New Concord Feral Cats Neuter and Spay Program

New Concord Feral Cats Neuter and Spay Program

From Mike Ward

The Neuter and Spay Program is designed to help manage the feral and homeless cat population in New Concord, Ohio. The Campaign Goal represents 18 male ($54) and 16 female ($86.25) surgeries plus related expenses.

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Update #36

4 days ago

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - GRACIE

I got a message from Doug Waller in Norwich a few weeks ago. He mentioned he inherited a problem and wanted to borrow my trap. Apparently his neighbor stopped feeding a small group of homeless cats and they showed up at his house afraid and hoping for a meal. Doug wanted to begin trapping and neutering/spaying the cats right away. So we started with a friendly male. Everything went very well and he and his wife Judy decided to adopt the cat. They named him Zane Grey.

The following week Doug called to let me know he had another cat. And I called the Animal Clinic At Cambridge to let them know he was on his way. Dr. Elliott prefers to wait at least 12 hours after a cat has eaten before she will do surgery. So the cat was boarded for the night and she did surgery the next day. Dr. Elliott thinks she is one year old and she weighs 6.6 pounds. The lab test shows she does not have feline leukemia. Now she is recovering from her surgery at Doug's house. And Doug and his wife decided to keep her too. They named her Gracie Mae. Doug has sent several messages and called to let me know she is doing very well. She likes their screened porch. But it will take time for her to get over her fear of people. She gets along with Zane Grey so eventually everything will be fine.

Gracie's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Doug and Judith Waller, Gail Hinshaw, Kristine Turner Miller, Cassi Ragsdale, Loni Hunt, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Susan and Jim Fracker, Alice Montgomery, Teresa Gum, Andrea Zamensky, Carol Goff, John D. Caffaratti, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Shawna Parks, Marcia and Bob Murphy, April Reed, Shari Stewart, Cathryn Kissinger, Roger Bates, Belinda Sowers, AVC Communications, Zamensky Family, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Lacy Gress, Mary McGee, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Kathleen Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Blagg, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Carol Bravatto, Marsha Hatfield, Alistair Hattingh, Sandy Christman, The Davidson Family, Breaking Free TRC, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Leah Simpson, Michael Funk, Erin Wilson Beane, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Morgan Holsky, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of July 1, 2018 there were 6 adult feral cats and 1 homeless house cat on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 1 needs to be neutered (Alex). There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them (Hope) needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have trapped and neutered/spayed and vaccinated 17 feral and homeless housecats this year. And I hope to fix more. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
Thanks for your support! And thanks for being part of the solution!

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The surgeries will be performed by Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. It will cost $54 for one male and $86.25 for one female plus related medical expenses. The spay surgery (female cats) is more invasive than the nueuter surgery (male cats). Sometimes there are complications. Sometimes there is a need for antibiotics and meds.  And sometimes there is a need for boarding.  They also test them for leukemia and treat them for worms and fleas.  I take care of them at my house during their 7 day recovery period. 

As of May 1, 2018 there were 7 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware.  5 have been neutered/spayed so there are 2 more to go.  There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them needs to be spayed. I am hoping to trap all 3 of them this year.  (The census data changes from month to month - over the past two years 19 feral adults and 13 feral kittens have been adopted, 6 adults are missing and 6 are deceased, approximately 12 kittens have been eaten by raccoons and possums plus new faces show up from time to time).  

I feed all of the feral cats and their juveniles everyday.  I test them for leukemia.  I neuter/spay them.   I vaccinate them.  I treat most of them for worms and fleas.  I take them for emergency care when they are sick and wounded.  And I try to find good homes for their kittens.  I also try to inform the community on the progress I am making with regular posts on facebook.  You can see pictures of many of the cats and their kittens and juveniles on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/NewConcordFeralCats/

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Mike Ward posted a new update:
4 days ago

Update #36

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - GRACIE

I got a message from Doug Waller in Norwich a few weeks ago. He mentioned he inherited a problem and wanted to borrow my trap. Apparently his neighbor stopped feeding a small group of homeless cats and they showed up at his house afraid and hoping for a meal. Doug wanted to begin trapping and neutering/spaying the cats right away. So we started with a friendly male. Everything went very well and he and his wife Judy decided to adopt the cat. They named him Zane Grey.

The following week Doug called to let me know he had another cat. And I called the Animal Clinic At Cambridge to let them know he was on his way. Dr. Elliott prefers to wait at least 12 hours after a cat has eaten before she will do surgery. So the cat was boarded for the night and she did surgery the next day. Dr. Elliott thinks she is one year old and she weighs 6.6 pounds. The lab test shows she does not have feline leukemia. Now she is recovering from her surgery at Doug's house. And Doug and his wife decided to keep her too. They named her Gracie Mae. Doug has sent several messages and called to let me know she is doing very well. She likes their screened porch. But it will take time for her to get over her fear of people. She gets along with Zane Grey so eventually everything will be fine.

