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  • Angela Patchett
    the area neighbor lives in Fond du Lac county. ... From: Heidi Blank Sent: 10/24/11 09:28 AM To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com Subject: RE: [WisCats] wisCats
    Message 1 of 12 , Oct 29, 2011
      the area neighbor lives in Fond du Lac county.


      ----- Original Message -----

      From: Heidi Blank

      Sent: 10/24/11 09:28 AM

      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: RE: [WisCats] wisCats questionaire



      I would contact the Wisconsin Humane Society 414-animals.  I don’t know what county she lives in but I know on the website you can complete a form to be a community caregiver.  Your friend should close her garage door but denying food is not right either.  If she does nothing the colony will continue to multiply and fast!  The TNR program 0-8 cats is free but your friend will need to either buy some traps at fleet farm or rent them from the Humane Society.


      From: WisCats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WisCats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Angela Patchett
      Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:50 AM
      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [WisCats] wisCats questionaire



      can see if she is interested?  but in the past she has denied even feeding the cats.  (we see the cats go in & out of her garage door (which is propped open with a 5 gal or slightly smaller pail.  

      How do I find out if an area has a TNR program?  When I checked at a humane society in the county they only had a farm/urban plan. It was like $4o to $70 to sterilize/vax pet, but then they went back to original setting.  The campground had considered  trappin those that came around, but was not willing/able to invest knowing there are 5-10+ felines.


      ----- Original Message -----

      From: Heidi Blank

      Sent: 10/21/11 10:38 AM

      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: RE: [WisCats] wisCats questionaire




      She needs to trap them and get them fixed.  Is there a TNR program in her area?  I know all too well about cats reproducing, I started with 2 just feeding them and now there is almost 30.  People just don’t care about cats is what I found out from just talking with neighbors and people in general about spay and neutering their animals.  Does she the person with the cats have some traps?  I have 3 that I got from another person.  I also need to trap like 13 more cats.  Is this person close to a Humane Society where she could get some traps?


      From: WisCats@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WisCats@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Angela Patchett
      Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:12 PM
      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [WisCats] wisCats questionaire



      my story is:
      there is a group of cats that person is feeding from her garage.  when asked she says they are not here cats.  the cats are multiplying. her property is next to a campground facility.  the concern is the cat which have had 2 or 3 litters this year, are causing problems for the campers. Campers concerned of the odor of cat urine, etc at their sites.   

      Ideal goal would be to relocate group.  Since they are becoming a problem due to their odor, for the campers.


      ----- Original Message -----

      From: Heidi Blank

      Sent: 10/20/11 01:18 PM

      To: WisCats@yahoogroups.com

      Subject: [WisCats] wisCats questionaire




      1.) How many feral/stray cats are you presently involved in caring for?

      (other than your own pet cats)  0


      2.)  How long have you been caring for the colon(y/ies) you're now

      involved with?


      3.) How many of them are spayed or neutered? none that i'm aware of


      4.) How much experience do you have with TNR and using the humane traps? bought trap, have not used it


      5.)  How many of the cats you're now caring for have been born in

      your colon(y/ies) since you've been feeding them?  not feeding them


      6.)  What do you feed your colony cats, and do you also provide fresh water?  n/a


      7.)  Where do you usually get your cat food?  Do you pay full price,

      or do you get a price break or donated cat food?



      8.)  How often do you feed your colony cats? Approximately what time

      of day? n/a


      9.)  Do you have a problem with raccoons or other animals coming to

      eat the cats' food?  (Have you found any useful ways of dealing with

      this?  Please share!)  n/a


      10.)  Do you provide any form of shelter for your colony cats?  If

      so, what?  (new & interesting ideas are always welcome)



      11.)  How many kittens (if any!) do you expect to be born in your

      colon(y/ies) this kitten season? n/a


      12.)   How/where have you been getting the cats spay/neutered?

      (private vet, feral cat clinic, Humane Society program, etc.)



      13.)  Is “Eartipping” an essential part of your TNR routine?



      14.)  How much have you typically been paying for spay/neuter

      & etc.?  What does the "etc." include (testing for leukemia & FIV,

      Rabies & FVRCP vaccination, leukemia vaccination, worming,

      flea treatment, ear mite treatment, eartipping, etc.) for the price?

      ?/ who does $15/spay??



      15.)  Are you paying out of your own pocket for spay/neuter/etc,         

      or are you part of a nonprofit that pays for the spay/neuter?



      16.)  Do you also keep your own records of each TNR,

      or do you leave that to your vet?

      No I keep records, every cat has a file


      17.)  Where geographically are you located?  (nearest reasonable-

      sized city, state) Milwaukee WI


      18.)  Are you in an urban, rural, or suburban environment?


      19.)  How long have you been involved in cat rescue?  How long with

      feral cats? 


      20.)  Are your family and/or friends supportive of your efforts?

      some prefer non-lethal solution


      21.)  Do you have contact with other cat rescue/feral cat TNR people

      in your geographic area for mutual help and support? 


      22.)  What do you do when a cat in your colon(y/ies) gets sick or

      injured? n/a


      23.)  Although it is very important to stay current with your

      tetanus vaccination, have you ever considered getting a

       “preventative” rabies vaccination (or have gotten this already)?

      have preventive rabies, but have not checked titer in >2yrs.


      24.)  How many "pet cats" do you have (as opposed to your colony

      cats) are they a pure breed, pound kitty, stray, tamed feral. 

      personally I own a 17yr old cat.









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