Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday


A very good thing happened last night!!! Meowm had received a notice at our apartments about not feeding the ferals. Well, she wasn't standing for this! Not feeding them would not solve any issues. So she went and talked to the manager and was amazed when the manager was welcome to the idea of taking care of the ferals, rather than getting rid of them. The manager wanted to do an educational meeting for any tenants interested, so Meowm set it up with No More Homeless Pets. Well, the educational meeting happened last night. The sad thing is, only 4 tenants showed up (out of 300 apartments). The good thing is 4 representatives from No More Homeless Pets showed up, and we all worked out that we will set up feeding stations and winter homes for the ferals. Before the new feeding stations are set up, NMHP will come in and trap for any kitties needing to be spayed or neutered.

The best place we could figure for feeding stations and winter homes are near the trash cans. Not an ideal place, but the place easiest to conceal. See, the trash can areas are fenced in on 3 sides and there is a little section that has a sidewalk where the people are supposed to walk in to throw there trash in. Well, the trash cans, or rather bins, don't fit in the area that way, so that little fenced sidewalk area will be the area for the ferals. A gate can be put on the front and some roofing be put on the top. This way they have some protection from people that may want to do mean things, and they have protection from the elements with the roofing. The kitties can shimmy along side the trash bins, and get in at the area where people would have been tossing their trash in. If people want to bother them, they will have to shimmy past the nasty trash bins themselves. We are hoping that will be a big deterrent. Locks will be put on the doors and only the regular feeders will get a key to them.

TNR may happen as soon as next week and feeding stations will be set up after TNR is finished. Winter homes will be built and readied for next Fall. Kitties, let's all purr that this works out for everyone. Let's purr that the peoples don't get in there and do mean things to the kitties. Let's purr that the kitties take to this new arrangement. Let's purr that the TNR is successful and we get the remaining kitties who need it. Let's purr for quick repair work of the areas where the feeding and homes will go.

It appears that all the current employees in the office and maintenance are on board with this, so hopefully they will put in some extra effort to get it done sooner, rather than later. Meowm is breathing a sigh of relief because she wants to keep feeding and this is the only way she can see it happening once we get moved to the
3rd floor.

Oh, and if this works out well, NMHP can go to other apartment complexes and see if it can be implemented at those places as well.


Blogger FURKIDSMOM said...

ConCatulations to your Meowm for accomplishing such a great program in your complex!!

The Florida Furkids

February 23, 2012 9:51 AM  
Blogger Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, this is super great news! We're purring that this all works out in the best possible way for the ferals. Well done!

February 23, 2012 9:58 AM  
Blogger The Meezers or Billy said...

wow, your mom is a HERO!!!

February 23, 2012 10:33 AM  
Blogger Remington said...

Your mommy is AWESOME!

February 23, 2012 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Egypt & The Musketeers said...

Kudos to your mom.

February 23, 2012 11:47 AM  
Blogger Random Felines said...

YEAH!!! We are so glad she stood up for those kitties and got the complex to change their minds (and got some good help). Paws crossed for successful trapping and housing efforts. Though it is sad that only 4 people showed up....

February 23, 2012 1:00 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

That is totally, totally wonderful!!! YAY Mom!

February 23, 2012 1:24 PM  
Blogger Lily said...

That is awesome! I love all the work NMHP and Best Friends do in Utah and beyond! We are so lucky to have them here.

February 23, 2012 4:23 PM  
Blogger Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Great news. I am sure the strays are grateful to your Mom.

February 23, 2012 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Sparkle said...

This is such awesome news! Thank you for helping out those kitties.

February 23, 2012 6:12 PM  
Blogger The Cat From Hell said...

Your Mommy ROCKS!!!

February 23, 2012 8:02 PM  
Blogger TK and Squashies said...

Your mommy is so AWESOME!!!!!!! Me loves her. Her mine hero.

HOORAY fur the poor kitties what not has a home, but has a great advoCAT!
Love, TK

February 23, 2012 9:00 PM  
Blogger Camie's Kitties said...

Woohoo! That is wonderful news. Concats to your mom for her hard work in getting the kitties taken care of.

Cody and Gracie

February 23, 2012 9:11 PM  
Blogger dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

You have a very excellent mummy indeed, what a lovely thing she's done.

February 24, 2012 1:16 AM  
Blogger 3 doxies said...

Them managers didn't haves any education BEFORES your meown set 'em straight. I applaude hers and her has certainly changed some ferals lives.
Dis is just da most awesome thingy I has read. I be very proud of your meown.


February 24, 2012 10:19 AM  
Blogger Repositório said...

Great news!!!! ConCats!

February 24, 2012 11:37 AM  
Blogger Cory said...

Meowm deserves a standing ovation of clapping paws for her excellent work!!!

February 24, 2012 4:49 PM  
Blogger AttieCattie said...

wow what a WUNNERFUL idea! so saddies though that only four tenants showed out of three hundred. terrible how nobuddy cares. but your mommeh did teh right thing!

February 25, 2012 8:10 PM  
Blogger Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We SO support TNR!!!

February 25, 2012 10:13 PM  
Blogger Derby, Ducky said...

This is good news!

February 26, 2012 6:29 PM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

That is such great news!!!! We are so happy that your Mom took this effort on, and got them to agree and accept it!

Luf, Us

March 03, 2012 4:23 PM  

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