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What We’ve Been Doing
We are involved in more than trapping and transporting cats for s/n.
With the closure of the O’Hare Expansion area, we stepped up trapping and neutered two additional cats. We are happy that there weren’t more cats in the area. They seem to have gotten the word and moved on out into nearby neighborhoods.
We are planning a new event in July – Cataoke for Feral Fixers. It will be a karaoke event with a twist. We plan to offer our Board and Officers to perform for a price – and you get to pick the song to be performed. People attending can also offer themselves up to help us raise funds for Feral Fixers. This should be a lot of fun! Of course we’ll have food and silent auction items, so keep posted about the details.
We are trying a new fundraiser – “Dawgs for Cats” at Ultra Foods. The kind people at Ultra will provide us with all the fixin’s for a hot dog stand in front of the store and we get the proceeds! This will take place on May 22nd at the Lombard Ultra Foods – come out and see us and have a hot dog!
Watch out for critters!
I was talking with a new caretaker and she was telling me about letting her own, inside cats out on a leash. Then her male cat had a bout of diarrhea – while I was there. I cautioned her to keep her indoor cat’s deworming current, since the ferals did not have regular deworming and worms could spread to her cats if they crossed the same paths outside. This had never occurred to her, nor has it occurred to other people who let their cats outside – always monitored, sometimes leashed, etc. But there’s no control on what they are stepping on and then licking off their feet. There is a reason we advise people to keep their cats inside and it isn’t just because we don’t want to trap them, there are health reasons. Humans are susceptible to some of the same worms. That cat that you are snuggling with, and you’ve let outside in the last two weeks, hmmm, feeling a little queasy? Please be careful, please keep your cats inside and everyone stay healthy!
March is a success!
In addition to spaying and neutering 118 cats in the month, we completely tnr’d several colonies. It is always our goal to get everyone in a colony and in March we had the time and resources to do so. It appears that we have spayed 101 females since the first of the year – Yay!!!!