Thursday, December 16, 2010

Feral family at Anchorage

A black female and her two kittens (one male / one female) were trapped in the area of the Anchorage / Marina. All have been vaccinated, sterilized and released.

Two kittens - black and gray (39 and 40)

Black female (41)

Baytowne Ave area - Trapping in late October

A tabby/tortoise female and her two orange tabby kittens (males, 10-12 wks old) were trapped in the area between Baytowne Circle and Olde Towne. They were all vaccinated and sterilized and were released together.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tivoli Trapping - late August

Two cats were trapped in the Tivoli area, a tabby female and a solid black male. The female was spayed and released, the male tested positive for Feline Leukemia and was euthanized.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trapping - August 18

The third and final Anchorage kitten was trapped Thursday, a grey and white female. We are currently tracking the Mother cat's habits and hope to have her trapped in a few weeks.

We spotted the young female on video a few days before trapping her:

SSA10-0032 female Anchorage b/w

This kitten had her check up, vaccinations, and was spayed on Thursday. After a recovery period she was released where we originally trapped her.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Trapping the week of July 26th

We had a report this week of young cats in the Marina / Anchorage area. We set traps Tuesday night and trapped two kittens.

SSA10-0029 male and 0030 female

Trapping the week of Jul 20th

A small Siamese was trapped in the Beachwalk area on Tuesday, July 21st. She had been spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and released.

SSA10-0027 Siamese Female Beachwalk

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Trapping activity for the week of July 12

On Tuesday July 13th, a young kitten was discovered in the area along the road near the entrance to SandPiper. He is tame but a little skittish and appears to have been abandoned for at least a month. We estimate the kitten to be between 2 and 3 months old.

His name is "Jerry" (because he has made good friends with another kitten "Ben" at the cat clinic) - he does not seen crazy about the name, perhaps you can help us come up with a better one. He is a beautiful tabby with strong markings similar to the Bengal breed.

Jerry has been Neutered, micro-chipped and he has received his first series of shots. If you would like to visit and get to know Jerry, he can be seen at the Cat Clinic of Destin from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm most week days. He may be your next best friend!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trapping Activity June 16th through June 23rd

One young male cat was trapped in the Beachwalk neighborhood last week and two females were trapped near the Beachclub this week. All are doing well after surgery and vaccinations and have been returned to their areas.

SSA10-0023 Male Beachwalk

SSA10-0025 Female Beachclub

SSA10-0024 Female Beachclub

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One BeachClub Cat Family - June 16

Charles gets extra points for his tenacious efforts in trapping a mother cat and 4 young kittens at One Beach Club. The hunt started at 10am Tuesday and finished up around 3am Wednesday morning. Everyone went to the Cat Clinic Wednesday morning and all are doing very well. They will stay together for a while to let the kittens grow and become accustomed to humans. They will eventually be fostered and adopted out to good homes. Their mother will be spayed, vaccinated, and returned to her human friends at One Bach Club.

Mom - SSA10-0018

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Trapping Activities for the week of June 7th

Trapping was done at the Hilton this week. Five cats were trapped - two males and three females. All were spayed or neutered except one male which tested positive for FIV and was euthanized.

SSA10-0017 female (beach side)

SSA10-0016 female (mother of 0014)

SSA10-0015 female (beach side)

SSA10-0015 male youth

SSA10-0014 large male tabby - euthanized

All cats have had their left ear cropped to show they have been spayed or neutered.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Trapping activities for the week of MAY 18TH

Two cats were trapped this week. One near SOA Administration and one in the Sandpiper neighborhood.

SSA10-0009 - Gray Tabby Male - Admin

SSA10-0010 Black Male Sandpiper

Both cats were neutered and returned to the location trapped after recovering from surgery.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Something to Wag about!

Stamps to the Rescue -

For all of us who still use 'snail mail', what a cute way to send your letters off in style:

Raising awareness for shelter animals, 44 cents at a time...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Trapping Activities the Week of March 8

4 cats were trapped this week in the neighborhoods of Tivoli and Prestwick place. Two cats from Tivoli and one cat from Prestwick place all tested positive for diseases that might be spread to the larger cat population and these cats were euthanized at the vet while under sedation.

One female cat from Prestwick Place was spayed and will be returned to the neighborhood after she recovers from surgery.

FFSD100033 female Prestwick Place

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sam's Lucky Day

Sam's lucky day was last Wednesday, March 3rd. He had spent around 3 weeks living with Bennie but we all knew it was time for him to find a permanent home. His wound had healed and he was starting to play and act just like any other kitten his age.

Tuesday, we got the phone call from Sandy in Niceville. She had seen Sam on Alaqua's Facebook page and fallen in love with him. We arranged to meet at PetSmart in Destin on Wednesday afternoon. Sam and Bennie had one last snuggle before I packed him up in his carrier and took him off to meet his potential parent.

Andrea and Leanne met me at PetSmart - we were all excited to meet Sam's new mom and it gave us all a chance to see Sam one more time. We got there a little early and everyone seemed nervous, even Sam.

