First I set up a normal trap with loads of bait, but every time he got close to going in, someone would walk by.  Setting up the drop trap next to the normal trap was a success, and I didn’t have to stand very far away to pull the line when it was time.  He was very active in his cage.  I would tuck him in at night all clean and comfy, when I got up each morning he would have somehow pulled the entire trap cover into his trap and used it as a bed/bathroom.  It wasn’t very fun to keep him clean, but it was so rewarding letting him go knowing he was a bit safer.  I worry about where he is finding food, I am not sure he has a proper care giver at the moment and that is why he is raiding the garbage so hard each night.


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PATRICK
Trapped June 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
I had previously seen Patrick running around on the next block over early in the morning on my daily scouting trips with my dogs.  It was so nice to catch him as I could not really tell where he held his base camp and was unsure about getting permission from one of many neighbors he might be using for shelter.  He was a sweet guy during recovery, very relaxed.


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BUTTONS
Trapped June 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
We thought he was a she!  The caretaker called Buttons the “daughter” since birth, but Buttons had us fooled.  This guy added to the four males caught in this colony, a very different population from the St. Mary’s colony the next block over where Sassy lives.  The colony near the church was all females and only two males.


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DARTH VADER
Trapped June 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
While I was doing everything to try to catch Midnight Dracula’s mom I picked out a very pungent tin of sardines.  This guy walked right up out of nowhere.  I hadn’t seen him at all during my previous trapping efforts, he went easily into into to the trap while the cat I really wanted watched.  It turns out he is about ten years old and missing most of his teeth.  He has what they think is a respiratory infection which makes him sound very much like Darth Vader hence the name.  He wasn’t very pleased with me during his recover time, but was happy with the meal plan- all wet food all the time.


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TINY
Trapped June 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This guy lives across the street from Midnight Dracula’s family.  When his caretaker brought me to him he was lounging in a hammock in the back area of an apartment building.  He was in no hurry to do anything.  I set the trap up less than a foot away from him by the hammock making sure he didn’t have to put too much effort into getting the free meal.  Stretching and yawning first he and calmly walked into the trap.  Tiny ate a great deal every day of his recovery and treated the whole affair as if he was on a deserted island with all the food he could eat . . . I guess he kind of was.  The poor guy does have a scar on his left cornea that can’t be helped, but he isn’t in any pain so that’s a good thing.


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MIDNIGHT DRACULA
Trapped June 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA; Adopted
This little guy walked right in the trap while his sibling stayed far away.  He is still pretty scared, but we are moving slowly with him and he is coming around.  He plays a lot in his kitty play pen and only hisses at our hands now rather than attacks.  Soon he will be ready for a forever home!


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BETSY
Trapped June 29th, 2017
Fixed at Glendale ASPCA
This sweetheart was super easy to catch.  After she dug through a garbage can she came right over and went into the trap.  During the surgery they found she was lactating so there are some kittens out there missing her.  We let her go early so she could go back to feed her kittens and keep them safe.  Hopefully we can find them someday soon.  I asked the neighborhood kids to keep a lookout and I am quite sure they took their orders very seriously.


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MOMMY
Trapped June 17th, 2017
Fixed at Ferals in Peril (http://www.feralsinperil.org/)
This pink nosed sweetheart took nearly two days to catch.  She was very wary of the trap and would disappear each time I entered the back yard.  Several times I almost caught her.  One time the trap stuck when when I tried to set it off using the water bottle technique, it had gotten too humid and froze up after a heavy rain.  At another point she just wasn’t in far enough to pull the trigger.  I finally was able to get her in by placing a blue tarp from a nearby dog kennel over the live trap to make it feel more like home.  She was the mom of the No Name Four and so pretty!


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LITTLE ONE
Trapped June 15th, 2017
Fixed at the Glendale ASPCA
Suspected of being pregnant this sweet heart was shy and unhappy about being in a trap.  She was trilled to be released after all was done.


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SUE
Trapped June 11th, 2017
Fixed at the Glendale ASPCA
We originally thought this grey beauty was a male, but we were wrong!  She did not enjoy being stuck in a cage throughout the process and was thrilled as ever when we released her back to her home.


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GUY*
Trapped June 11th, 2017
This male was very sick before we caught him, his caretaker was worried he might be starving to death.  He was very lethargic and losing weight rapidly.  When the veterinarian inspected him two large growths were discovered on the tongue.  It was a hard decision, but we did not want him to suffer anymore and decided the humane thing to do was to call it the end of the road for this sweetie.  He is missed greatly.

*Please note this photo is an approximation of what Guy looked like.  We were a bit stressed out about him and his condition and forgot to document him with a photo.


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RUSTY
Trapped June 11th, 2017
Fixed at the Glendale ASPCA
Had barely set the trap up in the back yard when she set it off.  Such a sweet cat, I really fell in love with her while taking care of her. Ended up having  “Pyometra and ligatures on both ovaries.”  So glad we caught her when we did!  After she got back from the vet she was a different, much happier kitty.


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OREO
Trapped June 10th, 2017
Fixed at Ferals in Peril (http://www.feralsinperil.org/)
Suspected of being pregnant this love had “ovarian cysts on both sides.”  Was lovingly awed over by the Ferals in Peril staff.


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THE NO NAMES
Picked up from caretaker June 2nd, 2017
Taken to ACC for medical treatment and adoption
These kittens were tame and happy to be around humans, but they had terrible eye infections needing more help than we were able to give.  We took them to the ACC for veterinarian oversight and forever homes.  Not really my favorite experience, the check in person did not seem to understand a feral cat is different from a domestic cat and what a TNR really was besides three letters.  We were also told we should have brought the mom in with the kittens. A feral mom in a shelter?  No thanks!  Although we were able to regularly check in on the well being of the kittens and when they were officially adopted our first impressions tainted our opinion.  We plan to stick with the ASPCA from now on if we need help with kittens.


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WHA WHA & DENISE (pronounced D-Nice!)
Caught May 27th, 2017
Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital and Adoption Program
Socialized before bringing him to ASPCA for a checkup and forever homing.  We caught them on the roof of shed next to the church using a trail of tuna leading from the hole in the roof to far enough away from it that I could catch them with a fishing net before they were able to dart back in.  It took all day and I really thought I might not catch them.  It was a true thrill to bring them home that evening, I was definitely proud!


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CUPON
Caught May 26th, 2017
Admitted to ASPCA Kitten Hospital and Adoption Program
Socialized before bringing him to ASPCA for a checkup and forever home.  We caught him on the roof of shed next to the church using a piece of tuna in hand.  He finally was hungry enough to eat it out of my hand and not completely freak out when I slowly reached for him catching him by the scruff.


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SASSY
Trapped May 26th, 2017
Fixed at the Glendale ASPCA
A brown and white short hair, only two years old but already three litters in. She went right in the trap no problem and was an easy patient to care for.


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