Where did they go?????

I didn’t sleep at all last night and I started to have anxiety attacks through out the night.

As I said once before I would only share bits and pieces about the feral cats. I need to put all this anxiety some where and since my blog is one of my tools that I use as an outlet – here goes. I forgot to mention, if my typing becomes sloppy that means calmness has finally taken over and the Valerian Root has kicked in – that I haven’t had to take that in 13 years.

Early yesterday late afternoon I noticed something strange in my neighbors yard. This house is 3 houses away and since I need new glasses I was really was having a difficult time identify what it was. Then to my horror I figured it out, it was a trap, a live trap. I felt sick, physically ill inside.

Now this is the same house that thought it would be way cool to shoot a pellet gun at a cat and paralyze her and leave her for dead. One problem, she lived and the husband and I were the ones who did the deed. So, I don’t trust this guy already and when I see a live trap, well, think about it. Really think hard about all the possibilities. They are endless!

One of our feral males who is neutered has been missing for a couple of days. This is not his normal M.O. and he is one who doesn’t leave the yard. My worst fears came true when I got out of bed at 6:30 this morning and I saw one of the feral cats in this trap.

This also means that they are baiting the trap, cats will not go into an empty cage for no purpose – food is the only motivating factor and even then sometimes that’s not enough. It was one of the TNR females, left in the pouring rain. Sick, Sick, just Heartless!

The husband and I are scrambling tying to figure out what to do. We find ourselves in this situation where we lose at every turn. We cannot go on to his property and release the cat and yet we are now looking at this legal stuff because we technically don’t manage a colony but due to circumstances we find that this is exactly what we are doing. It wasn’t our choice, it simply came to be this way.

We don’t know how to fight this, and in my heart I know we have to let them go because I don’t know how to keep them safe from humans. They don’t know the human world only their world, which is nurturing towards one another. I am afraid he is hurting them and I know they cannot get along in the wild world, they will starve. They don’t deserve this, we humans made it this way and they pay the price. It is wrong, wrong, morally wrong.

Sorry, Valerian not working yet I have to go and find some tissue.

The sick _____ is back and so is the trap -EMPTY- and he set it again.

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4 Responses to “Where did they go?????”


  1. 1 Karen Anne September 8, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Can you get them out of the trap at night, or is that risking your life? How many cats are there? Too many for you to convert to indoor cats? Several of my cats over the years started out feral, and they all adjusted to being indoors after about two weeks (a harrowing two weeks, in some cases.) In my old neighborhood letting them outside was asking for death in the street from speeding cars.

    I am sending death wishes to the humans involved in this.

  2. 2 Michele September 8, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Karen,

    I know what you mean, we think the pet cat from next door that went missing is also a victim. This was a pet, nice kitty.

    We started with an out of control colony of 42 feral cats. That was 2 years ago. We are now down to 22. TNR works. The husband and I have spent the equivalent of a European Vacation to make that happen.

    There are still too many to bring indoors. The shelters are full and most people would not want to spend the time to work with a feral.

    We had thought of springing the trap, but it would be trespassing which as the back yards are set up would not work.

    I have put some feelers out to see what, if anything, can be done.

    I am relying on Karma, that this person has it come back to him in a big, bad way.

  3. 3 sandy campana September 10, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    Michele follow your Heart! If its your cat and the law says if you feed it, its yours then get it. Call the police file a report. Don’t let anyone harm your animals.. I would knock on his door FRONT ONE and have your husband let the cat out,, needless to say, You know me, I would take the trap too!!!!!!!! Do what I told you and don’t let anyone take your animals from you, he has no right, follow the Law I gave you,,,,, Let him answer to the police. I am sure he has them all in his house RIGHT,,, POST THE SIGN, NEVER KNOW. CONTACT THE POLICE AND TELL THEM HE IS TRAPPING RACOONS IN THE CITY,,, AND CATCHING YOUR CATS AND NOT RELEASING THEM,,,FOLLOW YOUR HEART,,,SANDY


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