Your Afternoon Animal Fix

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.

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“Quatorze (meaning 14 in French) is a 13-year-old mutt from Guinea, now residing in Park View. Together she and I (April) celebrate our birthdays together on April 14 as she appeared to me 13 years ago on my bday, a lost pup in the middle of nowhere.

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She just got her hair done for her bday from the awesome local grooming service Sniffs and Wiggles. Took dog years off her!”

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“Purrsey thinks he’s a hot dog!”

Cats for Popville

6 Community Cats Need Our Help

There are six community cats currently living in Shepherd Alley where the new Marriott project will be built, and the old buildings where they live are about to be demolished. So these elderly, semi-friendly cats are in imminent danger and need to find safe outdoor homes. Do you or anyone you know have a garage, shed, and/or outdoor space where a couple of cats could safely live? These cats have been well cared for by members of the community for many years, and some are quite elderly. They will be good company for you, and provide pest control in exchange for shelter, food and water.

These alley cats are part of our community. Caretakers all over the city provide for managed colonies of outdoor cats, they live out their lives without reproducing — and help reduce the rat population in our alleys. If you’re interested in a pair of cats, or could add to your current colony, please consider the cats being displaced from Shepherd Alley, because their home will soon be a huge construction pit.

Volunteers would work with you on the cats’ relocation to your area. They would need to be confined for a period of about 3-4 weeks so they can adjust to their new surroundings. We will update their medical care and shots prior to setting them up in their new locations, and help you with their transition. There are some additional photos on Flickr, https:[email protected]/sets/72157667347312746

If you can help, please contact Kristin Roe at [email protected] Thanks so much!”

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  • Linc Park SE

    Happy Birthday! To Quatorze and owner – great story of how you met 🙂

  • Quatorze was such a cute pup! No wonder you had to give her a home. Who could resist that puppy belly!

  • In case anyone else was unfamiliar with Shepherd Alley: It’s between 9th and 10th and L and M.

    • Thanks, textdoc! Yes, the cats are located very near the Convention Center, and construction / demolition will begin soon, so we’re trying to get them out of the way before they run into traffic, etc. Any help Popville’s great readership can give will be much appreciated. The cats’ primary caregiver is a nice woman who really can’t handle the relocation, so several neighbors are trying to help. Thanks all!

  • Quatorze your baby picture makes me smile so much!
    I hope the kitties find new homes ASAP!

  • The community cat story breaks my heart! I live in a studio apartment so not sure what I can do to help but if anyone has any ideas or wants to make a separate post about this I am all for it!

    • What broke my heart: a nest of baby catbirds low in my fig tree (6′) killed by an alley cat.
      Not heartbreaking but disgusting: seeing an alley cat spraying urine on my tomato plants.

  • Regarding the community cats: Please contact Alley Cat Allies! They are an amazing local non-profit and are experts at anything feral cat related. They would love to help relocate this cat colony.

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