Gracie's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Doug and Judith Waller, Gail Hinshaw, Kristine Turner Miller, Cassi Ragsdale, Loni Hunt, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Susan and Jim Fracker, Alice Montgomery, Teresa Gum, Andrea Zamensky, Carol Goff, John D. Caffaratti, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Shawna Parks, Marcia and Bob Murphy, April Reed, Shari Stewart, Cathryn Kissinger, Roger Bates, Belinda Sowers, AVC Communications, Zamensky Family, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Lacy Gress, Mary McGee, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Kathleen Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Blagg, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Carol Bravatto, Marsha Hatfield, Alistair Hattingh, Sandy Christman, The Davidson Family, Breaking Free TRC, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Leah Simpson, Michael Funk, Erin Wilson Beane, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Morgan Holsky, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of July 1, 2018 there were 6 adult feral cats and 1 homeless house cat on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 1 needs to be neutered (Alex). There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them (Hope) needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have trapped and neutered/spayed and vaccinated 17 feral and homeless housecats this year. And I hope to fix more. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
27 days ago

Update #35

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - HOMELESS HOUSE CAT

I got a message from Doug Waller in Norwich last Monday. He mentioned he inherited a problem and wanted to borrow my trap. Apparently his neighbor stopped feeding a small feral colony and they showed up at his house hoping for a meal. One of them is friendly and can be handled. Doug thought it might be a male. The others are more afraid and he wonders if they might be feral. He also mentioned that the male was scratched on his nose near his eyes. That is the fingerprint of an inexperienced house cat in a fight with a skilled and experienced feral male. Feral cats normally wound their opponent's feet and legs. And then they go for the eyes. House cats do not know how to defend themselves agains a skilled adversary. And some of their wounds can be serious.

Doug wanted to begin trapping and neutering/spaying the cats right away. So I suggested we start with the male. Later that morning Doug called to let me know he had the cat. And I called the Animal Clinic At Cambridge to let them know he was on his way. Dr. Elliott prefers to wait at least 12 hours after a cat has eaten before she will do surgery. So the cat was boarded for the night and she did surgery the next day. Dr. Elliott thinks he is one year old and he weighs 8.9 pounds. The lab test shows he does not have feline leukemia. Now he is recovering from his surgery at Doug's house. And Doug and his wife Judy have decided to keep him. They named him Zane Grey. Judy called this morning to let me know he is doing very well. He likes their screened porch. He has started exploring their house. He slept with her in bed last night. And he likes to play with their cat toys. Doug and Judy have 3 other cats. It will take time for them to accept him. But so far everything is going ok.

Zane Grey's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Doug and Judith Waller, Gail Hinshaw, Kristine Turner Miller, Cassi Ragsdale, Loni Hunt, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Susan and Jim Fracker, Alice Montgomery, Teresa Gum, Andrea Zamensky, Carol Goff, John D. Caffaratti, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Shawna Parks, Marcia and Bob Murphy, April Reed, Shari Stewart, Cathryn Kissinger, Roger Bates, Belinda Sowers, AVC Communications, Zamensky Family, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Lacy Gress, Mary McGee, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Kathleen Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Blagg, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Carol Bravatto, Marsha Hatfield, Alistair Hattingh, Sandy Christman, The Davidson Family, Breaking Free TRC, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Leah Simpson, Michael Funk, Erin Wilson Beane, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Morgan Holsky, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of June 1, 2018 there were 6 adult feral cats and 1 homeless house cat on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 1 needs to be neutered (Alex). There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them (Hope) needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have trapped and neutered/spayed and vaccinated 16 feral cats this year. And I hope to fix more. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #34

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - FERAL CAT WITH 4 KITTENS

I got a message from Cassi Ragsdale who was with her friend Somer Smith at 57 East Main Street (next to Orme hardware). They trapped a small feral female and managed to rescue all of her kittens. It was lunch time when she sent the message so I decided to take a break and deliver the cat to Dr. Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Cassi had the trap located behind the house and the cat was very upset.

I don't have any experience with this female. She is a tuxedo and appears to be the daughter of Alex from this territory. The dividing line for the territory is Orme Hardware and I don't know much about the cats on the east end of the Village. Her surgery went well and I was able to bring her home last Friday. Dr. Elliott thinks she was born on June 14, 2017 and she weighs 6 pounds. The lab test shows she does not have feline leukemia. Now she is spending the next 7 days recovering from her surgery at my house. I named her Cassi after Cassi Ragsdale. Our plan is to relocate her to Cassi Ragsdale's barn. It will provide good shelter and Cassi will feed her every day. It is unlikely the cat can be tamed to the point where she would be satisfied living inside. But over an extended period of time it is very likely Cassi will be able to bond with her. And there is a possibility she will eventually be able to pick her up and take her to the vet for vaccinations and medical care.

