Friday, May 4, 2012

Videos of Rajah playing :)

I said I'd upload some videos of Rajah, from the previous post, so here they are: 


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Kitty #12! (from July 2011)

Kitty #12 has a good story.  There was a mom cat with 2 kittens I had been eyeing.  I really wanted to catch the kittens while they were young enough to be socialized and adopted out.   I tried really hard to get the kittens and/or the mom.  This particular mom is way too smart for conventional trapping.  She doesn't even get within 20 feet of the trap.  Anyway, after a few attempts, I was able to trap this little guy!

This kitten used to hang out with his sibling and their mom.  Their mom was pretty protective of them so I was even lucky to get one of them.  Here's a pic of the three of them together:

The reason this is a good story is because my friend Sarah ended up adopting this guy!  I got a voucher from Purrfect Cat Rescue to neuter the cat for $20.  After I got him neutered, I started him on his vaccinations and got him an FIV/FeLV test, which he was negative :)  After my husband and I kept him for a few weeks, I took him to his new home to be with his new family.  Here's a little slideshow of the pics of Rajah.  I also have some videos of him I'll upload soon :)  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kitty #11 (from June 2011)

So I'm still way behind on blogging about these cats, but I remember this one pretty well.  You know those female cats, they're always so hard to catch so I feel really good when I get one.  This little girl already had 2 kittens and she was taking good care of them.  She was always sure to give me a "hiss!!" when I'd get anywhere near her and her kitties.  Well, somehow I caught her after a few tries.  Here she is, yet ANOTHER black kitty!!:  

I caught her first and had to go back the next day to try to get her two kittens, which I knew were old enough to eat crunchy food so I wasn't worried about them being away from mom cat.  It ended up taking me a couple days to get the two kittens, but I got them!  Here they are: 

A cute little black kitty and a cute siamese mix kitty.  I knew I was going to be catching kittens so I bought a kids pack-n-play to keep them in.  I only kept these guys a couple days and then I took them to the local Humane Society to go to a foster home.  They went to a foster home and then they were both adopted out.  I frequently called to check up on them :) 

Below is a pic of where these kitties were living.  You can see the mom cat and to the left of her in the pic is the little siamese kitty. 

I'm glad that these guys have been adopted and are now in cozy homes!  I still feed the mom and see her around of course. 

These little ones are technically my first foster kittens, though I only kept them for a couple days.  Don't worry....there are more to come! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Amazing Cat Rescue Story! But GRAPHIC!

This is such a heartwarming story!  I saw it on LOLCats website and had to re-post.  The kitty is so lucky that the doctor decided to work on him rather than just euthanize the little guy.

The vets and vet tech think the cat was trying to get shelter in a car and then was cut by the fan sad, but such a happy ending!    

Warning though:  the video is graphic showing the kitten injury.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Kitty #10! A small update...just some pics :)

I haven't updated in so long, and I can't even remember whether this was a boy or a girl, but this was 
the next cat I had fixed!! 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SCRAPPY!! Kitty #9

The next cat I caught was this guy, and I named him Scrappy.  He had been hobbling around on three legs and there was a big gash on one of his legs, so I really wanted to get him some medical help as well.  He looked like he was on the wrong end of a fight...poor guy.  In the pic below, you can see his bloody wound.   

When I took him to the SPCA, they just cleaned up his leg but didn't give him any antibiotics or anything because they didn't have any of the long-lasting stuff and it's not like I can administer meds to him everyday. 

Scrappy has quite a personality.  Despite the fact that he's a gimp, the security guards tell me that they still see Scrappy trying to pick fights with other cats.  I don't think this guy will ever learn, but hopefully the neutering will calm down those hormones and make him a more mellow cat.   

He hisses as soon as he sees people and he's a sucker for food!  Even now, when I'm out at the school feeding the cats, he'll walk up to me hissing when I'm putting down the food.  He just struts towards me like he's not scared, yet he's hissing while I'm the one giving him food!!  Crazy guy.  Here's a short clip to show a little of his "personality" :)

It's actually been over a month since I took Scrappy into the vet and I'm happy to say he's walking around better.  His leg still looks like it hasn't fully healed, but at least he's not hobbling around on three feet anymore.  I just hope he doesn't try to pick anymore fights!     

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cats #8 and 8 1/2??

So again, it's been a while since I updated but at the beginning of April, I caught and fixed cat #8, which was the last of the four orange kitties I had been trying to fix.  This one was a male if I recall correctly.  Here he is:

   I was happy to be able to get all these four orange ones fixed. 

The next cat is one of my favorites.  He's definitely not very shy.  Whenever I pull up to the parking lot where I feed them, he comes right up to my car.  I brought tuna a couple times and he would follow me around, about 10-15 feet behind me, stalking me to the different feeding areas to try to get some more tuna.  Now, every time I pull up, I think he's expecting to get some tuna from me!  Anyway, I caught him one night and took him to get fixed the next day.  When I picked him up in the afternoon, they told me he had already been fixed!!  His ear doesn't even look like it has been marked so I was surprised.  This is why he's cat #8 1/2.  He's a cute tuxedo cat.  Here are a couple pics:

Right after I released this guy, I put out some leftover tuna I'd been feeding him in my garage.  Usually the cats run away for their life but this one just walked a few feet away, turned around and looked at me like he was waiting for food!

I have more cats to update about...stay tuned readers, if I have any ;)