This morning was busy but great for Almerimar Strays. Nicola and I took Mimi to Miguel, where she has been spayed, blood tested and injected ready to go to Germany. She is now back at Nicola’s in a big cage, and amazingly is letting us stroke her. She does look very nervous but I think over the next couple of weeks she may respond more to Nicola, and learn that it is ok for humans to touch her. She knows Pam and I because we have been feeding her for most of her life, but she has always hated touching. We will see.
Meanwhile Monty is still hiding at Pam’s but has let her stroke him and is eating well. He will go to our vet on Monday for his vaccinations.
Good news is that I was able to speak to Karyn and there is no problem with these 2 traveling with one lot of vaccinations instead of 2, as their new owner is happy with this. They will therefore definitely be able to travel on July 10th. I think I have also got agreement from Karyn that we can have enough box space so that 7 of our kittens can travel too. Last night I had more good news from Germany. They now have people interested in Xabi, Mausi & Mizi, Caesar & Tiger, Cassie and little ginger Chivers. Good marketing, videos and photos, although time consuming, definitely do work. This is the perfect scenario, in that all the cats that travel will be going direct to their new final homes and not to foster homes.
While we were waiting for Mimi, Nicola and I went to help clean litter trays at Gisela’s. We discussed Big Beau with her, our one remaining cat in Calle Alcor, and she will take him as a ‘holding’ strategy until I can find a foster home here.
We are keen to catch him quickly for a number of reasons: Firstly he seems a lovely, gentle cat, and I think he will scrub up well and be rather handsome. We also are trying to reduce the number of feeding areas as part of our overall plan, and this would enable us to close down the Calle Alcor buffet. More urgently Nicola spotted what looked very much like poison pellets in some meat put out for the cats SO it appears the Spaniards have finally lost patience with the cats and are trying to solve the Calle Alcor problem like the animal haters a lot of them are. I am hoping Beau is not stupid enough to eat this but I am very glad we have Monty and Mimi safe inside, and we DO need to try and rescue Beau urgently now.
More news soon.