Well, it feels like I'm shuttering the rescue shop for the winter and just tying up the loose ends so I can focus on taking care of my ferals. Even though it was cold and damp yesterday I fed 17 mouths, and need to get them through the winter.
Great news about Chloe, who was living in the woodlot. She has found a forever home, what a turn for the better her life has taken.
At Maria's, my big TNR project for the year, after 8 months of trapping, we have TNRed 18 adults and rescued 19 kittens. Only one female remains to trap. I would really love to get her before the winter but trapping gets more challenging at this time of the year. It gets dark so early and soon it will just be too cold.
I'm kind of glad to be closing up shop for the season, and I think (or so I say now) that I will have to seriously scale things back rescue wise next year. I never wanted to deal with tame rescues in the first place, the reason I got involved with feeding ferals is that they don't need homes, I find that very stressful, and emotionally and financially draining so I hope to return to my roots with an occasional detour.