Re: [WisCats] Re: New to the group looking for a bit of information
- I have to agree with Pam on this one.
40 minutes to hours away....
I used to drive 45 minutes to get to work in the morning and 45
minutes to get home Every Day and I did this for 13 years!!!
In fact, every Saturday and Sunday I drive a car full of foster
kitties to Kenosha Petco in the morning and then pick them up at 5pm.
It's a 45 minute drive down there and another 45 back.
I don't even blink an eye about it.
Take advantage of that offer for transportation and take action!!
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On Jul 28, 2010, at 8:15 PM, Pam Norman wrote:
> If you have offers for transport in order to get the cats TNR'd, I'd
> jump on it. And you mention "places" being "40 mins to hours away."
> Heck, 40 minutes or even a hour or so is nothing! Well worth it. I
> am in
> Spring Green & we participate in montly spayathons in Madison & in
> March, we had a woman bring 19 cats in from Prairie due Chien. It took
> her 2 hours to get to Madison with all those cats in crates in her
> The same woman subsequently brought 24 kittens to Madison for
> If the resource is there, get there by hook or by crook & if you've
> transport help, that's terrific!
> Pam in Spring Green
> drgnflybelle wrote:
>> Thanks everyone for all the responses, I have had limited success in
>> posting on groups before so it is really wonderful that so many of
>> took the time to respond to me.
>> I have been discussing TNR with my parents for awhile unfortunately
>> things had come up (layoffs, broken cars, family in hospital ect, you
>> know murphy's law) so TNR was still being researched but not on the
>> front burner. My mom is all for TNR my dad on the other hand doesn't
>> understand why he should pay to get cats spayed/neutered when they
>> aren't ours they were someone elses. I have had many long discussions
>> with him about it and done research about it so basically I think he
>> is going along with some of what I say just to stop my research from
>> coming at him.
>> And thank you so much for the offer of helping transport! That is
>> really very kind. We were sitting here trying to figure out how we
>> would get all those traps in the car. It isn't always easy for my dad
>> to accept help but I think we really do need it.
>> I have called and emailed listings that tell you which programs
>> are in
>> your area, as well as individual rescues and I have checked the alley
>> cat website. Unfortunately we seem to be in an empty area, most
>> are 40min to hours away. There really is almost nothing out here, we
>> do have a horse and dog only rescues nearby though. That does not
>> quite help the situation. We live right outside of Kiel I don't know
>> if any of you know where that is.
>> I had discussed maybe taking them out of state because some states
>> have cheaper programs but with the amount it would cost to transport
>> everyone out of state, well we basically would be spending the same
>> amount of money anyways.
>> I think I am just going into a little bit of a panic mode. We weren't
>> expecting all these cats to just show up. I really want to do TNR and
>> I am afraid if we wait to long we will have more cats here then we
>> handle. I have been forbidden from bringing any more cats in the
>> -.-. I have already adopted 4 :( one I sadly lost because she was on
>> medication that ultimately killed her liver :(. We changed vets
>> halfway through the treatment and our second vet is absolutely
>> wonderful and we will stick with from now on. All the kittens that I
>> have been able to socialize have found wonderful homes with people we
>> know and trust or with friends of people we know and trust.
>> Unfortunately we have reached the end of the list of people we know
>> who can have cats.
>> So again thank you all so much and if you think of anything else let
>> me know. Even if its just a way to get my dad more on board! I am
>> trying not to get to anxious about it. I guess my other fear is that
>> the lady might start feeding the cats again up the road and they
>> be down here for me to trap them and then in a few months the problem
>> will start over again. She is a very sweet lady on the older side,
>> I understand she is going through a lot at home. But something does
>> need to get done. So again THANK YOU ALL. I will keep you updated on
>> the situation.
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