Saturday 6 November 2021

Nice snapshot of life as a TNR volunteer in San Diego, California, USA

This is a recent Facebook post from Karenna Huangg of Feral Cat Rescue (Helping Feral and Stray Cats). At the time of posting this, Karenna had added her Facebook post about one hour ago. She published a photograph of a dark alley (a good photograph as it is evocative of what life can be like when trapping feral cats to neuter them). She is waiting in this dark alley for a grey tabby-with-white socks to walk inside her trap. She said that he had to be hungry enough to try and get the food but that she had been waiting for 20 minutes and she was finding the experience boring. Totally understandable. Very boring and it must happen a lot.

TNR volunteer photograph of a dark alley while she waits for a feral cat to be enticed by the food in her trap
TNR volunteer photograph of a dark alley while she waits for a feral cat to be enticed by the food in her trap. Photo: Karenna Huangg.

She said:

"Sometimes waiting in the alley until they go inside is sooooo painstakingly boring. Hope this dark grey tabby with white socks goes inside. I saw him by the wooden pole when I first pulled into alley. He must be hungry enough … ugh it’s been 20 min already. 😣"

They do great work which is often unpraised and unrewarded except for the fact that they know they are doing something good. I like these sorts of photographs because they tell us far more than mere words about what it's like to do this kind of voluntary work. They are amazing people who do this because they've got to fit what must be unsocial work (sometimes) around their lifestyles which sometimes can't be easy.

She caught the cat at 11:50 PM and was ecstatic 😄.

ASSOCIATED: 3 volunteers sacked over hot animal shelter.


Note: This is a video from another website. Sometimes they are deleted at source which stops them working on this site. If that has happened, I apologise but I have no control over it.

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