Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Last Cat of 2009

The Feline Friends Sandestin volunteers have worked hard this year to trap as many feral cats as possible living in and around Sandestin. In just 4 months, 75 cats have been examined, vaccinated, and sterilized. These cats are now protected from disease that might be transmitted to humans and other animals and they cannot reproduce. They will live out the remainder of their short lives in good health, while being fed by numerous caring and concerned Sandestin homeowners. In the last few years, the feral cat population in Sandestin has grown at an alarming rate. Because of the work accomplished by volunteers in 2009, an estimated 400 fewer kittens will be born next year.

Felicity - The last cat of the year is one of the lucky ones. As a small kitten she made friends with a merchant at Baytowne Wharf and they became great friends. After a foster period the cat was given all vaccinations and spayed. Adoption forms were completed and 'Felicity' went to live at her new home in Defuniak Springs. Most feral cats are too far removed from humans to ever become adoptable. Kittens, such as this one, may be the exception - 'Felicity' is one of the lucky ones.

'Felicity' - FFSD090074

Feral cats live a life of fear and starvation. Most people never even see them. Please find it in your heart to donate a little time or money to provide food, medicine, and sterilization for these cats. These cats should not be out there in the first place but until we educated pet owners on the importance of spay and neuter and eliminate the abandonment of cats and kittens, feral cats are a part of our community.

Trapping Activities Dec 28-30

Trapping activities took place in the neighborhoods of Beachwalk and Deerwood this week. Two cats were trapped, both female.

FFSD09073 Female gray tabby - Beachwalk

FFSD09075 Female black kitten - Deerwood
She was REALLY hungry!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trapping activities Dec 14 - 16

A female cat and two kittens (one male / one female) were trapped at One Beachclub. All are doing well after surgery and will be returned Wednesday morning.

On adult female cat was trapped in the Linkside neighborhood.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trapping Activity Dec 9th & 10th

Trapping activities continued at Beachwalk - two cats were trapped. One young female and one small kitten. The small female was spayed and released, the kitten will be fostered and placed at PetSmart for adoption.

Beachwalk female tabby FFSD090066

Beachwalk tabby kitten female FFSD090068

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Trapping Activity Dec 7th & 8th

Three cats were trapped Monday afternoon. Two female cats in the Beachwalk neighborhood. One male cat in the Linkside neighborhood.

Black male Beachwalk - FFSD090067

Gray Tabby Female Beachwalk - FFSD090063

Orange Tabby Female Beachwalk - FFSD090065

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Trapping Activities November 16th - 17th

On November 16th between 3:30 and 5pm, four cats (2 Females. 2 Males) were trapped in the Prestwick Place neighborhood. All were delivered to the vet, found to be in good health, given shots, were spayed/neutered and have been returned to the trapping location.

FFSD090059 Black Female

FFSD09060 Large Black Male

FFSD090061 Gray Tabby Male

FFSD090062 Gray Tabby Female

On the afternoon of November 17th, two kittens (M & F) were found in Deerwood with bad eye infections. They were eating solid food so it was safe to take them from the mother cat. Both kittens were delivered to the vet the morning of November 18th. One kitten had a single eye infection, he was treated, tested for disease, given antibiotics and returned to the are where his mother wa last seen.
The other kitten had a bad infection in both eyes so she is being kept at the vet overnight for observation.

FFSD090063 F (back) FFSD090064 M (front)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trapping Activities October 26 - 27

We have been working in Crystal Lake II this week to isolate and trap a number of cats around the cul-de-sac at the end of Crystal Lake Drive. There are reported to be 6 - 8 cats in the area; we have trapped 4.





Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sandestin Feeding Stations

Feeding Stations as of October 2009. Click on the images for a closer view.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Trapping Activities October 22nd & 23rd

We spent Wednesday and Thursday trapping in the area around Tivoli Terrace. Four cats (all male) were delivered to the Cat Clinic for a check-up, shots, and neuter.

FFSD090054 - male

FFSD090053 - male

FFSD090052 - male

FFSD090051 - male (no microchip)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Trapping Activities October 20th

We responded to a feral cat sighting in Deerwood tuesday night and trapped 3 cats, one male and two females. They were taken to the Cat Clinic Wednesday morning. All are resting comfortably tonight and will be released back to Deerwood Thursday morning.

Black and White Female

Solid Black Male

Gray and White Female Tabby

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Trapping Activity October 19th

Traps were set in the Tivoli Terrace neighborhood Monday night and a female tabby cat was trapped. She was delivered to the Cat Clinic Monday morning for a checkup, shots, and spay. She will be released Wednesday morning.

FFSD090047 - Female tabby

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trapping Activities October 15th

Trapping was done in two areas Wednesday night - Beachwalk and Baytowne Village.
One male brown tabby was trapped near the Beachwalk pool. No cats were trapped in Baytowne Village.

Brown Male Tabby

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trapping Activity October 12-14

Three cats were trapped near the Beachwalk pool on Monday night and Tuesday morning. Two males and one female.

Solid Black Male

Solid Black Female

Solid Black Male

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Cat Rescue at Destin Commons

This cute little tabby was rescued from inside an engine block this past weekend. It took two days and dozens of people (including the Destin Fire Department). Click here to read the whole story.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Trapping Activities September 30th

Tuesday night we managed to trap a very elusive female cat in Linkside. She has calico / tortoise markings and is thought to be the mother of many orange tabby kittens. She is resting comfortably tonight after surgery and shots and will be release Thursday morning.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Trapping Activities September 29

Two male cats were trapped in the Linkside neighborhood on Monday evening, September 28th. They were delivered to the vet Tuesday morning and are resting comfortably overnight. they will be returned to the Linkside neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Male orange tabby

Young black male

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trapping Activity September 24th

Linda and Don trapped at Beachwalk Wednesday night and Thursday morning and managed to get 3 new cats. That brings us up to 13 cats for the week - a new record.

Here are pictures of the latest three. They went to the vet today and are resting comfortably tonight. They will be released Friday morning.

Black female

Tabby Female

Large Male Tabby with white feet

We will resume trapping in the Linkside neighborhood next week on Tuesday, September 29th.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trapping Activity September 23rd

5 cats and one small kitten were trapped near the Beachwalk pool on the evening of September 22nd and the morning of September 23rd.

Young black Male

Young tabby Female - white paws

Tabby Female
Tabby male

Black Female

Very cute 7 week old male kitten - tabby

All went to the vet the morning of the 23rd and the 5 adult cats are resting comfortably in a garage for the night. They will be returned to Beachwalk Thursday, September 24th.

The very cute kitten has been looked at by the vet and is now in foster care being evaluated for possible adoption. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Trapping Activity September 22nd

Trapping activities have begun in the Beachwalk neighborhood this week. We are trapping around the pool area where there is reported to be a large feral cat population. Tuesday morning we trapped and delivered to the vet the following cats:

Young Female

Yong Male

Young male

They are all resting comfortably in a garage tonight and will be returned to Beachwalk by noon tomorow.