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I am a Cat Woman. My self-appointed mission in life is to save the feline world! To accomplish this mission, I get cats fixed. Perhaps my mission might be slightly delusional. This blog is a mishmash of wishful thinking, rants, experiences as I remember them and of course, cat stories and cat photos. I have a nonprofit now, to help keep the cats here cared for and to fix community cats. Happy Cat Club formed in 2015. Currently, we are on a mission to fix 10,000 cats.

Chatty Katty, the friendly calico from the Lebanon House colony, spent a few days in Brownsville, while I prepared for inspection here, then returned yesterday to my bathroom. She's waiting on a home or adoption placement and is no trouble. She screams however when she sees another cat.  Like a demon!  She's not aggress

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A parade of cats pass through my garage. They're unfixed, yowling, scared, the boys are stinky, the girls, at this time of year, in heat or pregnant. I try to put them at ease.  I offer them catnip and warm food.  What enemy would offer you these things? I believe they each deserve their moment, a recognition of their

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It's hard to help cats.  Few people cat wrangle---round up cats simply to get them fixed. Rescue is more popular than cat wrangling.  People love to see a happy ending, a sick or hurt or starving cat who was on the street now in someone's arms.   They open their wallets for that and the facebook "likes" are in

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Well, I guess I'm nearly done with the Lebanon house colony.  There are a few more, but the granddaughter, who lives in the trailer, with two females, refuses to give them up for spay. Says she wants more kittens.  What do you do with that?   It's not an easy thing to hear when I've sat out there for hours.  I was up t

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I've trapped ten now at the Lebanon house.   Five of them are already gone, have moved on, while five more live in limbo in my garage and bathroom.  The Colonel too is still here, but leaving to go back home today. That will give me some relief at least. Yesterday, after dropping three more of the Lebanon house colony c

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I'm involved in a referred situation and I am not sure how to handle it. The first tip off was lack of communication about the cats the people at the Lebanon house wanted fixed.   It was bizarre. I finally got to it, went up Sunday, trapped four, even though I had just 3 open reservations.  I already had the HUGE Colone

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I've been sleeping a lot, exhausted from efforts earlier in the week with the Shedd colony.  I'm energetic and tireless until a big project is done with, then I have to sleep it off, can take a week to recover. I did round up three other cats to be fixed yesterday at Heartland.   Two came from the Albany woman.  Origina

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Today, seven more of the Shedd colony cats took a road trip with me to Portland to be fixed.   I was happy they could do it at a moment's notice.  I'd only emailed the FCCO the night before to ask.  They said to bring 4 to 6.  By then I had seven more.  I was going to hand over cat number 7 this morning, at check in, w

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I've got 14 cats now caught at the Shedd colony, although two are still down in the caretakers garage in traps.  I'm taking 10 of the 12 up to the spay neuter clinic at Willamette Humane this morning. Last night, driving down to pick up cats 11 and 12, and leave traps set for cats 13 and 14, which almost immediately were

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I was going to trap an Albany colony and a Lebanon one for tomorrow's reservations.  I just had six reservations, and was hoping to get all four Albany cats and throw in two Lebanon girls. But, things went south on the Albany cats when the caregiver had to go somewhere.  Instead, I headed out to a Shedd colony I'd just b

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My car is running.   I'm happy about that. It needs other work, but the other work will have to wait. I drove the car to Portland yesterday with two former county park cats, Autumn and Gracie.  I'd retrieved them from where they were originally in my relocation cages, because the woman had let the other four go after on

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The car went to the mechanic yesterday.  I'd never been to this particular shop before.   It is fancy, with so many people up front.  I should have turned around immediately I think. I like to see a dirty mechanic shop, disorganized, not a store front with a face to the public like a boutique. Immediately I think their

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I'm stranded. Up a creek without a paddle. Hard to live without a working car? 2.2 miles to nearest grocery store. Over 3 miles to the feed store where I buy 40 lb bags of wood pellets for litter.  Shall I walk them home balanced on my head?  Might take a whole day to go get one bag and get it home. I live on a ceme

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The OC (Original Catmobile) with empty traps after returning fixed cats. Cat loaded OC   My Scion has been the best car ever!   I once carried 27 cats in it to an FCCO clinic in traps and carriers.  It has hauled over 10,000 cats to be fixed or to new homes.   I've used it like a truck, like an off road vehicle.

