Rescue Stories: Updates

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Cayman is back with his siblings.

Some of the feline activities I listed a couple of weeks ago have been resolved, others are pending.

Cayman in Savannah

My niece’s cat Cayman is finally back in the house—six weeks after he escaped! There he is above, the one in the front, with his brother and sisters two days after he was back inside. He was nowhere to be found, until he turned up on someone’s Ring camera, then ran from the trap. Then Jennifer realized he was coming to her porch in the middle of the night, but because he was frightened of the trap it still took two full weeks to plan and design a way to confine him inside the porch. It’s a great opportunity to share more information about lost cat behavior, some new tips on locating and observing, and most of all remind people to not give up on a cat who has escaped outside!

Two feral adults, two feral kittens, maybe more

Of these cats, one was trapped, and it turned out to be one of the cats this family took inside, and we also discovered that some of the ferals can get in the house and get food. We are waiting until they move at the end of the month to resume trapping here.

Mom cat in the barn

Mom cat patrolling her territory.
Mom cat patrolling her territory.

No word on this kitty yet. Our weather turned oddly warm, so cats and other outdoor animals are way more mobile than usual at this time of the year. I’ll hope to hear from them soon.

Possible mom cat and others

black cat outdoors
The black cat

This black cat hasn’t been coming around the feeders house much anymore, and no one recognized him as their lost cat, at least not yet. The gray tabby mom, however, has been, howling around, apparently in heat, and she’s pretty reliable, so we will trap her closer to the next appointment or clinic date.

A friend the next town over and feral mother and kittens

I asked super rescuer Margo if she could help my friend with a few traps because Margo lives pretty close, and she helped Teri trap all the rest of the cats and get them to a clinic, so this project is finished!

I was so grateful for Margo stepping in. I still don’t have a car, and I only have one trap with me right now, so I’m kind of trapped here myself where normally I’d be there when a first-time rescuer sets up for trapping. There is so much rescuing to be done but only a finite number of people to do it. It’s wonderful to know that I can ask someone to help when I can’t be there.

Cat with a can on its head

No one has seen this cat, nor have they seen its buddy, so it’s likely they took off together. In looking around they did find that other people are feeding outdoor cats on the other side of the ravine the cats ran into after the incident with the can. They feed whatever cats come along and don’t always see them, some are friendly, some are frightened, and it’s been going on for years. Their house is actually not far from the place where I regularly found litters of kittens dumped in the woods as in the story Kittens in the Night and they may have started feeding the outdoor cats when people started dumping them there years ago. They weren’t sure if the two cats involved were two of theirs, but we hope that’s true. If something had happened to the cat with the can on its head the other would have likely stayed in the neighborhood where they’d been hanging around.

Upcoming stories

I may not have a car yet, but I am walking fine, and when I’m not trying my best to scare up some savings to buy said car I’m taking walks for errands and exercise and continuing rehabilitation. I’ll be writing up some of the neighborhood stories soon.


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