Trap, Neuter. . .Return
October is the month that cat lovers around the country celebrate National Feral Cat Day. Alley Cat Allies is an organization that helps to honor feral cats year round, by advocating Trap Neuter Return as a method of reducing feral cat populations. Pampered Whiskers likes to help in the efforts not just by donating money, but taking the time to do our part and taking stray cats in to be spayed and neutered. This year, it was a bit more difficult to find a cat to take in. It seems that the efforts of our neighbors has paid off. We used to have a block filled with stray cats, and now we are down to just a few. It was an effort to find a cat who had not yet been fixed. As fate would have it, a likely candidate appeared on our doorstep a few weeks ago. This kitty was different from the rest in that instead of running away, he would try to run into the house when I opened the front door. Two weeks ago, I took him in to be neutered. Little did I realize, after his one week recuperation from surgery that my husband and I had taken on a new family member. Sometimes the best things aren't planned. . .or even what we think we want. . but they are a gift from above. So, his name is SOX. Our new family member, our little ray of sunshine. Four kitties, no problem. We were once a die hard two kitty household. Maybe all rules are meant to be broken, but for now. . .4 cats is the absolute limit! Meet Dodger (below) who broke a leg and landed a place in our die hard 2 cat household, and Sox who challenged us to add just one more!