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Good luck kiddo! Animal Rescue and Care Fund, a great Portland area rescue, had an opening with their lion tamer, a lady who tames feral kittens, so off I went, to deliver her Arizona, who was almost but not quite ready for the big show---adoption. Arizona was the wildest of the three girls, of the litter of

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I'm resting up after last week's twists and turns.   The night spent in my car, freezing and stubborn, hoping to save the cats who would be left behind in the county park.   Then the next week, last week, which seems so long ago now, trapping more in a Sweet Home colony, getting 8 of them fixed, housing them before and a

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Today, exhausted, from yesterday and from hauling two cages up to the relocation site, plus Autumn and Gracie, to join four other county park cats already there, I am finding perspective on the park cats. It's all I can try to do. It's not easy to solve cat overpopulation issues anywhere.   This one was particularly diff

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I spent Valentine's Day as it should be spent---caring. But boy does caring hurt. Especially when those who should care, just plain don't. I'm talking about the county park cats and the two camp hosts, who bred and fed them and now are walking away like its nothing to leave them on their own, with nobody to feed them.

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When life keeps stomping you down, there's only one thing to do--hit back! I swear that county park is going to kill me! Been after that last unfixed teen.   Then the one park host who fed the cats in the berry vines, including the lovely India, got fired.   She was going back to feed, but won't be doing that soon.  Pa

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I set and checked traps up til midnight at the 34Colony day before last.  In all I caught three more, the already fixed big Maine Coon named Handsome, by the former property occupier.  He's back with her.  Then I caught a little gray tabby girl, and finally, a huge buff orange tux boy.  Makes 19 caught there now, with a

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There was no snow yesterday, as was predicted.  What there was, however, was pouring rain, that quickly flooded my yard, and area drainage ditches. I was checking traps, back and forth, over near the freeway, over and over, back and forth.   It's the place a woman lived for years, feeding cats, not fixing them, however,

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Zoey, the gorgeous torti teen, from the Albany complex, has come out of her shell.  She is sleek, long and lanky but a bit underweight.  I didn't know how she would do here, as she grew up alone, and was often left alone.  Most young cats adjust however. She is doing very well. First she was going to one Portland rescu

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I keep getting extra cats here, who then need somewhere to go. Last week I had six extras, the three Albany colony girl kittens, plus 3 from Waterloo park.  Five of those six are gone, 3 went to Felines First Rescue, who already adopted out Simon and Susie.  I think Darkly is still awaiting a home.  The black sisters fr

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First a bit of news.  To get a Maddies Fund grant, last spring, I signed up Happy Cat Club, to register monthly statistics with an ally of Maddies Fund---Shelter Animals Count.  Since I keep records, I was able to fill in the three months before the recruitment grant for the program began.   I have the first years intake

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I have appointments Monday for spay neuter.   But Monday also starts off my two weeks of jury duty.   So I've not been sure if I will actually be able to use those Salem reservations.  I gave two of the five away. This is not the first time I've received the jury duty letter.   But, last night, I checked out the sched

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Zoe, whose owners thought was a "she" turned out to be a "he" Gemma is very sweet and adorable, a little girl, now fixed too Both kitties were fixed yesterday at Heartland Humane.  And are already back with their people, who I hope get a home of their own soon too.  Good luck Gemma and Zoe!

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I'm too draggy and lazy today, to have taken any new photos. I didn't even take any of the two cats I took over to be fixed at Heartland this morning.  They're both girls.   The people who own them once lived, as homeless campers, in a tent in the county park.  I got two cats fixed of theirs then they vanished, took off

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Sure I was tired yesterday from the exhausting trip to Astoria. Those one day trips are endurance marathons.  I know when I start out there will be at least six hours of driving.  Usually its far more than that due to the hell of Portland traffic I must traverse on the way back, and this last time, due to weather related

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Yesterday, off I went, with Barcellona, the benign laid back and grateful black smoke older boy from the Stayton trailer park.   He has bad teeth and needed them taken care of before he could move on with his life. He's enjoyed the last week, laid out in a cage in my garage, listening to me babble at him through the cage

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Today, or was it yesterday, we were supposed to warm up and get torrential rains. But no, sadly.  Today is cold as ever.  Even freezing rain was once again predicted for the valley and Portland.  I ignored the warnings, and headed out this morning early to Salem with two cats to be fixed. I trapped them yesterday at a

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