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More Feral Cats Get Attention

by Martha Ellis


Good news.  During the snow storm on Wednesday, January 12, we trapped the big black male cat with white paws who wanders around the old lumber yard pit, Railroad Street and Church Street. Although we thought he was injured and or ill, he was returned to us with a clean bill of health other than the usual fleas, ear mites and mild tartar.

Another cat, a male gray tiger, was trapped the same snowy day where the two colonies of cats are living on Norfolk Street. 
On Wednesday, January 19, we trapped three ferals, two of which were repeats and released. There was difficulty in finding a ride for her to the MSPCA in Jamaica Plain so she was taken to the Ashland Animal Hospital for spaying, etc.
The cats that have been spayed or neutered can be identified by their left ear tipped. We have been told the life expectancy of feral cats is between three and 6-7 years. The goal is to stop them from populating the area.  

To date, eight males and three females have been spayed or neutered for a total of 11.   We have two appointments scheduled for Thursday morning, January 27, between the hours of 8:00 and 8:30. Pick-up is scheduled between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. If you are able to provide transportation to or from the MSPCA please contact  Scott at 508-429-3858, or Martha at 508-904-4471.

Comments (3)

To find out more about Scott, Lisa or Martha and our efforts to spay/neuter the feral cats in the Railroad and Norfolk St. area please call Scott at 508-429-3858 or Martha at 508-904-4471. We welcome the support including transporting to and from the MSPCA, Jamaica Plain. More information can be found if you type in "cats" in the search box. Thank-you, Martha

Martha Ellis | 2011-02-17 19:01:25

Thank you! What an amazing service you are providing for our community and these forsaken animals. I would love to know more about you - how can I find out more. Again, many thanks!

Laine | 2011-02-17 17:30:57

Thanks for doing this. These cats can live out their natural lives, but the spay/neuter program ensures that the colonies will eventually die out.

Susan | 2011-02-16 17:40:26