Iron Works 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 »

When Biggie Smiles was Small: The TNR of the Iron Works Colony

Yesterday I wrote about Biggie Smiles, the Iron Works Colony cat that is bonded to his feeder, his TNR’d feline friends, and his outdoor home.   Here is Biggie Smiles when he was small, and we just started doing TNR for this colony in 2012.  A coworker told me about this colony and the complaints from… Read more »

Biggie Smiles Needs a New Home. Or Does He?

The Iron Works Colony is down to four TNR’d cats now. We spayed/neutered twelve cats and kittens total from here in October 2012. Obviously that’s a a two-thirds reduction in outdoor colony size in two years. TNR works.   The Iron Works Colony is one of my satellite colonies pretty far from where I live. I… Read more »

Careful! It’s a Tru-Catch Trap!

I have amazing, generous, wildly creative friends. Last month one of my bands, noise&light, played a Halloween show at Klas restuarant. My friend from my other band, The Columbines, is the mastermind behind this annual event. This year she organized performances from a dozen bands, delicious Czech food courtesy of Klas, a raffle for some… Read more »

Networking for Feral Cats

I was talking to a co-worker who mentioned a friend of hers has “tons” of cats outside on her block. We started talking about TNR, and it turns out her friend lives in one of the zip codes that Tree House Humane Society is helping with their targeted TNR grant. This friend does not feed… Read more »