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  1. Melanie
    May 25, 2018 @ 11:46 am

    Thank you for your TNR work and your fostering. My parents did both for a very long time and it’s so rewarding and heartbreaking at times. Scritches to your furry friends.

    Melanie

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  2. Ricki Jill Treleaven
    May 25, 2018 @ 11:50 am

    Kudos to you!!! What dire statistics, and I hope that your efforts as well as your sharing will help. 😀

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  3. SherryG
    May 25, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    I have TNR’d seven cats, neighbors have TNR’d many others. I feed about eight TNR’d cats, six are a colony on the east side of my house, two live next door on the west side. The elderly neighbor who fed them had to go into assisted living, so I took over. Neighbors across the street feed three more TNR’d cats. In my area of Maricopa County, around 20,000 cats are TNR’d each year. It’s a great program.

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  4. Jane
    May 25, 2018 @ 12:11 pm

    You are a very good person and your halo is wide!

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  5. Allie
    May 25, 2018 @ 12:12 pm

    KITTENS!!! Ahhh! pictures of fluff munchkins make my morning. These babies are gorgeous too! I can’t wait for videos! xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  6. Kathleen
    May 25, 2018 @ 12:28 pm

    I fear that if you and the Kitten Lady (Hannah Shaw) ever met it would be too amazing and pure for this world and you would cancel each other out. Good job to the both of you and continue the wonderful work you both do with TNR and fostering.

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    • Melanie Plum
      May 25, 2018 @ 4:12 pm

      I’ve said the same! I hope VEB follows kittenxlady on instagram! (She would especially love Badger the Tuxedo now!)

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  7. Lindsey
    May 25, 2018 @ 12:35 pm

    Your new babies are so cute and thanks for sharing about TNR. Before you I didn’t even know that was a program.

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  8. Laura
    May 25, 2018 @ 12:53 pm

    Could it be that these kittens are the cutest, to date???

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  9. Beth
    May 25, 2018 @ 1:07 pm

    TNR is an amazing tool. Over the last 18 years, my wife and I have personally paid to have over 100 cats and kittens spayed/neutered and either adopted them out or released the feral ones. It’s cost us around $15,000, but it is absolutely the right thing to do.

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  10. embees
    May 25, 2018 @ 1:27 pm

    drives around in a vehicle LITERALLY FILLED WITH CATS.
    #goals

    Besides, Paul should know that if you take such good care of the cats, he will be in excellent hands should the time come. Unless he thinks he is less cute than kittens? Which: possible. Hm.

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  11. Cindy Clark
    May 25, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

    OMG. If I lived near you, I would totally take in the tortoiseshell and the orange kittens.
    They are so sweet.
    So is your husband. He is a SAINT. They should clone him.

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  12. Linda
    May 25, 2018 @ 1:44 pm

    Good job! My cat is a stray that I rescued. I was not able to TNR a cat last Fall but fed her, made her a bed outside on my swing and found a group in my area who trapped her, I paid for the vet and then she was fostered and then adopted to a home that promised not to let her be outside ever again. Cats should not be let outside even if they are fixed–they get killed by cars and are prone to getting sick. Please people keep your cats inside just like your dogs!

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  13. Joanne
    May 25, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

    I feel ya! I do tnr in my neighborhood. Sooo many gray cats! 3 that I have officially made my responsibility. Several more who think I’m running a cat B and B. I guess I am.
    Without tnr, we would be drowning in ferals here! As I catch them I try to explain that I am pro choice- it’s my choice to offer them a better life than constantly being pregnant! I was especially happy to tnr the cat who I have named Harvey Weinstein!
    Keep up your good work!

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  14. carolyn
    May 25, 2018 @ 2:02 pm

    I fail to see the issue your husband would have with a car full of cats. We have 7 rescues, most from the Camden County and Burlington County Animal Shelters here in South Jersey. Our kids moved out and we replaced them with cats. Our most recent kitten went into heat yesterday…she just couldn’t wait until her spay appointment next week! Silly girl…now her sister will probably go into heat too. Fortunately, they don’t go outside so there’s no concern about them getting pregnant, but I now understand what caterwauling means! Blessings on you for your TNR work!

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  15. RobynB
    May 25, 2018 @ 2:05 pm

    What is it about feral shorthair grey clones?? The ones here (California) all seem to have yellow-ish eyes, too. Almost 100% of the cats I’ve trapped are either grey clones or black/white shorthairs. Except my Boo, one feral kitten I kept who is a perfect throwback from the crazy Birman breeder that lived in our neighborhood 20+ years ago and apparently let Birman blood somehow enter the feral lines around here. I trapped mama and the kittens, mama was the grey clone and had two black/white shorthairs, one grey/white shorthair, and this fluffy blue eyed sealpoint Birman clone. I socialized the whole litter and still have Boo and one brother. Yay you!!!

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  16. Susan Steadman
    May 25, 2018 @ 2:27 pm

    You are fabulous. You’re my hero.

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  17. Suzanne Forbes
    May 25, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

    I thought it was a splendidly written post! It contained everything I needed plus cuteness plus the excellent part about Paul’s possible future infirmity being overseen by you in your Cat Chalet with your Cat Rockettes and Cat Football Team and Cat Choir.

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  18. Ann
    May 25, 2018 @ 2:59 pm

    Thank you!!!! I had always planned to be a Cat Lady in my old age…but alas, it hasn’t worked out. I have rescued a few in my time, however. It is soul satisfying to see the precious photos of these kittens!

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  19. Linda
    May 25, 2018 @ 3:16 pm

    We just adopted two kittens from our local Animal Rescue League after losing our beloved 16 year old cat. Originally, we planned to adopt just one, but they were having a BOGO free special. Who can say no to that? 2 kittens are 5x more fun!

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  20. Suzanne
    May 25, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

    Hooray for TNR! Where we used to live in Georgia, we trapped and TNR’d at least 16 cats, and fed the whole colony. It was enlightening how hard outside feral cats have it. Our ferals all eventually succombed to being hit by cars, killed by stray dogs and/or coyotes, and FLV. The longest-lived, a mama cat, had her last litter before we managed to trap her, and then abandoned three of the litter at 3 days old. We found them and took them in, and they are now the sweetest set of kits you could ever want. 🙂 Most of that colony were either all white, all black, or tux. There was one all-grey one. Ours are an all-white boy and two all-black girls. <3 We love cats!

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