Released Black Boy today and on the way back I looked for Stitches. A couple approached me to tell me about a cat on the 8th floor of blk *11area 2 causing them problems by defecating at the corridor. They said that the cat looks pregnant. I followed them up and as I had hoped after they described the cat…there was a well-fed Patchy. I explained to the couple about the tipped ears and that this cat has been sterilized. Also gave them my number and said that I would talk to the people who feed Patchy outside their door (they were not in at that time)…and advised them to sprinkle crushed moth balls around their flower pots.
Carried Patchy down and gave her some food but she looked frightened and ran up the stairs again. I can only hope to persuade the family to take her in.
Still no sight of Stitches…
Doppelganger will be sterilized tomorrow. He appeared at blk *24 area 2 shortly after Max disappeared. His marking and size are quite similar to that of Max.
Met an acquaintance staying at *11 today. She told me that she did not see Patchy for over a week. I didn’t realize Patchy was lost because she rarely comes for feeding. Last time I saw her she wanted to take the lift up at *11. This acquaintance also told me that Patchy had given birth at a neighbours flat before.
I call this *10/*20 area the Bermuda Triangle…perhaps I should stop sterilizing there.
Silver is a new abandonee, very skinny, very shy. She was always hiding at the bin center (next to *29 area 1) and would only come out to eat after all the others had finished. The place is quite dark and I never realized what a pretty silver-tabby she was.
That night I was out to trap a pregnant Judy…but no luck…then suddenly there was a hungry Silver very eager to enter the trap…
Silver is a young and very affectionate cat. I have let her out on the balcony together with Genie, the two seem to get along.
Patchy, the pregnant calico from *11 Area 2, was drowsy for quite a while but she seems all right now and is eating.
I am now really considering using tranquilizers as a last resort for Judy and Pearl…we just can’t have another batch of kittens in these areas. Mohan said that there was some risk that the drowsy cat would manage to hide somewhere….but what other option is there?
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new abandonees, pregnant cats, kittens… everywhere. How is TNRM ever going to work?
Most of these new cats do not come back for a second or third feeding…probably wandering around looking for food somewhere. Those who stay to be sterilized will add to the population of community cats. Some old male cats who are not regulars never get a chance to be sterilized because the new females always come first.
There is this calico at *14 area 2 who was highly pregnant when I first saw her. She disappeared for several months and has now come back…pregnant again. I will get her done this time. Hope Mohan can net Pearl …she is probably also pregnant again.