by Brenda Morvant
I have raised money to get a large colony TNR'd in Lafayette, LA. Through the Wild Cat Foundation LA, we have Spayed/neutered 31 as of today. We are socializing some of the kittens from the colony and finding them homes. So far we have found homes for 4. We have encountered some problems, like a neighborhood behind us were bothered by the cats and one confronted us one night during trapping, it started out a little hostile but at the end the neighbor said he did not want them dead and it has been much calmer. I think we got through to him, I hope so anyway.
We also found 2, two week old kittens that had to be bottle fed, that was a week ago and they are doing great because of a wonderful foster mom who is so dedicated. This is one of those experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life. It has been trying to say the least but we are getting to the end and the hard work is paying off.
I think more people need to be educated on TNR, and getting there animals spayed/neutered so that they won't cause other people the problems. This was an area where the Wild Cat Foundation tried for three years before I came along to be able to TNR on the property with no success, but they did not give up. The TNR started on September 2, 2009 and here we are September 27, 2009 and we are almost done.