Cell Phones Colony

2015 Trap Neuter Return Case Study

Since 2007 I TNR’d 183 cats from 20 colony sites within one square mile around me. Today there are only 51 cats from that total left outside. That is a 72% reduction rate in nine years. I am very happy with these numbers and track them carefully. I visit these colony sites and their feeders all the time… Read more »

Melissa Rescues Injured Cat from Negligent Owner

Melissa B. found an injured cat Saturday at one of her feral cat feeding stations. He was limping, with visible bite wounds on his neck and front paw.   Morris is a friendly cat with an owner that lets him outdoors. He told Melissa before that Morris was already neutered. When Morris showed up injured, his… Read more »

Introducing the Boonie Colony

Melissa has done TNR all around this area for years. She’s moved apartments a few times here and finds cats at each location. We’ve worked on TNR together near the Cell Phones Colony. Her sister has adopted a few cats from there. Even though Melissa no longer lives there, she visits almost daily and replenishes the… Read more »

The Search for the Abominable Snowcat

Well, the search is over, because I found him. This TNR’d cat from the Cell Phones Colony has grown quite an impressive fur coat just in time for the winter.   The feral cats do that every year.

Tips for Re-trapping TNR’d Cats

My friend Melissa did TNR on her block and cared for a colony for years. Her colony was the next block over from the Cell Phones Colony, and she even adopted out a cat from there.   Recently, however, Melissa moved a few miles away. She still checks up on and feeds the original colony. She has… Read more »

Conditioning Cats to Feed in a Different Place

We’re still trying to talk to the main feeder who won’t cooperate with TNR for the Cell Phones Colony, but in the meantime we can move ahead and do it anyway without him. Unfortunately he also lets these cats in and out of his home but there’s not much we can do about that for… Read more »

How to Win Friends and Influence People to Help with TNR

A friend told me that she successfully trapped a cat over the weekend, and Tree House’s BVDM Mac Lean Spay/Neuter Clinic informed her the cat was already microchipped and neutered last year. My friend lives a block from The Cell Phones Colony. This cat colony is much harder to TNR because of opposition from the main… Read more »

Can You Hear Me Meow?

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… Read more »