Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TNR Tuesday: Part 4 of 5

This is the 4th cross-post in a series on a feral cat situation in and near Canton, Ohio.

Our "guest blogger" is BZ TAT, an artist and former counselor/therapist. She's the founder of Okey's Promise, an outreach through public art designed to create awareness about the connections between animal maltreatment, child abuse and domestic violence.

The original posts can be found at the Okey's Promise blog.


Kitten Rescue Complete. Now for the big job…

The kittens about whom I wrote the other day are now adjusting to their new temporary home at the Tuscarawas County Humane Society cat shelter! I am deeply grateful for the generosity of Megan, Shelter Director, and the rest of the kitty crew for taking in these special little critters.

In the coming days, they will get cleaned up, have their eyes tended to, and be assessed for health concerns. As you can see in the photo, the one with Siamese markings has major eye issues – her eyes are totally crusted together so that she cannot see. Some are coughing and sneezing too. That is not unusual. Megan expressed optimism about their recovery and potential adoption possibilities.

kitten rescue

There are 5 kittens in all. One was a little squirrely in my first capture attempt, but she made it to the shelter on the second try.

There are many fabulous cats at the shelter. If you are interested in adopting these kittens or other cats, check out their page of adoptable cats.

The trapping process with the adult feral cats begins next Tuesday. A friend from Peace for Pets is lending me some traps, and I will take as many as I can trap up to One is One of a Kind Pets in Fairlawn, OH for the spay/neuter. We have a warm place for their post op recovery and then they will go back to their habitat.

The process will be continued on other dates until we feel certain that all the cats have been vetted.

What an adventure!


  1. Thank you for all you are doing to help these little feral babies. I was feral, you know, so it warms my heart to see other ferals getting their forever homes.

    And thanks so much for telling us all about CJs new blog. That's wonderful! Please congratulate him for me. I tried but that word verification thingy wouldn't let me leave a comment. But I'm so thrilled about his having the blog. Bet lots of kitties are.

    1. We agree! Isn't BZ TAT just pawesome for doing this?

  2. Thank you so much for telling us about CJ's blog! We will go over now and welcome him to the wonderful world of cat blogging.

  3. I am going over to see CJ's blog right now! BTW, I gave you an award for all the good stuff you wrote in the wake of that terrible apartment fire. Stop by my blog and see!

  4. Will go right over and say high to CJ :) I take my hat off to all those working so hard for these kitties xox

  5. :(( Couldn't get Cj's blog link to open??

  6. Those feral kittehs sure are lucky to have you in their corner. Thank you for all you do, and thank you for sharing your experiences with us. You are awesome!

    1. We agree! BZ TAT is going above and beyond with this project. She's awesome!


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