It's mid-April and the help requests are pouring in and kittens are being found daily outside on the streets. We get dozens of help requests EVERY day. We take in all the kittens we can, but once our foster homes are full we have to wait until we have more space to take in more.
What is the solution to our cat overpopulation problem? TNR! Trap-neuter-return is the ONLY way to help minimize the abundance of kittens from being born on the streets with no where to go.
The last two months we've been working hard on the King Project. Thank you to everyone who donated to help us pay for the surgeries to do this crucial work!
To date we have TNR'd (trap-neuter-return) 11 adult cats, and were able to socialize 2 of the adults and 3 kittens who have since been adopted! That's 16 cats at one location! We have a few cats left at that site who are very trap smart, but we're still working to get them spayed/neutered. Below are two cats we socialized from the location who have been adopted.
You may remember that last week we got a call from someone in the community that a kitten was injured and needed urgent medical care. A few of our volunteers immediately went out and brought the kitten to the Emergency vet. We named the kitten, King. Sadly, King had severe injuries and had to be humanly euthanized.
King was held during the final hours of his life and finally got to experience love.
May you rest in peace, King. Your short life was precious. We love you!
This week was extremely busy and successful! We ended up working at three different sites. First off, we were able to trap momma kitty from the Yorktown project last week. She is actually friendly and is being adopted by her caretaker!
We also started working at a new project in Hampton. We trapped a male kitty we named, Acer. He has been neutered and is very happy to be back home! We will be returning there to help the other community cats in the area soon.
The bulk of our week was helping out at an apartment complex in Newport News. Earlier this summer we had several cats fixed there, but we had a few trap smart kitties who we weren't able to trap yet. Well, those kitties made beautiful babies. So a neighbor called us in for assistance when she noticed multiple kittens.
Recently, several Cat Corner volunteers have teamed up to help our community cats live a healthier and longer life through TNR efforts. I am so excited to share our experiences and success stories with you all, and will post regularly to keep you updated on the work we are doing!
On National Feral Cat Day, The Cat Corner would like to raise some awareness about feral cats and feral colonies. Many people may have dealt with feral cats or seen cats wandering their community but might not be sure how or if they can help. Through our own experience and education from Alley Cats Allies here are some FAQ regarding feral cats, how they come to be and what you can do to help!
What is a feral cat?
It is always good to have an emergency plan in place for both you and your pets in case you are left without power, or need to evacuate your home. It is hurricane season for Hampton VA right now and we at The Cat Corner want to help you make sure your furry family members stay safe! Here are some tips to help you plan ahead:
We are so excited to announce that The Cat Corner has been awarded a Petco grant! This is going to make a huge difference in our efforts to save lives and to also make our shelter cats lives easier. Please read the Press Release below:
Cat Corner friends, do you remember Cheese, the beautiful calico we posed about a few months ago?
She has been adopted! Now named Cali, she is settling in so well and even had time to write us a little update. These are all her words, however any human names have been removed.
I want to bring you up to date on my new home. My new owners love my affectionate nature (or so they tell me) and I like it very much in their house. I can tell they’re used to having cats around so I feel comfortable.