The Big Kitty Round Up: Phase 2
21 April 2018 | Marina Puerto Escondido
Mama's little sweethearts!
The kitties born to "the cat that wouldn't be trapped" (now dubbed Mama Kitty) are 4 1/2 weeks old and we are working on socializing them to humans so they will be adoptable when they are old enough in a couple weeks or so.
It's been a real adventure trying to keep track of where she would hide them -- after 3 weeks she was moving them regularly so each day was a challenge for all of us working on this -- a game of hide and seek kitties! Finally she has settled in to a very accessible place where we can talk to them, handle them and even start to feed them a bit and Mama Kitty doesn't seem to mind at all. Hoping it will be easy to place all 3 in homes the beginning of May.
About a week and a half ago, during the "find the kitties" phase, a friend came to us and said somebody had spotted a kitty so we went to search it out thinking Mama had moved them to an unusual spot. We found the kitty -- and its siblings -- but they were younger than Mama's! Yikes! Another batch!
And we thought we had caught and spayed all of the other females, so where did these come from?
After some watching and sleuthing we discovered that the little male that we had tried so hard to catch to get him out of the garbage cans and parking lot was indeed the mother!
So now we have another set of 4 that we are playing find the kitties with every day as Oscar tries to find a safe place for "his" kitties.
So this Phase 2 involves socializing kitties and finding homes, then getting both the mother cats into the vet for spaying. And hoping against hope no more cats find their way down to the marina from the nearby hotel and community of Tripui (where we suspect most of these came from in the first place!).
Here's hoping there's no Phase 3!!