Jose and the Pussycats 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 »

Brother from Another Mother

Otherwise known as “Poses with Pink Noses.”   Frostie wants to help find homes for all of our foster kittens!   Here he is helping us network Tigger. Or maybe he wants to adopt a little brother for himself?

Thanks to Eliya and Mary for the Cat Food Donation!

Eliya and Mary adopted Frostie Mac Creamsicle when he showed up in the Jose and the Pussycats Colony in 2013.   Frostie was clearly friendly right away. He also had a head wound that was treated. His trapping was immortalized forever in this TNR video.   Eliya and Mary donated extra cat food they bought to help… Read more »

Another Colony Cat Adopted Off the Street

This cat from the Jose and the Pussycats Colony was officially adopted off the street three months ago. I ran into one of the feeders today and she told me the good news. She said a woman kept coming by, and because he was so friendly, she wanted to adopt him. The feeder helped wrangle… Read more »

Baby, It’s Warm Outside!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as much as the colony cats!   This bonded pair of outdoor cats don’t even have to share a bed – it’s warm enough for them to spread out. I love the festive stairs. Funny Face is chillin’ in the chiminea. And the Villa.    

Bonded Feral Cats

These two TNR’d cats from the Jose and the Pussycats Colony are constantly together.   Feral or domesticated, cats are social animals that can develop strong bonds to each other, and their caregiver.   I’ve been doing TNR and managing this colony for their feeder since 2011. This feline friendship seems to have developed within… Read more »

RIP Betty

I TNR’d Betty from the Jose and the Pussycats Colony in February 2012. Most of this colony feeds and hangs out on the front porch. Betty lived all by herself on the back porch, and I was told she was a mama cat many times before her TNR. In fact, two of her daughters were… Read more »

Running Around to Help the Animals

It’s glorious outside today so I went for a run. As much as I try to do this, I’m still out of shape because I keep getting sidetracked. I stop to take a look at every cat I see, and talk to neighbors about spaying and neutering their animals. Today’s run was productive and fun,… Read more »