Another important part of this story is about Cassi's 4 kittens. There are 3 females and 1 male. 3 of them have been to the Animal Clinic At Cambridge for their first examinations and shots. And there are already firm commitments to adopt 3 of them into very good homes in the near future. Cassi's Ragsdale's dad is finding homes for them.

Cassi's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Gail Hinshaw, Kristine Turner Miller, Cassi Ragsdale, Loni Hunt, Rick Elkins, Doug and Judith Waller, Paige Deuscher, Susan and Jim Fracker, Alice Montgomery, Teresa Gum, Andrea Zamensky, Carol Goff, John D. Caffaratti, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Shawna Parks, Marcia and Bob Murphy, April Reed, Shari Stewart, Cathryn Kissinger, Roger Bates, Belinda Sowers, AVC Communications, Zamensky Family, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Lacy Gress, Mary McGee, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Kathleen Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Blagg, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Carol Bravatto, Marsha Hatfield, Alistair Hattingh, Sandy Christman, The Davidson Family, Breaking Free TRC, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Leah Simpson, Michael Funk, Erin Wilson Beane, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Morgan Holsky, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of June 1, 2018 there were 6 adult feral cats and 1 homeless house cat on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 1 needs to be neutered (Alex). There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them (Hope) needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have trapped and neutered/spayed and vaccinated 16 cats this year. And I hope to fix more. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #33

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - HOMELESS HOUSE CAT WITH 4 KITTENS

I got a message from NASA Mission Control about multiple UCO's (Unidentified Crawling Objects) at the John and Annie Glenn Museum. They said Ron and Jean Hinebaugh reported 2 tiny kittens playing in the yard. And they wanted me to try to rescue them. I bumped into Ron at the Subway and mentioned I haven't seen any kittens this year. But he said his wife Jean saw them when they were out for a walk. Apparently a homeless house cat and her kittens made their home at the museum. And there weren't just 2. I found 2 more.

I've seen the mom coming for supper since May 5, 2018. And then she started coming for breakfast too. I always wondered where she lived. I am guessing she was abandoned by a Muskingum University student. It happens every spring. Most of the homeowners in the Village are familiar with the annual tradition and unthinkable tragedy of irresponsible and downright cruel college students abandoning their pets when they are done with finals. It has been going-on for as long as I can remember.

The kittens were born and raised under the bushes at the Glenn Museum. And their mom brought them to eat with the feral cats in my back lot. All of them had gunky eyes (infections) and a bad cold. I decided to rescue them and brought them inside my basement. They are living in a large cage furnished with everything they need. The kittens are very young so I have been bottle-feeding them three times a day. I began treating them with antibiotics and prescription eye drops last Monday afternoon. And I took them for an examination and treatment by Dr. Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge last Thursday.

After I rescued the kittens I decided to try to rescue the mom. She is very friendly and easy to handle. So I picked her up and took her to the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Her surgery went well and I was able to bring her home yesterday afternoon. Dr. Elliott thinks she was born on June 14, 2016 and she weighs 6.9 pounds. The lab test shows she does not have feline leukemia. Now she will spend the next 7 days with her kittens recovering at my house. I named her Margie after Annie Glenn's mother (Margaret Castor).

Margie's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Cassi Ragsdale, Loni Hunt, Gail Hinshaw, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Alice Montgomery, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Andrea Zamensky, Carol Goff, John D. Caffaratti, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Doug and Judith Waller, Marcia and Bob Murphy, April Reed, Shari Stewart, Cathryn Kissinger, Roger Bates, Belinda Sowers, AVC Communications, Zamensky Family, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Mary McGee, Shawna Parks, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Kathleen Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Blagg, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Carol Bravatto, Marsha Hatfield, Alistair Hattingh, Sandy Christman, The Davidson Family, Breaking Free TRC, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Leah Simpson, Michael Funk, Erin Wilson Beane, Lacy Gress, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Morgan Holsky, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of June 1, 2018 there were 6 adult feral cats and 1 homeless house cat on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 1 needs to be neutered (Alex). There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them (Hope) needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have trapped and neutered/spayed and vaccinated 15 feral cats this year. And I hope to fix more. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
2 months ago

Update #32

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - WHITE AND GRAY FEMALE

This is a young female that I trapped for Miriam Sturtz in her backyard at 57 East Maple Avenue. The cat doesn't have a name. Jacque Lowry at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge gave her an identification "Southeast 101F" since she is the first cat I trapped from the southeast side of Main Street east of Orme Hardware. This is an important extension of my original territory. I have nearly completed trapping and neutering/spaying and vaccinating all of the New Concord feral colony. 28 are fixed and there are only 3 more to go (Alex, Hope and Fuzzy). And so I agreed to help Miriam and expanded my territory to the eastern end of Maple Avenue where it joins Main Street .

