Saturday, July 3, 2010
Two More Cats!
This is Ghost (with green eyes) and Grey Guy (behind the door of the cage), both trapped by Team Whiskers in late June. Ghost was taken to the Animal Care League and found to be FIV+, so Ghost was euthanized. Grey Guy was trapped on a day that the ACL was not open, so he was taken to another shelter to receive an assessment. He was found to be FeLV+, and the shelter neutered him. Grey Guy has a broken and fused front paw, frequently fights with other cats, and is not healthy. He was returned to us, and we had no choice but to re-release him. (It was not humane to keep him in the trap.) We need to find him again (this is harder because he is a bit more savvy about traps) in order to take him to the Animal Care League and protect the colony, which is FIV and FeLV free. If you see this cat, please let us know.
Next week the Animal Care League will be making more days available to C.A.T.S. for Forest Park to spay/neuter ferals (just for our program, for authorized colony caregivers only) so we will not have this problem in the future.
So, unfortunately, this post does not have a happy ending, but this work is difficult too, and we continue to learn and grow and find the best ways to approach our colony caregiving.