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Morning TNR: Meet Mochi!

Mochi

Mochi is a black and white feral. He’s at least half a year old if not a year and a half — I’m bad at keeping track of these things. I think he may have been born in our garage. He has several siblings who live here, too, and probably other family members.

Mochi

Mochi is brave and curious and sweet, interested in humans but scared of us. When I come to feed the ferals he and one of his brothers are the ones who may even walk toward me instead of running away or just watching from a safe distance. I used to watch them climb trees and play chase, though they do less of that now that they’re growing up.

I just trapped him and brought him to the wonderful people at SPCA of Tompkins County, who — for free! — are going to neuter him, give him shots, and if he has fleas, fix that too. Whoo hoo for Mochi! See you at 6pm, buddy.

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Help feed rescued cats and kittens!

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Help reduce predation by cats – adopt a baby feral!

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You can help minimize damage on local ecosystems by feral cats, by helping to reduce feral cat populations. A great way to do that is to adopt socialized feral babies and to attempt to feed them more responsibly than they can feed themselves. All three of our cats were once ferals (from Brooklyn), and they’re now very happy housecats.

To adopt a new kitty friend right here in Ithaca, go to Browncoat Cat Rescue’s Adoption Event at Ithaca Grain and Pet Supply at 1011 W Seneca, Ithaca, NY on Saturday, September 28 starting at 10:00am:

28 Cats and Kittens available for adoption on September 28th! Come and meet the kitties, and learn about fostering/adopting. Homemade goodies will be provided!

Click here to learn more about Browncoat Cat Rescue and click here to share and RSVP to the adoption event listing on Facebook.

Meet my neighbors, Rashida and Spike

Meet my neighbors, Rashida and Spike

Back in the fall, I posted about feral cats and how we can help them through the winter. Since then, so much has happened in our own yard, I wanted to post an update!
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Meet Browncoat Cat Rescue!

One of my favorite local people, a dedicated activist who has done more for our area’s cats than anyone else I’ve ever heard of, has launched a new rescue organization! Click here to learn about Browncoat Cat Rescue – and please, donate. Your contributions will support her Trap-Neuter-Return work as well as the care and feeding of the many fosters who are always romping around her place, healing and getting socialized on their way to adoption.

Be sure to “Like” Browncoat Cat Rescue on Facebook!

Ithaca Freeskool VIDEO: Trap, Neuter, Release with Kristin

Click to watch the Ithaca Freeskool Distance Learning video: Trap, Neuter, Release with Kristin

If you can help out with TNR in your community, please post a comment! Let’s make some connections. More activists are needed to help feral cats and adoptable kittens, before the winter comes and makes it even harder for them to survive.

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Freeskool Workshop

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release)
Facilitator: Kristin
Date/Time: June 22 3pm
Location: Park across from Hickeys Music
Do you believe all living creatures including feral and stray cats deserve compassion, care and protection for their entire lives? Would you like to make an immediate difference in not only the quality of life of cats, but the people within your community? Come learn about TNR, (trap-neuter-release) the most effective way to manage healthy feral cat populations.