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Welcome! This is "Catatonic Digressions."
Most, if not all readers don't understand my blog's title. It's an old inside joke from a forum long gone. I was going to change it, but since it's been "confusing" for so long, I decided to leave it. Don't worry about what it means, the content of the blog is what is important.

Unfortunately, my blog isn't what I set out for it to be. A disturbed and manic online stalker and cyberbully has made it impossible for me to post about family, my son, life in my part of New York...so I stopped (for the most part), and I mostly reblog and repost what I feel is important, necessary or close to my heart. As for the stalking sociopath, she can go to hell for harassing me and my family since mid-2008. You can't scare me offline with a few lame threats and dozens of pages of defamation, abuse, depravity and libel. I'm bitchy like that. ;)
(Anyone who knows me knows I'm not actually a bitch, but let's allow this psychopath to think I'm a bitch to her blackened heart's content—it seems to make her feel she has some sort of control over me…and it does not.)

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Save A Gato - Trap / Neuter / Return... It Works — Make a Donation Today... Please!


Save A Gato - Trap / Neuter / Return... It Works

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Trap / Neuter / Return... It Works!

Old San Juan Cat TalesGet InformedMeet the people who make it possible

Old San Juan Cat Tales is a bilingual children book on how cats arrived in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico .It is told through their experiences .

The book is illustrated by a local artist Haydee Alvarado,cat lover and great supporter of our organization. All caracters are based on real cats found in the colony of the Paseo del Morro.......

Feral cats have a home...Outdoors A feral cat is not socialized to humans.

Either she was born outside and never lived with humans, or she is a companion cat who has strayed from home and over time has become unsocialized to humans.

Meet our volunteers who give their time and love day after day and give our cats the care they need .

Without our dedicated staff Save A Gato would not exist..

Meet Us

Our success storyT/N/R around the worldMake a Donation Today... Please!

Take a stroll on the famous National Park trail named the Paseo del Morro and you will see several cats lounging on the rocks,some friendly others shy but all beautiful and healthy.

It all started in 2004 .

The Rest of the Story

JapanMeet David and Susan
Buenos AiresEden Botanical gardens
RomeThe well known Cat Sanctuary
Key WestThe celebrated Hemingway's cats
Your contributions are helping us further our work and giving a chance at a better life to our homeless cats.
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What We Do and What we don't do.

We are not a shelter .We work with the homeless cats of Old San Juan.

Below is an explanation of the program TNR:

Trap/neuter/return, commonly referred to as "TNR," is the only method proven to be humane and effective at controlling feral cat population growth. Using this technique, all the feral cats in a colony are trapped, neutered and then returned to their territory where caretakers provide them with regular food and shelter. Young kittens who can still be socialized, as well as friendly adults, are placed in foster care and eventually adopted out to good homes.

TNR has many advantages. It immediately stabilizes the size of the colony by eliminating new litters. The nuisance behavior often associated with feral cats is dramatically reduced, including the yowling and fighting that come with mating activity and the odor of unneutered males spraying to mark their territory. The returned colony also guards its territory, preventing unneutered cats from moving in and beginning the cycle of overpopulation and problem behavior anew. Particularly in urban areas, the cats continue to provide natural rodent control.

Another significant advantage to TNR is that, when practiced on a large scale, it lessens the number of kittens and cats flowing into local shelters. This results in lower euthanasia rates and the increased adoption of cats already in the shelters. For example, in San Francisco, after TNR had been widely implemented for six years, euthanasia rates for all cats, feral and domestic, declined by 71 percent. San Diego, after several years of TNR, also experienced substantially lower euthanasia rates.

TNR is not just the best alternative to controlling feral cat populations - it is the only one that works. Doing nothing has resulted in the current crisis where, in New York City alone, feral cats number at least in the tens, and possibly the hundreds, of thousands. Trying to "rescue" the cats and find them all homes is utopian and unattainable given their numbers and the futility of trying to socialize most of them. Trap and kill, the traditional technique exercised by animal control, is simply ineffective. If all the cats are not caught, then the ones left behind over breed until the former population level is reached. Even if all the cats are removed, new unneutered cats tend to move in to take advantage of whatever food source there was, and the cycle starts again. This explains why more and more animal control agencies are willing to try TNR.

Finally, TNR is an idea whose time has come. It recognizes there is a new balance in our urban and rural landscape, one that includes feral cats. It seeks to manage this new population with enlightened techniques that allow the cats to live out their lives and fulfill their natures, while minimizing any possible negative impact. TNR is a movement that will continue to grow as more and more caring people see its potential and, in time, it will become the predominant method of feral cat population control.


What we need badly

**#1 MONEY

**#2 DRY FOOD (200 lbs. / week)

#3 WET FOOD (14 cans/week)

#4 CLEANING PRODUCTS

.clorox

.floor cleaner

.paper towel

.dish soap

.sponge

.garbage bags

.antibacterial spray

#5 BATH RUGS

#6 CAGES (BIG)

#7 BOWLS & PLATES

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