Please spay or neuter your pets!!!!
I can't stress this strongly enough.
We purchased our home almost 18 years ago. It is in a rural setting and we have a small barn. Well, it has been like a magnet for those wishing to "dump" their cat. Over the years I can't tell you how many cats have been dropped off in front of the barn. Like they are supposed to just fend for themselves and somehow make a home and feed themselves.....makes me angry. I'd like to catch just one of the jerks that does this.
There are four stray cats now living in the barn across the road from my house. Some jerk dropped off a pregnant mother cat and she had a litter. My husband crosses the road twice daily with food and milk for them. We called all of the shelters in the area and they say it's an epidemic. So, today my sweet hubby drove 45 minutes each way today to get the safe trap so we could collect them one at a time. The orange tabby was in it within 30 minutes. My hubby got back in the truck to make the 45 min. each way drive, AGAIN, to drop the cat off to be neutered. At our expense. We are going to do all 4 of the cats and allow them to be outside cats, living in the barn across the road, having meals delivered twice a day.
Not bad for being strays, eh?!
But then, we love our animals. As I type this, one of my inside cats is sleeping on MY bed with the electric blanket on low.......because that's how she likes it!
We now have 3 cats in, 4 cats out.....some chickens and a rabbit.
That's enough for now.
Guess I'd best get sewing dollies faster, we have more mouths to feed!