When people know you try to help cats, they like to tell you all about the cats that they see. My friends, The Cell Phones, grabbed my attention because they said all the magic words: cats, alley, vacant lot, junkyard, and their neighbor feeds them. Well, really, The Cell Phones FIRST grabbed my attention because they are an incredible band and I am happy to have gotten to know them personally, and am now happy to know they are such caring people to boot.
I needed to see these cats for myself, and as soon as I got there, I saw this one. He’s supposed to be the head of the colony, which is now called The Cell Phones Colony. His name is Sprint.
And, he’s already eartipped!!!!
It sounds like some people leave food out for them on a concrete slab in one of the empty lots, but they are also being responsible for the TNR part, which made my day. TNR is obviously becoming more and more common, as it is the proven, most humane way to control the over-population of feral cats.
I took a walk around the block anyways to pass out TNR fliers because this colony is in Tree House’s Targeted TNR Project Grant, and came across this guy:
He’s not eartipped, but according to one of the building’s tenants, he belongs to someone there. His name is Nextel because he’s going to be fixed next if he’s not already. We’ll be taking a closer look at this neighborhood in the future.