This cat is a young homeless housecat. Miriam told me we caught her between midnight and 5:00 a.m. She was nervous but fairly calm. Most of the 28 feral cats that I have trapped were afraid and angry. Almost all of them thrashed back and forth in the trap even to the point where they knocked the trap over and injured themselves. This cat was different. You can see in the picture Miriam stroking her back trying to calm her. She responded very well to her kindness. Although I did notice she had rubbed the hair from her forehead trying to get out of the cage.

I took the cat to Shannon Matthews at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge and made arrangements for her to be tested for leukemia, spayed, vaccinated and treated for worms and fleas. Miriam and I also wondered if she might be pregnant since her belly was larger than normal. The surgery was done later that afternoon. Jacque Lowry claimed she weighs 7 pounds and Dr. Elliott estimated she is 3 years old.

Normally I would pick-up the cat after they wake-up from the anesthesia but this situation was different. Miriam's neighbor found a litter of 6 kittens under her foundation and wondered if they might belong to the female at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. The kittens spent the night with the female and were happy to be reunited with their mother.

Dr. Elliott sent me a message and claims she told Miriam's neighbor that she is keeping the kittens until they are weaned. Then I will pick-up the female and see if I can find her a good home. Dr. Elliott has agreed to vaccinate, spay/neuter and adopt out all of the kittens. No one is going to be charged for their care. She is taking care of the kittens at her expense. What a nice gift to the people that live and work in the Village of New Concord! Thanks for being part of the solution!

The White and Gray female's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Loni Hunt, Gail Hinshaw, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Alice Montgomery, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Cassi Ragsdale, Andrea Zamensky, Carol Goff, John D. Caffaratti, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Doug and Judith Waller, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Shari Stewart, Cathryn Kissinger, Roger Bates, April Reed, Belinda Sowers, AVC Communications, Zamensky Family, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Mary McGee, Shawna Parks, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Kathleen Mitchell, Jerry and Sheila Blagg, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Carol Bravatto, Marsha Hatfield, Alistair Hattingh, Sandy Christman, The Davidson Family, Breaking Free TRC, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Leah Simpson, Michael Funk, Erin Wilson Beane, Lacy Gress, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of May 1, 2018 there were 7 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 2 need surgeries. There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them (Hope) needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have trapped and neutered/spayed and vaccinated 14 feral cats this year. And I hope to fix at least 1 more. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
3 months ago

Update #31

Michael Jay Henderson
Cambridge, Ohio
Aug 3, 1990 - Apr 9, 2018 (Age 27)

Michael Jay Henderson, 27, of Cambridge, Ohio was called to be home with his Lord and Savior on the morning of April 9th, 2018.

Mike was born on August 3, 1990 in Zanesville, Ohio. He was the beloved son of Jon Franks Henderson Sr and Audrey Zamensky Henderson of Cambridge, Ohio. He is survived by his parents and siblings: Ali Henderson, Jon (Danielle) Henderson Jr., Steven (Nicole) Henderson, and Brittani Henderson. He is also survived by his grandma Gloria Melvin Zamensky and Grandma Iris Franks Henderson, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his Grandpa James Eugene Henderson and Grandpa Gerald Anthony Zamensky, and best friend Yousef H. Moradi. He was a graduate from Mid-East Vocational Center. He was employed at Wal-Mart.

Mike was a hard, dedicated worker, had a big heart, was very giving and always wanted to help others. Mike had a passion for many things. He loved animals, was an avid reader and roller coaster enthusiast. He leaves behind his beloved cat, Callie. He will be deeply loved, cherished, and missed.

Friends and family may attend calling hours for Mike at the Friendship Baptist Church of New Concord on Saturday, April 14 at 10 am. A memorial service will begin at 11 am with pastors Ken Blood and Brian Moffatt officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Concord Feral Cats at https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program. Farus Funeral Home of New Concord is caring for the family.

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Mike Ward posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #30

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - MARCUS

Named after the toughest Roman centurion in recorded history, Marcus Cassius Scaeva, this is an old feral male that showed up in this territory early last summer. Normally Spot would have run him out. But Marcus is serious business and an extreme threat to Spot for the top position in the feral colony. Kristy Kozar Hoyt claims he used to live in her neighborhood and would stop by for a meal from time to time. He began eating on my front porch last summer and then challenged Spot for the right to eat behind my house this past fall. I have broken-up fights between them and with the other large feral males (Simon and Midnight) many times. Marcus injured all of them. And there were some serious wounds. But none that required an appointment with Dr. Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Marcus began sheltering here with Spot's permission this winter and now they have called a truce.

