Thankful Thursday: TNR Time with Kitten Action Team

Before we start the post for today we all want to wish our dear friend Marg a very Happy Birthday. We love you Marg!!!

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! Well, now you know why Kitten Action Team was here. We now have about 11 ferals and it was time to help this wonderful colony of ours from growing in size. Besides, there were some awfully young kittens that were way to young to have kittens. Y’all know and appreciate that. On a side note, our feral friend Tabs (he was the one who had his sister go missing) has been missing since March 19th and we’re certain he won’t be back. He was the most friendly and would rub on Dad’s leg and Dad could finally pet his tail. We are all very sad about dear Tabs.  Miss you sweet friend.

Anyways, I got a bit off track there.  So, it was time to do a little TNR project in our backyard.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it! Sandy, the head of Kitten Action Team, her friend Ann, and our Dad, got the traps ready for our sweeties.  Were we successful?  Well, yes and no.  Out of eight traps we managed to get 3-1/2.  Huh?  We actually caught our neighbor cat Tiger, and she was not amused at all. Of course we let her out.  We managed to get 2 females and 1 male.

So, here are the graduates.  There were three, and they came back home to us the other day.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!

LB (Lil Black)

This is LB, which stands for Lil Black. She is a real cutie in person and her furs are like the softest velvet every.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!

Lady NZ

This is NZ. The NZ stands for Not Zelda. When we trapped her we were certain that it was our feral named Zelda, so that went on her trap tag. The next morning when Dad took their breakfast outside he was greeted by Mom Cat AND Zelda, so NZ she is now.

Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!

Junior (JR for short)

This is Junior, or as Mom call him, JR. Isn’t he a handsome dude? Why is he called Junior? Because he is the spitting image of his Daddy, The Big Guy, who has been with us for years and years. His Daddy is really aging and is no longer able to, well, you know. Junior is from last kitten season.

Welcome home graduates, we’ve all missed you and so did your feral family. We’ll update you on how we do with round two.  Helping our ferals is a must do, but we know you all know that.  Thanks to Sandy and Ann from Kitten Action Team for lending a helping paw.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

p.s.  Round two we got one girl and one boy.  Slow progress.

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Summer
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Paws up for the kitties who have been caught and “done” so far! It is slow going, but I know you will get all of them.

Molly The Wally
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Wishing you good luck. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

marg
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Thanks so much for the birthday wishes
BUT I can’t thank you enough for TNR those kitties. I also love the names. They are just like my kitties names. We know those kitties will be so much happier.
And my heart goes out to you about Tabs. It is such a horrible feeling when they go missing. I have two missing right now. One has been gone for a couple of months and one has been gone two weeks. It is just so hard not knowing what happened to them and just hope they are in a happier place.

CatonsvilleCats
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Good for you! We did a little TNR around here a few years ago, I was so nervous that it would fail but we got the Mamacat first and she still eats and shelters on my back porch. We also got two years’ worth of her kittens, five in total, and two of them were pregnant when they went in so there would have been nine more kittens if we’d waited any longer. Since then, there haven’t been any additions to our little feral family, the males seem to have given up and moved away.

Sue Brandes
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Sue Brandes

That is wonderful that you help the kitties. Good luck on catching the others.

Katie Isabella
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Katie Isabella

Blessings on all of you for this. Many blessings.

Simba
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I am sure the ferals were rather frightened but this was for sure the best for them and for the world. Best of luck with TNR-ing the other fertile ones.

hannahandlucy
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It’s good news that the feral cats got their TNR treatment.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Sailor Edgar
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Thanks to your Dad for his TNR work. Glad he got a few. Sad news about Tabs.

Happy Birthday to Marg!

There are no ferals around here that we know of.

Pat Hatt
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If they could speak this post would be rated R I bet haha but sure they are happy now to be home and better for them too.

da tabbies o trout towne
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da tabbies o trout towne

dood !!! a paws a paws a paws…high paws N headbonx…OW…two yur dad & kitten action team ♥♥…slow & steddy wins de race….ewe will catch everee one yet…

{ sorree tiger… ☺

N due knot give up on tabs…..we had knot seen turtle in monthz then….. YAY !!!!!! we spied her in de hedge row once again…..him may be bac yet ♥♥♥

jansfunnyfarm
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Hope you are successful with all of the ferals!

Cathy Keisha
Guest

Sounds like you’ve gotten half of them in the first 2 rounds. They is wonderful that you and Kitty Action Team are working to TNR them. I remember how nervous TW was that the Maple Cats were gonna multiply. She never sees Betty and Ramona anymore and thinks they may be indoors.

Madi
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I hope those feral kitties KNOW just how lucky they are to be close to where your Dad and his team can work magic and save them
Hugs madi your bfff

Kitties Blue
Guest

Y’all are amazing to take care of so many feral cats. It’s just not something we have around our neighborhood…probably because we live in the city. We have adopted neighborhood strays, but they don’t come in bunches anymore. Mom was so happy to see that Dad Terry will be attending BlogPaws. She can’t wait to meet him in person. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Ellen Pilch
Guest

Great work ! I wish there were more people in the world like you.

