Have you tried posting to the Special Needs groups.
 
Susan 

From: Heather <furrygi...@gmail.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 11:45 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma


Lots of good advice--given this kitty was already spayed, is a cleft palate 
himi (many cleft palate babies do not survive), this was likely someone's 
pet.   some of the cats at my colonies who have been most standoffish were 
sweet once we got our hands on them.

Was she scanned for a chip?  I would definitely do this.

She may of course be abandoned but also could be displaced/lost.

Most of the chipped cats I find do not have up to date contact info and I've 
had to do detective work, but because the chip info isn't up to date doesn't 
always mean the cat doesn't have someone who loves & misses it.

So many don't have/need homes, it is worth the effort I believe...most turn out 
to be deadbeat owners, but there could be a kid in the family who's been crying 
for months over their lost pet--I have had this situation before where we 
really didn't think the cat had a good home, one never knows.  I say this 
knowing that most do end up being deadbeats....but, not always, or at least, 
there might be one person in the family who does care and deserves to know the 
kitty is alive and have a chance to claim.

Just thoughts, I've had recent situations in this regard--please pardon if I 
missed something that clearly indicated the cat was abandoned (like people just 
moved out, etc.).

Good luck and thank you for helping her!!


On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Edna Taylor <taylore...@msn.com> wrote:

Kat, great advice and exactly what I would do.  Place her in a room in the 
house (bathroom/bedroom) and you might find that she is quite friendly, simply 
scared.  If you let her outside now, you will never see her again :(
> 
>
>Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2011 13:19:55 +0000
>From: merrykatme...@email.com
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma 
>
>
>Hi Bonnie,
>
>I would try to bring her over to your house, but not directly outside.
>
>Do you have a small room @ your house you can use for a few weeks?  If so, you 
>should keep her in there - with litter, food & water & a place to hide (large 
>box with hole in it & some towels will do just fine) while you get her 
>accustomed to you as her new care giver.  Go in there everyday to be with her 
>- even if you don't touch her.  Stay in there for at least a half-hour & read 
>something out loud (normal voice) so she can get used to hearing you. 
>
>If you decide to name her - use her name over & over when you go in to feed 
>her.  Praise her for being a smart & strong kitty.  etc.
>
>Then after a few weeks, leave her in the room, but with a screened window 
>cracked open a bit, so she can get used to the new neighborhood "smells" from 
>inside.  That way, when you do finally let her out (& put her box outside too) 
>she will already be familiar with the surroundings & won't be so apt to bolt 
>or run off.
>
>Good luck!  It will be worth the time & the effort!!!
>
>Kat (Mew Jersey)
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Bonnie Hogue
>Sent: 08/11/11 09:05 AM
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>Subject: [Felvtalk] Please Share Thoughts on TNR Dilemma
>
>Wish I would have thought to ask this yesterday!  Now I’m literally an hour 
>away from needing to decide.
> 
>The problem is that my aunt (who’s tame housecat I took) also had a “feral” 
>living in her large yard.  The cat showed up about 2 years ago, and for the 
>past year I believe the cat has pretty much been a resident there (her only 
>source of food?).
> 
>Yesterday I trapped her and took her to Forgotten Felines, the local and 
>excellent TNR organization.  Guess what?  She had already been spayed.  That 
>means some (fill in the blank nasty term) ‘person’ had just abandoned her!
> 
>So here’s the dilemma:  if I release her in my yard, she’s in a strange 
>place.  The only thing holding her near will be my good heart.  If I take her 
>back to my aunt’s house (which is to go on the market soon) god knows what 
>will happen, where she will find food, and the next ‘trapper’ may not have as 
>good a motivation as I do.
> 
>I see it as 50/50 for this poor cat.
> 
>But what would YOU do?
> 
>Thanks for your thoughts.
> 
>~Bonnie
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