I am ecstatic to announce that the Commissioners Court of Comal County Texas voted unanimously today to endorse Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) as the humane method of addressing feral cat populations in Comal County. Left to right Scott Haag (Commissioner), Gretchen Pruett (President, New Braunfels Community Cat Coalition), Sarah Hammond (Director, Humane Society New Braunfels Area), Jenny Burgess (Animal Rescue Connections and San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition) and Jen Crownover (
Well, almost. We are excited to be able to move our cats and kittens back to the Adoption Center at PetSmart (Highway 281 and Evans) tonight. If everything goes as planned, starting Friday you'll once again be able to come see the wonderful felines we have in our care and perhaps even adopt one (or two)! We wish everyone well as the state recovers from Hurricane Harvey.
Last night, Beth and I evacuated the cats and kittens from the PetSmart adoption center. Thanks to Judy and Sarah for their help and taking some of the fur babies home with them. We hope that the storm isn't as strong as they are predicting so that everyone can return to PetSmart and find their furrever homes quickly. You are in our thoughts--please stay safe.
We will be evacuating our cats and kittens from PetSmart tonight out of an abundance of caution. Tropical Storm Harvey is bearing down on the Texas Coast, and PetSmart and ARC have agreed that due to the possibility of power outages and heavy flooding, we will take our fur babies back into foster until it is safe for them to return to the adoption center. We will keep all our loyal supporters and potential adopters posted with any updates. Right now, it looks like there will
Animal Rescue Connections is so grateful to Hill Country Animal League for all the help. Another 15 cats will be spayed/neutered today, which almost completes the “fixing” part of this project. We have just one more elusive cat to persuade into a trap and, unless, we find more hiding somewhere, we can at least relax knowing no more kittens will be emerging from hiding places. Many thanks also to Jeri and Lynda of Bulverde Area Humane Society, who evaluated the nursing kittens
So, the 7 traps left at the house to trap the LAST 7 cats were filled with 15 cats Monday morning. We know there is ONE more to trap so we are now up to 77 (including the elusive one). This 15 are going in to be spayed/neutered Tuesday. Many thanks to Jan and Rosemary who are sharing the transport, and also JJ and the staff at Hill Country Animal League in Boerne who have been incredible throughout this nightmare. The hero mama cat trying to feed 11 kittens has some help now
The number of cats from Aunty's House is now at 61. Many thanks to the volunteers who are keeping this bubbling. 22 kittens brought in yesterday with three mamas but they are not coping with the need for milk. Eleven of these kittens are still nursing. We need bottle-feeders. If you can help, please let us know: email@example.com. Although we have volunteers signed up for this week, it would be wonderful if others could pitch in and give our stalwarts a break.
Well, so far so good. At the latest count, Animal Rescue Connections (ARC) is dealing with 59 cats at a house in Spring Branch. o 22 cats were trapped Sunday and fixed Monday. Of those, 8 adults were returned to the house Wednesday. BAHS took in 3 kittens although the shelter already was full, 2 cats were taken to a feral colony, 1 cat is in quarantine for ear mites and failure to thrive, and 8 kittens (3-6 months old) are being cared for while we try to find them new homes
On the road at 6 a.m. today with the next 13 cats from the Aunty's House project. With the 22 done earlier this week, that makes 35 that have been fixed so far. Hill Country Animal League in Boerne has been so supportive, helping get these large numbers spayed/neutered. We would have brought more in today but ran out if traps. I am guessing there are about 8 more in the main house still to get. Yesterday, we discovered another box in the bedroom with 11 kittens (2 litters of