Lil fiesty fella turned up in my garden, feeling peckish but not particularly friendly, today. It’s market day, and I’m always suspicious when stray companions appear on market day – it’s a prime day for people to dump the living creatures they’re supposed to be caring for. But it’s feasible the wee guy is a local feral and there’s an unneutered female around somewhere – who will need to be trapped and neutered. I haven’t seen any new cats around, but they tend to avoid my place recently since I’ve eight resident cats in charge of the territory.
So I inconvenienced him further by popping him in the car and taking him down to Jen at Fachtna Collins vets. Fachtna will check Cool Paw out for any health problems, treat him for parasites, neuter and vaccinate him. He’s around 3 or 4 months old, fluffy and furious. The kitten, not Fachtna!
In fact, Luke is so furious we’re not quite sure if he’s feral or just really annoyed at the inconveniences we’re putting him through. If he gets friendly we’ll assume he’s dumped and try to rehome him. If he remains incandescent we’ll assume he’s local and I’ll release him in my back garden and let him get on with his life. There’s far too many kittens looking for homes and, if he’s feral, the human-free life is what he’s used to and how he’ll live happiest.Trap Neuter Return is all about – controlling the feline overpopulation problem and giving cats the best lives we can.
Jen’s also with RAWR. You might remember she took in Corollo the other day. Well, Corollo’s been joined by another friend – a most beautimous grey guy, and seems to have cleaned up a bit. The pair of them were most concerned at the racket Luke was making, so I couldn’t resist taking a few pics. They’ll be looking for their new homes soon, so get in touch with RAWR if you’re interested. We’ll keep ye posted on what’s going to happen to Cool Paw.
Here’s a wee video introducing Cool Paw Luke’s annoyance at being caged.
And, of course, we’ve a few photos – including a cleaned up Corollo. And his gorgeous new pal.