Where do all the cats go when they get out of the house and don't come back? Many lost cats enter a cat colony (a group of cats living together, as in nature) that is being fed by a neighbor who leaves food out, or a local rescue person who has secret feeding locations for feral cats. Feral cats are wild and untouchable. They are descendents of domestic cats but are born without human contact.
The pretty diluted calico cat we call Margery joined a feral cat colony when she became lost and walked right up to her rescuer who was feeding the colony. Feral cats just would not do that.
Margery was one of the lucky ones; she was taken to a nice warm environment and now has been moved to a foster family in Newport Beach to await a permanent home.
Since her rescue she wants to stay close, and nowhere near the front door. Margery likes to play with shoe laces and prefers not to be disturbed from her favorite sleeping place: the bed.
Call (949) 759-3646 to meet our rescue dog Melody, cats or kittens, or visit us this weekend at the Fashion Island pet adoption event sponsored by Russo's Pet Experience, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Find Help Fast If You Lose Your Cat: We have a protocol for success in finding your lost cat on our website www.animalnetwork.org — click "Lost & Found."
Last week we were thankful to receive $725 for our general fund. We have received $4,522 toward our New Year's goal of $10,000, however, the necessary costs of pet food, vet supplies and veterinarian costs superseded the gracious intake of donations.
If you haven't donated yet, please consider mailing your check today to Community Animal Network, P.O. Box 8662, Newport Beach, CA, 92658 and memo your check "Help Local Animals" non-profit tax ID 33-0971560.