10.27.2009

Una's Big Day!

Here's a peek at Una! Definitely a daughter of Tiger Mama, wouldn't you say? Today was Una's big day. After she had breakfast, I released her into a lovely mild autumn morning. I pulled back the cover, opened the trap and walked away as tears welled up unexpectedly in my eyes. Una slipped back down the alley to a neighbors yard, where her "headquarters" must be.. it was only then I noticed her back legs have white socks markings! So pretty. One down, and ?? many more cats to TNR. We have an appointment at the clinic for Halloween (of all days) so I hope to have success on Mischief Night trapping more ferals. October is Cat Month indeed! :)

p.s. If you'd like to help cats in your area (and we hope you do!), visit Alley Cat Allies web site. Many humane-shelters offer low-cost or FREE spay/ neuter for ferals!

5 comments:

Jo James said...

Good for you!
Is it expensive to get the feral cats fixed? We lived in prime cat-dumping ground in our last house and had many many kitties every year to find homes for. Some people just suck. We need more Peng Pengs in the world :)

Peng Peng said...

JJ~ some clinics will spay/neuter ferals for FREE, or minimal fee to cover eartipping, rabies, etc. Una's cost was $25, that included microchipping.
If you need to find TNR resources in your parts:
http://www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=355

Thanks for caring 'bout kitties!! xo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi pp!
oh you are doing such wonderful work from your heart and from your sewing machine!

xoxo
m

Kingfisher Farm said...

PP, What's ear tipping?? Sweet kitty.

Peng Peng said...

Eartipping of the left ear is an effective and universally accepted method to identify a spayed/neutered and vaccinated feral cat.

It's hard to see the eartip in her photo, but her leftie has no tip.

Link about eartipping ferals: http://www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=534