Random Felines
Guest

we are so glad you all take such good care of your colony and are getting the TNR done… we have noticed it takes a little time to get everyone too (and we are sorry that Tabs has gone missing)

Annie
Guest

It’s so very wonderful that you’re doing this TNR and caring for that colony. I’m sorry about Tabs and sure hope he comes back like TT Tabbies said.

Emma and Buster
Guest

Great job. Paws up to you!

Annabelle
Guest

^woo hoo^ we are glad you are gaining on the kitties! Each one done is one less to do!

Tamago
Guest

Oh, this is wonderful! You are so amazing for takeing such good care of those kitties!

Pretinha
Guest

Como eles são bonitos!
Vocês fazem um trabalho maravilhoso!

dianescastle@gmail.com
Guest

You guys are terrific. Keep up the good work and we love the updates and pics.

Connie
Guest

that is a lot to be thankful for.. (and they are beautiful kitties)

Gin & Bailey
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Gin & Bailey

Great work! Happy Birthday Marg!

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
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Aamzin an pawsum misshun there Brian!!!
Well dun makin a start to TNR thee feralss….yur all wunderfull to do thiss fur them all.
Lady NZ iss purrty…LB lookss a bit like mee 😉 an Junior iss handsum!
Wee crossin our pawss here fur more TNR ackshun 😉
****Nose bumpss**** Siddhartha Henry an (((huggiess))) LadyMum

The OP Pack
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The OP Pack

It is wonderful of you to help these ferals. They are all so beautiful. Hope round #3 goes well too:)

Woos – Ciara and Lightning

Katie Kat and Jordi
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Concats on the captures so far… At least you caught Not Zelda, now if you can just catch Zelda… Hope you can get even more in round two…

Purrz,
Katie Kat.

(Really need to find the right TNR team to do the same in my brother’s neighborhood.)

Dip and Elliot
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Dip and Elliot

That is such a worthwhile thing to do. They have a program like that in England and the feral cat population has been vastly reduced. Feral cats are beautiful, I homed one that had been rescued many years ago but their safety is the number one priority and anything can happen to them. Looking forward to hearing how they get on.
Lynne x

Dezi and Lexi
Guest

Oh Wow Brian they awe all so gawjus. and da NZ and JR look just alike. Eevew hims be hers son, bwofur, ir sumfin’ like dat huh. Glad yous wuz able to catch 5. Good luck wiff da west. And a meowsy big Fank you fwum all da kitties you take cawe of. They don’t know it, but they awe twuly blest to have y’all lookin’ out fur ’em.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi

Flynn
Guest

That is great that you have caught those kitties for TNR. I hope the rest can soon get trapped too. I am sorry about Tabs and hope he does come back.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You
Guest

Paws up for TNR! We love that you’re walking the walk and making sure they don’t continue to multiply.

Emma
Guest

You better steer clear of the neighbor cat! I bet he is still fuming about getting caught. The other ones are good looking kitties.

LP
Guest

3.5! So funny! We bet Tiger was happy to get out of that conundrum!

You guys are pawsome! We know how much the ferals appreciate all your dedication to their wellbeing! 🙂

the critters in the cottage xo

Spitty the Kitty
Guest

Your dad and his friend are doing a very good thing! Well, the Human says so, and I believe her, even though I kind of ::shudder:: to even look at those pictures!

I bet that Tiger was NOT a happy camper–ha ha ha! That’ll teach her to be greedy!

Penelope
Guest

Catching all those ferals can bes so much trouble but it is so worth it!
Kisses
Nellie

Fraidy Cats!
Guest

bless you for taking care of these ferals, Brian. We had to smile a bit that you trapped the neighbor cat 🙂 we are purring you can get them all and soon!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Caren Gittleman
Guest

good job my furiends but so sad about the kitty that will not be returning. Broke my heart 🙁

thecatguy
Guest

You doing fantastic job caring for your backyard ferals! TNR is the best thing for them. I love the names, and I can so relate to needing to make a few adjustments to the names after you learn a little more info! Ha!

Sorry to hear about Tabs. That’s hard. I miss my MK dearly, these ferals have a way of getting into one’s heart. Sad.

Keep on TNRing until you get them all! I would love to help you if I lived closer!

Bev Green
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Such a wonderful thing to do…I must say that the problem must be so huge in the States as I have never seen this problem anywhere here at all..yes we get ferals but since we moved here we see none..not a one…I wonder if it is the bigger human population of the states or different attitudes or laws ..I sure hope that this is not a problem for us one day…so very sad especially when you see your precious ones and cannot imagine that many have no one who loves them….good luck all ..loves Fozziemum xx

PepiSmartDog
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Hi Brian, what a great post. You do a lot of great work helping the kittehs. Sorry about Tabs. :=o( Do you that in Australia we do ‘not’ have TNR? We don’t have stray animals as such…If you see a stray, you phone animal rescue and someone like us goes and rescues it and we take it to a shelter or pound for safe keeping. But we don’t have any TNR. Its very good of you to help the kittehs the way you are. You are kitteh angels. Really enjoyed catching up and visiting with you again. I always enjoy… Read more »