If you have one of our traps and are not using it, PLEASE get it back to us! Every trap that goes unused and unfilled results in more kittens being born and puts us farther behind. People seem to find it comforting to have one on hand “just in case.” Make sure you don’t have one hiding in your garage, attic, crawl space or your trunk! Not having traps can slow us down, too, so we've had to purchase some more. Not what we want to spend money on.
Just when I think I’ve seen everything – I encounter Seed Ticks!
This adorable 8 week old kitten seemed lethargic and I thought he was just underfed. Then I saw these tiny, tiny black insect things. I thought they were newly hatched beetles but could not find anything that they could possibly be. Then I came across SEED TICKS – the larval form of ticks. Imagine a perfectly formed tick, but smaller than the head of a pin, latched onto the kitten’s skin. He was already under the weather, did not want to use frontline on him til he perked up a bit, so I was on tick patrol for 3 days. Then I found an adult tick and could not take it anymore so crossed my fingers. Saved the little buggers that I didn’t crush in a jar. Just thinking about them makes me twitch. Andy is doing fine, seems to think I’m going to be picking him all over still but hopefully we will get past that soon! Please read up on them, droughts seem to really bring on the insects!
Thank you to everyone who participates in our fundraisers, visited us at the events we have a table at, like us on Facebook and care about the cats.
We Couldn’t Do It Without YOU!