Volunteers working on the Trap, Neuter and Return project behind WRLH-TV and other businesses on Westmoreland Street in Henrico County had a great night tonight. Here’s Peggy Lynch’s site update for July 13!
“And hand in hand on the edge of the sand
They danced by the light of the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
And just as in the Edward Lear poem The Owl and Pussycat, the cats were out at play this weekend under a hazy summer moon. We trapped 3 young adults Friday and 5 older adults tonight. One of the young adults has let me pet his head through the trap so I think we may be able to work with him. The other are pretty grumpy and out of sorts over the whole trapping experience. The current tally is 26 kittens and 14 adults.
We have identified two locations close to the FOX site where a number of the adult cats charted at the FOX location two weeks ago now appear to have taken up residence. Traps and spotters are now working these two locations in addition to the lots on either side of the FOX parking lot. None of the cats seen tonight in the new locations appear to be ear tipped. So we still have our work cut out for us.
There is still no word from FOX as to why the no trespassing signs were installed. The media has inquired as well but thus far no information has been forth coming. It is our hope that there will be no further disturbance of the original habitat as there are still small kittens in the area that we are now not able to target in the way that would achieve the best result.
If the weather cooperates we hope to trap at least a dozen or more in the coming days.