When Sandy arrived, we knew she was the perfect human for Sam. They really hit it off well and with three other cats and a chihuahua in the house, Sam was sure to have some playmates.

a few days, Sandy emailed to ask what type of dry cat food Sam enjoyed. It seemed Sam was not eating much. I responded with "Meow Mix" but Sandy's next email explained what Sam really wanted. It seemed he was shy and a little nervous so the only way he would eat was if Sandy held the bowl for him. We're sure he'll get past the shyness soon and Sandy reports that his purr machine has started up and he is enjoying a lot of lap time.

Good luck little Sam - you may only have three legs but you have many life-long fans here in Sandestin. We miss you already...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Trapping Activity the Week of Feb 7th

Two cats were trapped and sterilized this week - one female in Beachwalk and one female in the village area.

FFSD100029 black female juvenile Village

FFSD100028 tabby female juvenile Beachwalk

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Trapping Activity the week of Jan 31st

Three cats were trapped and altered this week - One at Tivoli Terrace and two at the South Gate.

FFSD100024 Female Tivoli Terrrace

FFSD100025 Male South Gate

FFSD100026 Female South Gate

Monday, February 1, 2010

New Pictures of Sam

I visited with Sam today - he gets more adorable every time I see him.

When I first arrived he was sitting in his favorite cat bed looking like he had just had a long nap...

When I pulled out his favorite toy, the silly pink Flamingo, he got curious and starting slapping it around. Interestingly enough, he prefers the cheap plastic ring on one end to the actual Flamingo on the other.

After a while, I had Sam out of his bed and walking around. It's amazing how well he travels on three legs! His fur is starting to grow back around his surgery site and he gets stronger every day. He will soon make someone a wonderful companion!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sam is Playing!

Sam is eating well and starting to move around better. Today he decided to play for a bit!

Trapping the week of January 17th

Trapping activities were performed at the Sandestin Marina, Beachwalk, and Linkside this week. The following cats were trapped, sterilized and returned (except where noted)

FFSD100020 Marina male - Tested ill (FeLV) Euthanized

FFSD100021 Marina female - Spayed and returned

FFSD100022 Beachwalk female - Spayed and returned

FFSD100023 Linkside male - Neutered and returned

Friday, January 22, 2010

The tale of the Good "Sam"aritan

My husband coined that phrase and I thought it quite appropriate for this post.

"Sam", the poor little cat found hanging by his back leg from a planter stand, is now minus one leg but has a growing fan club of people who care an awful lot about his well being.

That he is still alive and receiving this care and affection is because of two people who cared. They called two more people who got involved. These people delivered Sam to concerned and skilled people who gave Sam emergency care and so on, and so on.

Each person made a difference in Sam's life. No one knew him, no one owned him, Sam will not bring fame or fortune to anyone who has made a difference in his young life.

Anne - Sam's current foster mom

He was just a poor, helpless, living creature who needed help. Abe Lincoln is attributed with saying "When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion." There's something very right about that.

Sam will get great care and attention as he recovers and learns how to get around on 3 legs. We'll all be watching him and cheering him on. As soon as he's well we will find him a home.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Trapping Activity for the Week of Jan 17

Three cats were trapped in the Tivoli Terrace Neighborhood on Sunday afternoon:

FFSD100016 female Tivoli terrace

FFSD100017 male Tivoli terrace

FFSD100018 Male Tivoli Terrace

A gray male was trapped in the Linkside neighborhood on January 19th:

FFSD100019 gray male Linkside

All cats have been spayed / neutered, received vaccinations and micro-chips and have been returned to their original location.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sam lost the battle but is still hanging on!

Poor little Sam. We got him to the vet this morning for another evaluation. Even the non-vets among us knew things didn't look good...

There was nothing the antibiotics could do for him, the leg was falling apart before our eyes. The vet confirmed our worst fears and told us surgery was necessary or Sam might go into septic shock and we would lose him.

They called in a vet who specializes in this type of surgery and later in the afternoon Sam was recovering from surgery and doing well. He's the sweetest little cat we've ever seen and we're sorry he had to lose his leg but we are determined that Sam will get a good home for the rest of his life. Want to help? Click on the link below to help cover some of Sam's medical bills -

Sam comes home from the Vet soon and we'll have lots of pictures. Stay tuned!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Trapping activity the Week of January 10th

Volunteers trapped in three locations this week - Baytowne Wharf, Beachwalk Villas, and Tivoli.

On Sunday, Jan 10th, volunteers trapped from 11am until 4:30 pm in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Eleven cats were trapped, 7 displayed a cropped ear (previously spayed or neutered) and were released. 4 cats were moved to a safe area for delivery to the vet Monday morning.

FFSD100008 gray female - Cabos

FFSD100009 gray male - Grand

FFSD100010 pale tortoise/calico female - Cabos

FFSD100011 siamese female - Aloha

Monday through Wednesday night, trapping was done in the Beachwalk Villas and Tivoli areas.

SDFF100012 Black female kitten Beachwalk

SDFF100014 Siamese male Tivoli Jan 13

SDFF100015 black female Tivoli Jan 13