Mystique

Meet Mystique. She’s my newest project. Excuse the poor lighting and photograph, but it’s the best I can do for the moment, for reasons that will become clear. Mystique was part of a very large (40+ cats) outdoor colony that was TNR’d this past summer. She’s about 9-10 months old now, so she was young…Read more »

Winnie and Winston

We separated momma cat (Willow) from Winnie and Winston a couple weeks ago when they were weaned. Momma needs to dry out so she can be spayed, and she needs her vaccines. Despite her FIV+ status, the vet says she looks very healthy, and she’s doing great at her foster’s home. Winnie and Winston went…Read more »

Storm Chasers: TNR Version

“There’s a tornado warning out. Do you want to trap the kittens?” Absolutely.  And yes, we are a little bit crazy, but sometimes in trap/neuter/return work, crazy is required. It isn’t as bad as it sounds, though P. and I did wonder, as we sat in her SUV under a giant tree with branches swiping…Read more »

Twelve Hours Old

Sometimes you make plans and things go more or less according to what you expected. Other days, the universe has something entirely else in mind. Friday was one of those days. We have a TNR clinic coming up Wednesday and the two cats to be trapped were supposed to be trapped sometime between Saturday night…Read more »

Vanessa

While most of the work of Derry Township Community Cats is about trap/neuter/return (TNR) occasionally we get calls about stray cats who appear to be sick or, in most cases, dying or already deceased. We are not a rescue organization so we don’t take in strays in general, but if they are in distress we…Read more »

The End of a Long Season

One of the volunteers asked me yesterday if I would miss all the kittens when they were gone from our cat house. She comes in often to pet and cuddle them, and she really misses then when they leave. Me? Easy answer: No. I’m not heartless, really and truly. But the TNR season has been…Read more »