I'm pretty sure Marcus is hard of hearing. Or maybe he just ignores me. But most of the time he doesn't react to loud sounds the same way the other feral cats do. For example the garbage truck pulls-up on Wednesday morning and all of them run and hide. But Marcus doesn't even look up to see what's going on. He is a very highly skilled and experienced feral cat. And a well respected and feared member of the feral colony. I tried to trap him all winter without success. But just exactly like Izzy, on Tuesday evening he was waiting for supper at my front door and walked inside my entranceway. I closed my front door and managed to get him into a transporter. The next morning I delivered him to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. His surgery went well and I was able to bring him home yesterday afternoon. She thinks he was born on 1/1/10 and weighs 10 pounds. The lab test shows he does not have feline leukemia. Now he will spend the next 7 days recovering at my house.

Marcus' neuter surgery and related medical expenses (blood tests, vaccinations, worms and flea meds) were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Rick Elkins, Gail Hinshaw, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Cassi Ragsdale, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Belinda Sowers, Doug and Judith Waller, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Mary McGee, Shawna Parks, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Alistair Hattingh, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Linda Beavers, Erin Wilson Beane, Lacy Gress, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Roger Bates, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors. Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of March 1, 2018 there were 7 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. 5 have been neutered/spayed so there are 2 more to go. There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them needs to be spayed. I am hoping to trap all 3 of them this winter. (The census data changes from month to month - over the past two years 19 feral adults and 13 feral kittens have been adopted, 6 adults are missing and 6 are deceased, approximately 12 kittens have been eaten by raccoons and possums plus new faces show up from time to time). Please consider making a donation. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
And here is a link to my facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/NewConcordFeralCats/
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #29

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - IZZY

This is a young feral female that was born and raised with her sister Amber and her brother Jason under the bushes at the Glenn Museum. Her name is Izzy. She was born on July 4, 2016 and has spent the winter months with her two surviving juveniles, Hope and Willie, in the heated shelters behind my house. They are all extremely wary of people and can seldom be seen during the day. Izzy is a very highly skilled and experienced feral cat. And a well respected member of the feral colony. I tried to trap her all winter without success. But yesterday morning she was waiting for breakfast at my front door and walked inside my entranceway. I closed my front door and managed to get her into a transporter. Later that morning I delivered her to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Izzy's surgery went well and I was able to bring her home today. She weighs 8.8 pounds and the lab test shows she does not have feline leukemia. Now she will spend the next 7 days recovering at my house.

Izzy's spay surgery and related medical expenses (blood tests, vaccinations, worms and flea meds) were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Rick Elkins, Gail Hinshaw, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Cassi Ragsdale, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Doug and Judith Waller, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Shelly Boyd Tyo, Tera Landry, Mary McGee, Shawna Parks, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Alistair Hattingh, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Jean Morris, Erin Wilson Beane, Lacy Gress, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Roger Bates, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors. Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of March 1, 2018 there were 7 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. 5 have been neutered/spayed so there are 2 more to go. There are also 2 juveniles and 1 of them needs to be spayed. I am hoping to trap all 3 of them this winter. (The census data changes from month to month - 6 cats are missing and 6 are deceased plus new faces show up from time to time). Please consider making a donation. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
And here is a link to my facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/NewConcordFeralCats/
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #28

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - JACOB

This is a young male feral cat that is new to this territory. His name is Jacob.

He came for supper Tuesday night behind my house and wound up in my trap. At first I thought he was a feral cat because most of them in this territory are black and white. In fact he looks a lot like Shadow. They are about the same age and same size and have similar markings. But after he calmed down it was clear he is a housecat and not Shadow. So I delivered him to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Jacob had his surgery yesterday and I brought him home today. He is approximately 2 years old and he weighs 9 pounds. The lab test shows he does not have feline leukemia. Now he will spend the next 7 days recovering at my house.

Jacob's neuter surgery and related medical expenses (blood tests, vaccinations, worms and flea meds) were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Rick Elkins, Gail Hinshaw, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Lori Marshall, Kathy Frakes, Doug and Judith Waller, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Cathryn Kissinger, Cassi Ragsdale, April Reed, Tera Landry, Mary McGee, Shawna Parks, Mary Jane Rhodes, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Erin Wilson Beane, Lacy Gress, Tonya White Abel and triplets, Anna Parry, Roger Bates, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of February 1, 2018 there were 9 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 5 need surgeries. There is also 1 female juvenile that needs to be spayed. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #27

MATING SEASON INJURIES

We have been in mating season for the past 3 weeks. The females are howling. And the males are roaming in search of a mate. The fights are vicious. Now some of the cats are limping and badly scratched from wounds. The problem is most homeless housecats have no fighting skills. And this is a good example of what they look like after a fight. Katie Mckeown is not allowed to have pets in her apartment. But she is feeding and caring for this one. She named him Tiger. Katie needs a little help so she can take him to the vet. He will need an exam, antibiotics, blood test, neutering and boarding. There may be other expenses as well. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card.
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
6 months ago

Update #26

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - JASON (EUTHANIZE OR AMPUTATION/NEUTER)?

