DEADLINE – 2 Days, Monday, April 8th
Friends, we need your help. Please share quickly and as often as you can or if you can help please let me know quickly.
Our friend Jenna got a call from Scott, the Greer City Animal Control officer, who said that a woman called him. She had moved into a rental in a poor mill village and there were cats. Seems the former tenant threw food out the door, scraps and they hung around. Scott said he could set a trap out every day and take them to GCACS and they would be euthanized. The woman said she would feed them as long as Jenna talked to her and the landlord even though her gut was telling her this may not be a permanent solution.
So Bill, one of our special TNR friends, went out and got 12 kitties trapped in 20 minutes, they were beyond starved to death. We got them spayed/neutered (8 females all in heat and 4 males). There is one large male, skinny, and a really starved long-haired tuxedo who is real friendly. The others are all young, 6 months or so, some friendly others skittish.
When Bill went back to drop them off the woman is not there! So we have 12 cats and since yesterday Jenna has been living on the computer and phone calling every vet, horse farm, from this state to the next and have no luck whatsoever. Cheri, our friend in NC, is working on it as well.
We are looking for a sanctuary, or barn situation or feeding station for them. They have been FIV/and FeLeuk tested as well and of course rabies and distemper shots given. We have until Monday when Jenna will have to make a decision. Pal Crystal has some in her garage, Bill has some in his garage and another fellow with CCA has 3. Jenna is beyond desperate because this time there are so many, not just one kitty. Jenna says of all the years she has done TNR, this has never happened. The mill village cannot even afford to care for themselves let alone an animal. Some don’t have electricity!
Right now they’re eating like there’s no tomorrow, and sadly, if we can’t help, they may be right.
Thank you for sharing and caring.