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Pines of Saint James Cats

Organized by: Mary Meyer

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THE STORY:

Last fall my husband and I took in a stray pregnant cat that was roaming the Pines of Saint James neighborhood where we live. She was only five pounds, had fleas, a respiratory infection, broken whiskers, and brittle fur. We got her healthy and she had seven kittens! We were able to find them all loving homes and we kept mama. It cost a lot of time and money getting all of these little ones fixed and adopted but it was so worth it.

Lately I've seen several stray cats roaming the neighborhood that are clearly not fixed and we don't want a repeat of last year. If we don't want a kitten boom we need to take action and get these cats fixed now! Not only do we need to get them fixed but we also need to get them their rabies vaccination and make sure they are negative for feline aids and leukemia. Many of us have indoor/outdoor cats that could get rabies or feline aids/leukemia if they get in a fight with a stray cat that hasn't had their shots.

The cost for each cat to be fixed, receive all of their shots, and be tested for feline aids and leukemia is $90 through the All 4 Paws shelter. I know of four cats that aren’t fixed which is how I came up with the $360 goal. Any additional funds secured will go towards spaying more neighborhood cats and updating their shots a year from now.

Once these cats have been neutered and given a clean bill of health they will be re-released into the neighborhood. They will keep the rodent population down in the neighborhood and they will also keep other un-neutered stray cats from moving in since cats are territorial. We are practicing traditional TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) protocol of having the cats ear tipped when it is fixed. This is a painless procedure done under anesthesia that involves removing a ¼ inch of the tip of the cat’s ear in a straight line. This will ensure that everyone knows which stray cats are fixed and prevent them from needlessly being trapped and put under anesthesia again.

Don’t worry – We know a lot of you have indoor/ outdoor cats. The trap we use is not triggered just by a cat walking into it and eating from the bowl of food. I must physically be there to pull the string that springs the trap. Your pet will not be caught in the trap. I will only catch cats that I know are un-neutered strays.

I know how many kind-hearted animal lovers live in our neighborhood. The fact that cats roam the neighborhood without fear from people shows what a great place we live in. If you can contribute at all we would appreciate it so much.

Also, if you know of a stray cat in our neighborhood, please contact us so that we can TNR it.

Thank you all so much!

Mary & Corey
(614) 309-1471
mem297829@gmail.com

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