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Stray Kitty Finally Trapped

Gwenn's Dog Walking & pet Sitting Service
Gwenn's Dog Walking & pet Sitting Service
I finally came out this morning and found her in the trap!  I am having her fixed and tested for FLV which can be found in stray and ferel cats.  She will not let me near her at all .  I will try to socialize her but at least she will not be out there having litter after litter.  TNR is the humane thing to do for these cats.  If anyone needs information on TNR...trap, neuter & release, contact me at 856-314-8350
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 06, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Great job!!!! Wow, I expected to see a little baby... Looks likes a pretty relaxed kitty for being feral... and luckily no booboos from being in trap!!! One thankful cat, I'm sure. Give yourself so much credit, Gwenn!!! : ) How old would you estimate? Is she lactating? Don't want to keep her from kitties if she has a litter out there. I posted and will reach out see if anyone lost her -- are you're sure it's a female? Let me know if any other distinguishing markings. Lucky kitty for you!
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 06, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Still can't unbelievable you transferred her from a trap to the crate!!! Did you take her to be scanned for a chip?
Gwenn Silverman December 07, 2013 at 09:27 AM
She is totally ferel...you can't even put your hand inside the carrier. No one lost this little girl...My friend is very involved in TNR so she is going to have her fixed tomorrow and it looks like I will have to release her once she recuperates from surgery
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 07, 2013 at 09:55 AM
Gwenn, you're a pet sitter... Why would you even go near the carrier, let alone try to put your hand IN the carrier? You're not giving that cat a chance... TNR with real FERAL cats release them to a colony where they will be provided ongoing food and medical care... NOT just back on the street! I'll talk to a few rescues and see if they can take the kitty... and give that poor cat a chance!
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 07, 2013 at 09:58 AM
Please call me... I'd like to come see the kitty
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 07, 2013 at 01:38 PM
From Maria Pugarelli Ginter Today at 1:35 PM Hi Gwen. Are you sure she isn't nursing? To trap a nursing Momma would be a death sentence to her kitties. Please double check. Also, where do you plan to release her? Do you have a place for her to heal a few weeks after her spay? It's way too cold now to put out a cat that just had surgery with a shaved belly. I know of two monitored feral colonies nearby. One is at Whistlers and another is in a residential area in Riverton. Please let me know when and where you plan to release her. She may become more social after her spay and you may be able to home her instead of putting her back outside. Thanks!
Gwenn Silverman December 08, 2013 at 09:09 AM
I am having my friend in Philadelphia who is very involved in TNR take care of her. You can't touch her so I can not see her stomach. I won't put her outside for a while, I want to see if is possible to socialize her. I will post again to find out where the colony's are if she needs to go back outside
Katie December 09, 2013 at 09:39 PM
I think we have one of her babies her name is penny she is a three color calico she is two years old she is the most loving and friendly cat. She was 9 weeks old when we found her in my back yard crying because she was so hunger. We live on new Albany road I don't know where u found her.
Gwenn Silverman December 10, 2013 at 06:33 AM
She is still at home with me. Due to the weather I have not been able to get fixed yet. It does not look like she can be socialized so it looks like after she recovers from surgery I may need to release her to one of the two colony's that Maria mentioned. Then maybe I can help care for the colony Gwenn's dog walking & pet sitting 856 314-8350
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 11, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Gwenn, how's kitty doing? What a pretty baby! Was glad to see a very calm and relaxed baby after just a few minutes of being in the room. I know you can do it, too! I bet if doggies have something special to keep them occupied and it was relaxed and quiet, it would be fine. Still going to take time, of course... But don't give up! : ) Since i don't have much experience with ferals, and the ones I handled I became friends with was able to handle and give love, which is not the norm... I deferred to Cindy Randall of Randall's Rescue. She wasn't able to post any comments so I copied and pasted what she advised. Please see the advice Cindy gives re: releasing a kitty to a feral colony: "She can't release to feral colony tho "That's no good "Doing it the Right way would take weeks "Releasing to unfamiliar place to a colony it may not be welcome - cats are very territorial - she is safer being released where she knows - she has hiding spots - and that's her turf . Releasing to a colony she will likely be chased out or attacked by resident colony or run away to find where she is from" Then after Cindy saw the photo... See what she says: "She's not displaying feral cat posture or behavior tho. Ferals don't face out in a carrier they cower In the back as they want to disappear- by her looking out and alert and not aggressive i do not think she is feral more likely she is scared "Ferals don't eat in Captivity that quickly" So, again, everything is in this baby's favor to keep it!!!! : ) Please reach out to cindyrandall@gmail.com especially if you want to help with colonies...She ALWAYS needs volunteers!!! Was really nice chatting with you... love those kisses from Freddie!!! Becky looks great! Lori
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 13, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Gwenn Silverman wrote: Laurie just to be clear...I am working with a TNR person and you don't keep ferals inside. You also don't let a cat out in a strange colony. She lives here at the Harbour. She was not someones Kitty. I will provide food for her and a couple of others that I am going to trap on Sat. Night. She also is FIV positive and has the other common disease cats can get. She looked very happy when I let her go. Me friend said there are friendly cats loose on the streets of Phila. Find them homes and don't waste time trying to socialize a feral GWENN above is the comment you posted on my BACKGROUND CHECK APPROVED announcement on my business post… keep the kitty conversation here, please.
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Gwenn, just to be clear… you RELEASED A CAT TO SPREAD DISEASE??? And what is "the other common disease cats can get"? Did you have the cat spayed? Remember, I came and spent time with the kitty you trapped … she was NOT a feral cat!!! If anything she was a scared stray cat needing a home. Who is your TNR person you keep referring to? No need to go to Phila… there are plenty of cats right here on the streets in NJ needing rescue. And if done properly, the majority are rehomed and not needed to be released!!! It takes more than a few days to determine that.
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 14, 2013 at 05:33 AM
No, thank you… not trapping kitties. I know my limitations and leave that to the experts. What I shall continue to do is raise funds for RESCUES, provide desperately-needed donations, and volunteer my time with the animals they save. Yes, I have a big mouth when necessary… EXPLOITING ANIMALS TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS IS UNETHICAL TO SAY THE LEAST. Wish you well…
I've Got the 'Scoop'!, LLC December 14, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Dajoepa75, I appreciate your comment… this is not personal at all -- at least not on my end. I'm not concerned about obtaining clients, nor my business, when I'm discussing the well-being of an animal's life and professional ethics -- rather, lack thereof. My only concern is the lives of innocent, helpless cats and misinformation being shared. I've been home sick in bed for a week and glad I had the time to address this. My point was made and I provided appropriate resources. : ) Lori

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