Deuteronomy 30:19 GNT I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God's blessing and God's curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Choose life.

This is a young adult male feral cat that was born and raised under the bushes at the Glenn Museum. His name is Jason. He was born on July 4, 2016. And he lived in this territory with his sisters Amber and Izzy until he was about 9 months old. Then his father Spot chased him out of this territory and he found a new home in the woods on the south side of the railroad tracks. Jason would come back from time to time for a meal and then leave again. But this past April a very aggressive male named Sasha (RIP) had a fight with him and he hasn't been back since.

Jason came back home again on Saturday (December 23). He was limping and it was obvious something was wrong with his back left leg. He was crying from the pain. And he was hungry. It was nice to see him again. He has a very gentle and kind personality so his family and friends are always happy to see him. Especially his sisters and even his father Spot (the current alpha male of this territory).

Jason stayed for a couple of days in one of my heated shelters. He was really hungry so I fed him several times a day. Then on Tuesday evening (December 26) I was taking food out to the cats and there was Jason standing at my front door. He limped into my entranceway. And I thought that was really odd! Jason is totally feral. He knows his name but he has never allowed me to touch him. And so I knew he wanted me to help. I closed the door and wondered how can I get him into a transporter? My transporter was in my car and I couldn't get out the door to get it without risking Jason running back outside. So I sent Shari Stewart a text message and asked her to help. She got my transporter and Jason walked inside. I've never seen a feral cat do that! Normally it is nearly impossible to get a feral cat inside a transporter.

I sent Dr. Elliott a message at 8:00 p.m. and told her about Jason. She told me the clinic was open until 10:00 p.m. and that Dr. Springman would be glad to help. So I took Jason to the Animal Clinic At Cambridge and she gave him pain meds and put him in a cage for the night.

The next day Dr. Elliott called and gave me the bad news. Jason had been hit by a car. His leg was broken in several places and there was no way to fix it. His pelvic bone was also fractured but she believed it would heal in time. She told me I had two choices. Euthanize or amputate. I didn't think Jason could survive the winter on 3 legs. And I'm pretty sure one of the more aggressive feral males like Marcus would kill him. So the question was whether I could and should adopt another feral cat?

I already have 10 feral cats in the upstairs part of my house. And I have 6 in the basement. I also take care of the feral colony which is currently 9 adults plus 2 juveniles outside. I wondered how can I bring another totally feral cat into my house? He won't allow me to touch him for months. Will Toby accept him? And will the other cats give him a chance?

I took Toby to visit Jason last Saturday and it went just fine. Jason stopped hissing and started purring. And I went to visit Jason again on Wednesday when I picked-up Willie (after his neuter surgery). Willie is Jason's nephew and they like each other a lot. Both of them stopped crying and hissing and started purring. So I asked Dr. Elliott to estimate the cost of the surgery. That night I began praying. And this scripture came to mind... Deuteronomy 30:19 GNT I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God's blessing and God's curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Choose life.

Dr. Elliott performed the amputation and neuter surgery on Friday morning. I went to visit him and he is doing fine. He will be with her for the next 10 days and then I will bring him home.

Jason's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Kathy Frakes, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Barbara Gail Hinshaw, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, Cassi Ragsdale, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff, Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of January 1, 2017 there were 9 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 5 need surgeries. There is also 1 juvenile that needs to be spayed (Willie's sister Hope). Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link to my facebook page:
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #25

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - WILLIE

Willie and his sister Hope and his mom Izzy were playing in the snow early Saturday morning. Jumping, chasing, plowing the snow with their noses and making feral cat snow angels. So I decided to try to trap one of them. And it worked out really well! I got Willie and he was able to spend the last few very cold days inside the Animal Clinic At Cambridge.

Willie is a young feral juvenile that was born and raised under the bushes at the Glenn Museum. He and his siblings Hope and Atlas (RIP) were born on April 15, 2017. His mother Izzy moved them into one of the heated shelters behind my house when the weather started to get cold. They are all extremely wary of people and can seldom be seen during the day. Willie likes to play with the other feral cats and hunt with his uncle Jason and aunt Amber. But his favorites are his big uncle Midnight and grandfather Spot. I delivered Willie to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge on Saturday morning. Dr. Jessica Springman performed his surgery yesterday. And I brought him home today. He weighs 8.4 pounds. And the lab test shows he does not have feline leukemia. Now he will spend the next 7 days recovering in one of the large cages at my house.

Willie's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Rick Elkins, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Kathy Frakes, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Barbara Gail Hinshaw, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of December 31, 2017 there were 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There is also 1 juvenile that needs to be spayed (Willie's sister Hope). Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link to my facebook page:
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #24

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - LUCAS AND PEPPER

These are the last 2 feral juveniles to be neutered and spayed this year. Their names are Lucas and Pepper. And they are best friends. Lucas is a feral juvenile I rescued from my neighbor Peg McKirahan's front yard. Just like all of his 6 brothers and sisters and the other 10 kittens I rescued this year, I raised Lucas in my basement and eventually decided to adopt him and bring him upstairs.

