Some happy updates to activities of Hungry Kitty:
Photos attached of some kitties we've recently helped.
1) Scabies infected orange boy who appeared blind when we plucked him from the street. He did need an enucliation, but his other eye is fine. He recovered from his scabies (sorry no "after" pic. We forgot!!). He went to Nine Lives Foundation and was adopted. He is a very sweet kitty.
2) The black and white kitty who was sitting forlorn on a street corner for weeks. We saw someone was putting food out, and we fed the kitty too, while we tried to see if there was an owner in the multi unit building. Nobody responded to our posts or notes, and then the kitty disappeared. It turned out a kind woman in the next building started feeding the kitty in her back yard, but could not take her in, and didn't know what do. We saw her post on Next Door. We got the kitty from her, and took her to the Vet today. She is getting spayed, vaccinated, flea treated etc. She is very sweet! We'll figure out a good place to take her for adoption.
3) Robin and Stella. Robin is a senior buff orange sweet boy. Robin had a hard luck life, was living at a trucking yard, which closed down. We took him, and his seven buddies, and found safe outdoor homes for all of them in pairs, which took about a year. Robin ended up being returned for various reasons, having nothing to do with him, but with the people- one person's house was sold, one person at the recent placement had major medical, and we also encountered someone who just changed their mind when they saw Robin in person with his on and off goopy eyes. He has mild herpes, which acts up when he is stressed. When he is relaxed, and when he gets to sun himself, his eyes clear up.
We placed Robin and the beautiful sweet Stella, grey dilute tortie, who was wandering the streets of Oakland and found a small colony that we have been trying to close down. The neighbors are intolerant by the mechanic's shop. There are four black cats, there had been some fifteen, when we took the colony over. We trapped Stella about a month ago, got her spayed etc., and found her to be mellow, semi-feral. She is a good buddy to Robin now, and they are both caged next to each other, getting adapted in their wonderful new home- in Hayward.
A young couple who have always done animal rescue, who have an old rescue dog (who likes cats), wanted an older cat and a buddy, to live on their spread, and they wanted their young kids to learn about them. They had an older yard cat, who was a ringer for Stella, who died recently. 4) Vinny: Vinny is a grey and white boy, we trapped in front of a bank of garages off of Foothill, in the Fruitvale. Vinny helps the homeless, and rents a garage for supplies, so we refer to the cats there as by "Vinny's garage". This is the first one to be named Vinny. Vinny is a sweet semi-feral cat, who was underweight when we trapped him a few weeks ago. We got him fixed, and they said he had some rotten teeth. You can see him drooling in the pic. He had the bad teeth extracted the other day, is doing very well now, eating all the mushy food we can give him. He has gained three and a half pounds since we trapped him! We'll find a good place for him. There are too many cats by that garage, and Vinny was new there. It is a hotbed of cats and we are busy TNRing all the time there.