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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2012, 01:51:15 PM »

Best of luck!
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2012, 04:14:13 PM »

Fingers ,toes & paws crossed here !
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2012, 05:22:03 AM »

Thanks, all. I will keep you posted, for sure.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2012, 10:45:43 AM »

Come on, kitty, get in catmom's care.  She's the best Wink  Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2012, 06:12:46 PM »

Fingers and paws crossed over here, too!
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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2012, 05:27:41 PM »

NEWS -
I have the little girl (we think) trapped and at the humane society late this afternoon. She will have her spay tomorrow and then I will bring her home for her recuperation. The biggest issue now is that I don't think she is feral. I don't know what her story is - she is not social or comfortable around people - and I don't know if she can be socialized well enough to live inside with someone. I will know more after she's here for the weekend, at least. I plan to borrow (or buy if I must) a large dog crate so she can have some move around room here. She will be isolated in the den (and who knows what kind of situation that might set off with my two who have not been all that friendly with each other at times) but she needs someplace warm and dry and safe to recover and she will have that.

IF anyone is interested in taking in this cat and trying to socialize her, please let me know. Or if you know someone who would do that, I will transport. I'd love for her to not have to go back outside, but I know that I can't do anything long term. This is breaking my heart, but I'm doing what I can for her.

Still need help/support/prayers. And this poor girl still doesn't have a name. She is black with a bit of white on her chest - a very pretty little thing.

Will keep you posted!
Thanks for all of your support.
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2012, 05:34:47 PM »

Well, I thought that my girl was feral - she certainly acted like it!  But as she got more comfortable with me, she started to hiss and growl at me (actually a good sign!).  Now, she's a total lovebug!  She's still not ok with being picked up, but she LOVES to be petted and she'll even rub up against the dog.  It took time for her to realize "this is safe, no one here is going to be mean to you".  I wonder what her background is?  She's so young, but she definitely came with history...

Your girl may end up being less anti-social than you think.  A cat who has been mistreated and had to live on her own can certainly seem more feral than she really is.  After all, someone gave my girl toys at some point, she's so good with them...

Best of luck to you both! 
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2012, 05:40:33 PM »

Such great news that she is now warm and safe!

Big hugs and wonderful pats! 
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« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2012, 06:06:57 PM »

I'm so glad to hear you managed to catch her and get her in for her spay and medical check!  I agree with mikken - this kitty may just be extra shy, raised as an indoor & only cat, maybe feral as a little kitten.  My 2 girls are terrified of people they don't know and new situations, but very loving and well-adjusted when their world is "normal".  With time, your little rescue girl will most likely adjust to a new home, but it will probably need to be a quiet one.  I hope you are able to find her one without a lot of upset among your kitties in the meantime. 
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2012, 06:40:23 PM »

Congratulations on the successful trapping!  It is so good to know that another cat is warm, safe, and fed.

Ya done good, catmom5.  Kiss
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2012, 07:23:03 PM »

Ah, yes, but what to do after her recovery period here inside? Back outside? That's the part that breaks my heart. How can I find someone who knows what they are doing and willing to socialize this cat?

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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2012, 07:37:29 PM »

About socializing: call shelters and vet offices to see if they have any foster homes or anyone able to help her. You'll be able to tell in a couple of days if she will calm down. You may not be able to handle her, but she may show signs of being tame. Just give her a lot of good food and treats.
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« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2012, 04:44:06 AM »

I'm so glad she's safe now.  I hope you find a foster mom for her Smiley

How about Locket for her name?
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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2012, 05:52:25 AM »

I'm so glad you caught her ! Do any of the local vets do socialization ? 1 of ours always has strays or ferals in a large cage in the waiting area to get them used to people & other animals. They use 1 of those large play crates, with a closed area for hiding. She may surprise you & be friendlier once she calms down from the trapping & vet visit.
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« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2012, 12:12:11 PM »

Lucy is coming home this afternoon. I talked with the humane society this morning and everything went well. She was pregnant (but just) so they went ahead with the spay. They are able to pet and touch her, but she's very uncomfortable with it. So, this girl is NOT feral and I'm going to keep her here and do my best to socialize her. They are loaning me a large dog crate and I will buy a small carrier that will fit in the crate along with a litter pan and food (and some toys, of course). She will be in my den away from everyone else and until I can find someone to either foster or adopt her (or she goes completely nuts on me) she will have a home with me. I am concerned about it creating problems with Cassie and Rascal, but Cassie might need to be confined to my bedroom when I can't be here to supervise them directly.

I've never done this before, so if anyone has any thoughts . . . please share.
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