Pepper is one of Charlie's kittens and I raised him in my basement from the day he was born. And just like Lucas, I eventually decided to adopt him and bring him upstairs. Now both of them are old enough to be neutered. So I took them to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Everything went very well and I was able to bring them home today. Lucas and Pepper love to run and chase and play with each other and the other feral cats. But Dr. Elliott prefers no roughhousing after surgery. So they will spend the next 7 days with Benji and a few female feral adults on the first floor.

Lucas and Pepper's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Kathy Frakes, Rick Elkins, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Barbara Gail Hinshaw, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of December 10, 2017 there were 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There are also 2 juveniles that need surgeries - we lost 1 (Atlas) on November 17th to a speeding vehicle on Main Street. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link to my facebook page:
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #23

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - MAGGIE

This is another one of Nikki's feral juveniles. Her name is Maggie. Just like her brothers Tiger and Ace, I have raised her in my basement from the day she was born. She is one of four juveniles still available for adoption. And now she is old enough to be spayed. So I took her to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. The staff at the front desk (Jacque Lowry and Denali) were dressed for the holidays. And the office is decorated for Christmas. The surgery went very well and I was able to bring Maggie home today. She loves to run and chase and play with her mom (Nikki) and great aunt (Charlie) and the other juveniles. But Dr. Elliott prefers no roughhousing after surgery. So Maggie will spend the next 7 days recovering in one of the large cages in my basement.

Maggie is available for adoption but she is very closely bonded with her brother Tiger. I do not want to separate them and so I will only allow them to be adopted as a pair. Please let me know if you are interested. I reserve the right to pick the best home for them.

Maggie's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Kathy Frakes, Rick Elkins, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Barbara Gail Hinshaw, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of December 10, 2017 there were 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There are also 2 juveniles that need surgeries - we lost 1 (Atlas) on November 17th to a speeding vehicle on Main Street. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. I am not certain which one will be next. It may be an adult cat that I trap or it might be another feral juvenile. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link to my facebook page:
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
7 months ago

Update #22

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - RACHEL

This is a feral juvenile I rescued from Christy's Main Street Memories Scrapbooking & More with the help of Christy White Applegate, Mindy Boggs (Spa Girl) and Sheri Stewart (Pampered Paws). Her name is Rachel. Just like all of the other 16 kittens I rescued this year, I raised Rachel in my basement. Now she is old enough to be spayed. So I took her to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Everything went very well and I was able to bring her home today. Rachel is a perfect juvenile in all respects - beautiful, smart, playful, gentle, loving and curious. But she does love to run and chase and jump and play with the adults and the other juveniles. And Dr. Elliott prefers no roughhousing after surgery. So she will spend the next 7 days recovering in one of the large cages in my basement.

Rachel is available for adoption but she is very closely bonded with another feral juvenile named Ace. I do not want to separate them and so I will only allow them to be adopted as a pair.

Rachel's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Rick Elkins, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Kathy Frakes, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of December 1, 2017 there were 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There are also 2 juveniles that need surgeries - we lost 1 (Atlas) on November 17th to a speeding vehicle on Main Street. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. I am not certain which one will be next. It may be an adult cat that I trap or it might be another feral juvenile. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link to my facebook page:
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #21

NEUTER AND SPAY PROGRAM - UPDATE - SAMSON

This is a feral juvenile I rescued from my neighbor Peg McKirahan's front yard. His name is Little Samson. Just like all of his 6 brothers and sisters and the other 10 kittens I rescued this year, I raised Sam in my basement and eventually decided to adopt him and bring him upstairs. Now he is old enough to be neutered. So I took him to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Everything went very well and I was able to bring him home today. Samson is an aggressive male and loves to run and chase and jump and play with the adults and the other kittens. But Dr. Elliott prefers no roughhousing after surgery. So he will spend the next 7 days with a few female feral adults on the first floor.

Little Samson's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Rick Elkins, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Kathy Frakes, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of November 30, 2017 there are 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There are also 2 juveniles that need surgeries - we lost 1 (Atlas) on November 17th to a speeding vehicle on Main Street. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled next week. I am not certain which one will be next. It may be an adult cat that I trap or it might be another feral juvenile. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #20

New Concord Feral Cats Neuter and Spay Program - Update - Ace

This is another one of Nikki's feral kittens. His name is Ace. Just like his brother Tiger, I have raised him in my basement from the day he was born. He is one of four kittens still available for adoption. And now he is old enough to be neutered. So I took him to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Everything went very well and I was able to bring him home today. Ace loves to run and chase and play with his mom (Nikki) and great aunt (Charlie) and the other kittens. But Dr. Elliott prefers no roughhousing after surgery. So Ace will spend the next 7 days recovering in one of the large cages in my basement.

