We discovered this lovely lady with four of her own kittens. But before we could trap them we were trying to get my other four kitties tame and to their forever homes.
Friday night we found new mama cat (whom we were calling Raggedy Ann) under the house with a serious eye problem.
We immediately set out the traps and caught this family of five.
At the same time I started constructing a cage made from wire cube shelving and zip-ties. We had to get creative! We are even using an old bird aviary. 17 feral cats is all we can handle and we need to nip this in the bud!
If you are looking for a new career that makes lots of cash, might I recommend going into the vet business?
I'm just a bit hot under the collar after this experience. I still feel I did the right thing by this poor cat but my future of luxury vacations isn't anywhere near the horizon. I'm not saying they shouldn't be paid for their services. I'm saying don't charge double what my local vet does and don't play on people's emotions and inflate your estimate.
Step two is handling them as much as possible.
Raggedy Ann (who may become Leela, like from Futurama) is allowing us to pet her. In fact we suspect that she was once someone's kitty.
She's severely malnourished but loves moist food. Anything to get her healthy again even if that stuff stinks and makes me want to vomit!
So there is my story of how I've become the crazy cat lady. I'm just a push over and our yard attracts cats. But boy am I hoping this is it! 19 it enough!
This is where I should put in a service announcement about spaying and nurturing your animals. Please do,there isn't any more room in my yard or pocketbook.
Take care, Brandie