Stealers Wheel 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 »

Feline Family from the Hoarder Drug House

The hoarder drug house has been evicted and boarded up for almost two months now. TNR is still needed to be done there.   A top floor attic window has been left open the entire time, but it’s impossible to know if all of the cats can get in and out of it, or if there are… Read more »

Please Send Healing Thoughts to a Fellow Animal Rescuer

A few days ago I called to check in with my neighbor, Kim. I met Kim in 2009 and she is known here in our neighborhood as the “Dog Lady.” Kim is the type of animal rescuer that will jump fences to save dogs from starving and freezing because of neglectful owners, and will take… Read more »

Some Indoor Cats are More Trapped Than Outdoor Cats

Such is the case of the Stealers Wheel Colony stuck in the hoarder home in my neighborhood that I wrote about in December. When I was there I counted up to 16 cats, 2 birds and a chihuahua. My original plan was to help this house get all of the cats fixed, and ultimately adopted… Read more »

Update on Hoarder Home

The hoarder home owners of the Stealers Wheel Colony have become unpredictable and the indoor TNR part of this project will have to wait until after the holidays. This project is much more than I can handle on my own. They are not just hoarders. There are many, many other problems in this house. The… Read more »

Adopters and Fosterers Needed for Animal Hoarder Home

This week I was alerted to a hoarder home less than five blocks away from me. I counted up to 16 cats (the owners claim there are up to 19 cats), 2 birds and a chihuahua. The entire house looks like the photos below. This is not just a hoarder home – there seems to… Read more »