Thankful Thursday: TNR Is Better When the Neighbor Cat Doesn’t Show Up

Brian's Home. Adopt cats, we deserve it! Hello everyone see where I’m sitting?  Remember this as it will be brought up again on Saturday.

Last week, between all of the turmoil of dealing with Sister Kit, the Dad and Sandy, from Kitten Action Team, took another go at the TNR thing.  Sorry, we just didn’t have time for photos this time around.

Just as a recap, the last two times out we trapped the neighbor cat Tiger, who was one of the first ones to go into the trap well over a year ago.  So, neighbor Tiger had been trapped a total of three times now.  Last time out, in addition to Tiger, we also trapped Nick, who is one of our ferals, but he was trapped and fixed a while back.  I think all of the ferals, except Nick, were getting a kick out of this, and they were winning the TNR game.

All this time, we’ve wanted to trap sweet feral Zelda, who has been here a while and has already had two litters of kittens.  Last season we trapped and fixed her kittens, but Zelda would not go in the trap.  The Dad actually saw her leaning up against the trap taking a snoozy one time, but go in it she would not.  Well, last Tuesday Zelda went in the trap.  Success!  We also trapped one of her brother cats.  We were so glad to get Miss Zelda, finally, after too many attempts to count.  The brother was actually in the same trap with Zelda.  That may seem odd, two in one trap, but if you would see them in our backyard, they literally go everywhere together, so when Zelda went in the trap, so did her brother.  His name is TC (talky cat).

Zelda came back home last Friday (her brother came home earlier) and took off for the woods when we released her.  We hadn’t see her at all, until this past Monday morning when she came for breakfast.  She has settled into her regular routine once again.  We are so thankful that sweet girl won’t be a Mama again!

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


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33 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday: TNR Is Better When the Neighbor Cat Doesn’t Show Up

  1. Marg

    Oh that is such great news. Good job to everyone. We know she will enjoy being child free and be so much more healthy.
    We sure send more purrs to Kit too.

  2. Sammy

    BRAVO on finally capturing Zelda! At least she won’t be contributing to the feral cat population again. Congratultions.

    Hugs, Sammy

  3. Nicki and Derry (Fuzzy Tales)

    Hurrah! Kudos all round that Zelda and brother were caught and altered. Well done!!

  4. Katie Isabella

    Oh what great news and I love reading success stories like this. Tiger makes me smile though. xo

  5. Pat Hatt

    Awesome that you finally caught her indeed. I’m sure Talky Cat wasn’t saying nice things in their with her though.

  6. Madi

    We watched a huge TNR event on Cat From Hell last night.
    Amazing how many wonderful volunteers they had
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    High Paws for successful trapping of Miss Zelda!!! YAY!! TNR WORKS!! No more kittens. Mom L and I are helping two sets of peeps keep their mom cat with kittens safe until Mom cat can be spayed. Both moms have rescues we work with volunteer to cover the cost. And we have two rescues who will each take one litter (SIX in each) of the cutest kittens! Lots to be thankful for Brian and family

  8. Emma

    Well, if cats have one thing, it is patience, and your patiently waiting paid off. So happy for Zelda! Nice work!

  9. Maggie

    Congratulations! Tiger and Nick were probably having a good time being TNR tricksters, but getting the little ex-momma Zelda is huge.
    That’s really something to be thankful for.
    purrs to Sister Kit and xxoo to all.

  10. The OP Pack

    Pawesome news about Zelda and her brother!!! We bet she won’t go in that trap again, but it is good to know she came back for some food.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!

    Woos – Ciara and Lightning

  11. Deziz World

    Oh Brian dat’s so wonderful. Ya’ reckon she unnerstands what da traps are and decided she didn’t wanna be a mommy again? We’s just glad she won;t have to worry ’bout kittens again too. And we’s still sendin’ lots of hugs and purrayers to all of ya’.

    Luv ya’


  12. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…..thiz iz total lee soooper kewl nooz…well, for zelda & TC any way; tho we bee thinkin tiger & nick R prob ablee thinkin….diffrunt lee….. bye now !!!

    werd on de streetz iz soundin like: dont go two brian’s houz…’s a trap……

    { oh kay….reel lee dumb joke we noe~~~~~ }

    🙂 🙂 ♥♥♥♥

  13. Fraidy Cats!

    woo hoo! concats on trapping Zelda and TC! when Sharpie and Ditto’s kitty mom was still taking care of them, our mom and her work friends were always catching her in a trap. But as soon as our mom had the kittens, she wouldn’t go in any more 🙂 they had to use a drop trap to get her 🙂 pawsome job by your dad and Sandy. We’re glad Zelda is doing well.

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie

  14. Kitties Blue

    Good job…two for one, and a baby-making mommy at that. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  15. PepiSmartDog

    PepiSmartDog: great job Brian. Getting 2 kittehs in one trap is a bonus for sure. You are doing such a great job helping the feral pals ans sterilizing them.
    Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. We always love your posts.
    Hope to see you again this week too. Have a great week! *waves paw* :=o)

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