Friday, March 11, 2011
Hyde Park Cats volunteers began a new project last week, to help a resident at 62nd near Cottage Grove who has been feeding eleven cats. There are up to three kittens, and we hope to bring them inside. One cat is losing fur and is having difficulty walking; we will make it a priority to try to catch that particular cat, especially given the concern of a disease that could spread to the other cats.
This is a pretty good situation for a feral colony--there is a committed caretaker who feeds the cats daily; the neighbors seem to be supportive (the neighbor across the street keeps the side door of his vacant garage cracked so that the cats can go in and out); and the cats that we saw seem healthy and well-fed. We've already TNRed several and will be reporting back about more doings here in this colony!