Ace's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Susan Fracker, Rick Elkins, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Kathy Frakes, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of November 1, 2017 there were 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There are also 3 juveniles that need surgeries. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled in two weeks. I am not certain which one will be next. It may be an adult cat that I trap or it might be another feral kitten that is living in my basement. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
8 months ago

Update #19

New Concord Feral Cats Neuter and Spay Program - Update - Tiger

This is one of Nikki's feral kittens. His name is Tiger. I raised him in my basement from the day he was born. He is one of four kittens still available for adoption. And now he is old enough to be neutered. So I took him to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. Everything went very well and I was able to bring him home today. Tiger loves to run and chase and play with his mom (Nikki) and great aunt (Charlie) and the other kittens. But Dr. Elliott prefers no roughhousing after surgery. So Tiger will spend the next 7 days recovering in one of the large cages in my basement.

Tiger's surgery and related medical expenses were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Teresa Gum, Rick Elkins, Marcia and Bob Murphy, Alice Montgomery, Kathy Frakes, Doug Waller, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Judith Waller, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Belinda Sowers, Cassi Ragsdale, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Susan Fracker, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Jean Morris, Shawna Parks, Mary McGee, Anna Parry, Mary Jane Rhodes, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis and several anonymous donors.

As of November 1, 2017 there were 10 adult feral cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. And 6 need surgeries. There were also 3 juveniles that need surgeries. Please consider making a donation. I have another appointment scheduled for next Wednesday. I am not certain which one will be next. It may be an adult cat that I trap or it might be another feral kitten that is living in my basement. Any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. I am hoping to neuter/spay and vaccinate at least 15 feral cats again this year. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program
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Mike Ward posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #18

New Concord Feral Cats Neuter and Spay Program - Update - Moses

This is a young male feral cat that is new to this territory. His name is Moses. He began eating here at the beginning of March. I trapped him after supper on Wednesday and delivered him to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. He had his surgery yesterday and I brought him home today. He is 2 years old and he weighs 9.5 pounds. The lab test shows he does not have feline leukemia. Now he will spend the next 10 days recovering at my house.

Moses' surgery and related medical expenses (blood tests, vaccinations, antibiotics and flea meds) were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Kathy Frakes, Cathryn Kissinger, April Reed, Teresa Gum, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Cassi Ragsdale, Susan Fracker, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis.

There are a total of 8 adult feral cats and 3 adult homeless house cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. 5 have had surgeries. There are also 5 juveniles that have not been adopted and 1 (Amber) has had her surgery. And there are 7 adults and juveniles which have had surgeries and have been adopted. We are making good progress.

Please continue making donations. I need approximately $200 for the next female surgery and related expenses. I have another appointment scheduled for next week. And any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program

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Mike Ward posted a new update:
over 1 year ago

Update #17

New Concord Feral Cats Neuter and Spay Program - Update - Amber

This is a young (Juvenile) female feral cat that was born and raised under the bushes at the Glenn Museum. Her name is Amber. She was born on July 4, 2016 and has spent the winter months with her sister Izzy and brother Jason in the heated shelters behind my house. They are all extremely wary of people and can seldom be seen during the day. Amber likes to play with the other juveniles and hunt with some of the adults in the feral colony. I trapped her early Thursday morning and delivered her to Dr. Rachel Elliott at the Animal Clinic At Cambridge. She had her surgery yesterday and I brought her home today. She is 8+ months old and she weighs 6.3 pounds. The lab test shows she does not have feline leukemia. Now she will spend the next 10 days recovering at my house.

Amber's surgery and related medical expenses (blood tests and vaccinations) were made possible by generous donations from Mike Ward, Kristine Turner Miller, Paige Deuscher, Kathy Frakes, April Reed, Teresa Gum, Tera Landry, Cynthia Carroll, Daniel and Diane Troendly, Tom German, Beth and Mark Wharton, Cassi Ragsdale, Susan Fracker, Jeremy Morrow, Jennifer Lyle, Lois Zook-Gerdau, Karen Logan, Alistair Hattingh, Roger Bates, John Wycoff and Clay Curtis.

With the recent death of Lucy and the unexpected return of Sasha (alpha male), there are a total of 8 adult feral cats and 2 adult homeless house cats on the south side of Main Street from the IGA to Orme Hardware. 4 have had surgeries. There are also 5 juveniles that have not been adopted and one (Amber) has had surgery. And there are 7 which have had surgeries and have been adopted. We are making good progress.

Please continue making donations. I need approximately $200 for the next female surgery and related expenses. I have another appointment scheduled for next week. And any excess funds above the campaign goal will allow me to continue trapping and scheduling additional surgeries over the coming weeks. Here is a link you can use to make donations with a credit card:
https://fundly.com/new-concord-feral-cats-neuter-and-spay-program

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