Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mr Stumps and Friends

Last night Cosmo and Ling were sitting at the table top that overlooks the back alley, minding their own business, and this new male cat turns up (he started appearing about 3 weeks ago). Cosmo started to shout which got Ling all upset so she started to shout too. So I grabbed Cosmo and yelled for Hubby to grab Ling and we put them in separate rooms. And Whisky in another room. Then I got busy.

Out came the trap and the cans of stinky goodness. I set up the trap with Mr Cat watching my every move.  When I was done, I went back into the house and waited.  Mr Cat was STARVING coz it took less than 5 minutes before he was caught!  Hubby came to help me put the cat into the carrier and then I set the trap again (just for fun) and 10 minutes later, "clink" went the trap.  ANOTHER CAT! I couldn't believe my eyes so I set up the trap again.  30 minutes later, "clink, MEW" and I looked at Hubby in disbelief!  Really?  So now we had 3 strange cats in the house (but NO Mr Black - though he did turn up to sniff at the tuna but ran off when he recognised the trap.  We'll have to work out a plan to catch him with the net)...

Hey! Let me out!
This is Mr Cat aka Mr Stumps (cat #1) who has a limp. Turns out he has no toes on his left hind paw, either from an accident or in the hands of a demented human.  The injury has healed completely and there's some muscle wastage which makes the vet think the injury could be a year old
Here is another view of the toe-less paw compared to his normal paw (it looks like he's just curled his toes down, doesn't it?)
Hungry hungry Mr Stumps!  He had a good appetite but is still very woozy from the sedation so we will keep him for the night before releasing him.  He went to straight to sleep after dinner.  He is a very large cat but rather underweight at the moment
This was Cat #2.  We released him after the vet confirmed he was a castrated male. Oops...heehee.  He showed his disgust and anger by shredding the stack of newspapers I had placed in the carrier.  Sorry Mr Tabby!
Cat #3 was very friendly so we checked it out.  We think it's a spayed female and someone's pet because she's very clean and friendly.  We released her that same night
Ideally, Mr Stumps should be an indoors only cat as being a 3 legged stray can be very tough and challenging.   If anyone would like to give Mr Stumps a home, or know someone who might, please get in touch with me.  Although we'll be releasing him tomorrow, I plan to feed him so hopefully he'll trust me enough to let me get close enough to monitor his well being.

29 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Wow, busy night! Poor Mr. Stumps. We hope he'll stick around for the food--well, food IS a great lure. Better yet would be to have someone adopt him. We also hope the other two haven't been abandoned or dumped and have food and shelter somewhere. Guess you'll find out soon enough, if they hang around!

Well done!

Kjelle Bus said...

Seams like you had one busy night ??!!
Me and mom hope that Mr Stump will stay around and that someone will give him an forever home !!

Remington said...

Poor fellow....bless you for helping him....

Hannah and Lucy said...

You had a very busy night catching those cats - we hope Mr Stumps isn't in pain.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Finn said...

Wow, I hope Mr. stumps is doing alright. Those are sad pics of his paws!

Brian said...

I sure am glad they are getting much needed help!

Kitcaboodles said...

Oh bless him, I do hope that it was something less sinister than human intervention. Looks like your trap was a big success... fingers crossed Mr Black lets his guard down soon :)

Nola said...

Oh I wish I could keep him! Don't think my kitty sister would like that though
Dachshund Nola

Willow said...

Wow that was a very busy time and that must have been some tasty food to get all of them in the cage. Mr. Stumps is a cutey and hope he feels better now with the food and care.

Lucy the Cat said...

Hi There! I missed you too!

Oh, poor Mr. Stumps. You're so wonderful to help these kitties. I really hope they all have homes and I sincerely hope Mr. Stumps gets a good indoor-only home. Simba is a three-legged cat rescued from the streets of Reno, Nevada. He was apparently hit by a car and never received vet care for it.

I know it must be hard to try to help these kitties and to have to release them hoping they're OK. You have a wonderful heart!

m.q said...

great efforts!! we love you!!!

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

Tamago said...

Oh Mr Stumps, poor kitty. Glad he got your help. I hope he will stick around for meal and attention...and hopefully someone will take him home.
Thank you for helping and caring for these kitties. You are wonderful!!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! Good for you for catching 3 cats, even though the 2 were already fixed. Poor Mr. Stumps. We hope you can find someone to give him a good home. In the meantime, bless you for taking care of him!!

BeadedTail said...

Poor Mr. Stumps! We hope someone takes him in so he will be safe. We're so thankful for you for looking after the kitties!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh my Cod--THREE?? You are the Masters of Captures! Hope Poor Mr. Stumps can find a furever home, but he will be happier now, and glad of a reliable meal too. You're the best!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

What a lucky fella to have you rescue him!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

There is never an end to stray cats and dogs is there? I sure wish it was cheaper to spay and neuter the animals. Zoie needs spaying and it is 200 dollars!! We did Tinker and it was 185.00 just a few months later 200.00$$
I wish we could make that much more every few months!!

Gattina said...

I admire what you are doing for these poor cats ! Really !

Avalons Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Mieow, Fankz fur stopping by and visiting us ^..^
Poor Mr. Stumps,,, dat makes da mom furry Angry & Sad to see dat ::shuddering:: Bless You fur taking care ov him and all da others, you are a God send to them :) Purrz they All get Furefur homez, specially Mr.Stumps ^..^

Purrz & Blessings to You ~

Marg said...

WE are so glad the ones that you caught had been neutered and spayed and you caught Stump too. I hope he stays around there to get some food. He probably will be all right as long as he is getting something to eat. Thanks for trapping all those cats. What a busy night. Take care.

rumpydog said...

Good luck finding Mr Stumps a home. We have a rescued male that came to our house so thin that at first we thought he was a female kitten. Come to find out he's an 8-yr old neutered male who since being cared for has turned into an absolutely beautiful cat. We hope he also finds a forever home.

Berts Blog said...

Do you guys have Wings? My Vickie says you must be, because of all the wonderful things you are doing to help out the kitties.

We sure hope Mr. Stumps finds a home. I'll trade you Allred if you want.

bert

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You are the kitties angel!!! Thank you for all you do for the animals!!!!
Thank-you for your kind words about Shawna!! I am so proud of her!!!

Purrfect Haven said...

oh gosh.. what a to-do... we read and thought how wonderful it is you are around doing this, We would take on stumpy if only we could.We are your biggest fans. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Clooney said...

Oh poor Mr Stumps, we so hope he will be okay. We will purr that someone will come forward to give him a loving home.

Au and Target said...

Poor cat. Hope someone comes to offer him a good home.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Mr Stumps is handsome! He's a tabby, OK, and IMHO, all tabbies are handsome/pretty. Oh, there's one tuxie in the house now....sigh.... On behalf of all felines in the world, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. ((((((HUGS)))))) purrr....meow!

Ramblingon said...

Mr Stumps and every other furry could not be more fortunate than it was you. I send my love to you for what you do. xoxoxoxox

Ramblingon said...

and I would give a lot if only I were able to have him.