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Old 06-15-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Thanks. We had a cat years ago that we took to the local ASPCA (except that it is a kill shelter). They said they could not take it because it was not born in this county. Mom said (she wouldn't do this), "Well, I guess we'll have to leave it on the side of the road." The guy who ran the pound said, "Okay, but don't do it in this county or this guy," (he points to the cop in the room) "will get after you." There have been a lot of complaints about that pound. There are a few shelters around here, but not like it bigger cities. I'll make some calls tomorrow.

And that particular cat was adopted by a friend. She's living in an big abandoned house and catching birds and mice now.

I don't know if our local vet would take them to adopt them out or not. She's adopted out animals before, but I don't know how often she does it.
You're a good egg for taking such concern for these little gems. I wish I could offer better advice than what you've received on the forum, but I cannot. I suggest calling PETA or your local animal activists.

Keep up the good work; we need more people such as yourself in the world.
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Old 06-16-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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The kittens have started following me around the backyard now.

Their eyes have really cleared up. We'll probably take them back to the vet next week to get their shots. Then they will be ready to go up for adoption.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: California
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I may have missed it, but what is being done about Mama cat? She is probably about ready to go into heat again (if she hasn't already) and the cycle will be repeating itself.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I may have missed it, but what is being done about Mama cat? She is probably about ready to go into heat again (if she hasn't already) and the cycle will be repeating itself.

Great point!

STL- Thank you so much for all you have done for the kitties! But, as ShelbyGirl(and others) have mentioned, Mama cat NEEDS to be spayed so you will not feel compelled to continually take care of strays.

I understand your concerns about how skittish she is, but where there is a will, there's a way. Use the contacts you have made through the vet to find help with Mama cat.

Again, you're a wonderful cat saint
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Old 06-18-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Can't do anything about the momma cat. Either she will stay or she will leave. I can't catch her, and no shelters around here do anything as far as traps. As far as taking care of momma cat, there's nothing I can do. She'll probably just have more babies. I don't want her to have more babies, but what can I do about it?

Even if I could find a trap to catch her, we can't afford to get her spayed, and no shelter will take her.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:08 AM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Contact this organization and ask if they can refer you to someone in your area.

Metro Animal Resource Services, Inc. This is listed in their "upcoming events" section.
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Instead of euthanizing feral/street cats, Operation Sterile Feral (OSF) assists inviduals to humanely trap homeless cats,have them spayed/neutered, and then return them to their original environment where a caretaker provides life time care for the colony. This humane method stops the cats from breeding and allows them to live in their natural habitat under the care of a private citizen.
But they only work in the St. Charles area. Here's their phone number; maybe they can refer you somewhere near you.

314-995-9266

These folks might be able to help you, too: http://www.catnetwork.com/main.asp
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Gave the kittens food and fresh water today. It is a hot, thirsty day. I was sitting with them when momma came back. She saw me and I saw her and I figured she probably wanted to get a drink of water and be with her babies. I have some new pics.


























I walked outside and the kittens started rubbing on my legs.

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:38 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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They all look so great-Way too go!
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Norwood, MN
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They all look so great-Way too go!
They are beyond sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Purrfect pics.
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