CatNappers

CatNappers Provides low cost spay and neuter for feral and semi-feral cats in Albany,Georgia and surrounding areas. We exist because people didn't spay and neuter.
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CatNappers is a low cost Trap, Neuter and Return program for feral, abandoned and stray cats. It places the cat back into the neighborhood or environment that it knew and has been living in. We do not remove, we do not relocate.

Mission: Our mission is to help feral, semi-feral, stray and homeless cats, in other words free roaming cats without owners. In addition to spay and neuter, each cat is vaccinated against rabies. We aim, as well, to provide information and education to the community in general and specifically to those in need of help that we can provide.

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The different types of shelters can be very confusing.  Knowing the differences between them and why they are the type o...
12/24/2020
Why I Support "Kill Shelters"

The different types of shelters can be very confusing. Knowing the differences between them and why they are the type of shelter they are is important to the welfare of all the innocent animals who find themselves in any of them. The most important part is knowing that they can't help all of the animals unless you and the community are helping them. But also any area rescue is in need of the same things, not shelters alone, many other organizations need the help just as much in order to continue saving lives and getting them back into homes also. Shelters are important but unfunded rescues need you too.

Should we support "kill shelters"? In this video, I explain the different kinds of animal shelters and what they do, including how open admission/limited adm...

'Twas the Year Our Pets Saved Us: A Chewy Original Poem
12/17/2020
'Twas the Year Our Pets Saved Us: A Chewy Original Poem

'Twas the Year Our Pets Saved Us: A Chewy Original Poem

2020 was a year like no other—but through it all, our pets kept us smiling. So as the year draws to a close, we're honoring the special bond between pets and parents with an original poem.

Lost Cats Georgia
12/12/2020

Lost Cats Georgia

Remember... Hay is for horses and Straw is for Strays!

A very sad day.  :'(
12/10/2020

A very sad day. :'(

With a heavy heart, I have to announce that Henry (you may know him as Henri, le Chat Noir) has passed on at the age of 17. He had developed a problem that was causing a deterioration in his spine and though he was able to be in relative comfort until the end, there was just no path forward since he was only comfortable while immobile. We are grateful that even during this pandemic, we were able to have a doctor safely come to Henry’s home to help him pass peacefully, surrounded by those that loved him.

Henry packed a lot into his years with us. We adopted him from the Seattle Animal Shelter as a kitten, and from day one his regal presence and distinguished personality filled the home. A short film project I made in film school became the first Henri film, and the rest is history. Henry became a best-selling author, a Golden Kitty award winner, and appeared in every year of the Internet Cat Video Festival (now CatVideoFest). It will be tough to make, but I will create a video tribute to Henri (and Henry) for next year’s reel and I will make it available online as well. He also helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars for cats in need around the world. And he did it all from his couch.

I always noted how little Henry had in common with the angst-filled character he portrayed. He was a good natured and happy cat, and as far as I could tell, never suffered a single existential crisis during his life. But as the years went on, I started to realize that it was his imperious stare and the nobility behind his eyes that made Henri work, more than my terrible French and pedestrian piano playing. No one had a problem immediately accepting that this cat was a deep-thinking philosopher. Maybe he actually was. He also liked chin scratches.

Before Henry’s health problems, my mother (and Henry’s actual caretaker) had begun work on a small book of poetry about life with Henry and her other multitude of kitties, including the still living l’Imbecile Blanc. I (ahem, excuse me…Henri) had actually already written the introduction. It will be published soon and we’ve made arrangements for all of the proceeds to benefit animal shelters in our area in his memory. Henry wouldn’t have it any other way.

I know that hearing this sad news will be difficult. But remember that Henri lives on in your memories as well as ours, and in the amusement he brought to all of you. The foremost goal was always to make people laugh! I would encourage all of you to share your favorite Henri video or quote today, because everyone needs a good laugh now more than ever.

Henry, thank you for everything you brought to my life and to the lives of so many people and cats out there. I hope they have Party Mix wherever you are now. So long, brother.

Your Thieving Filmmaker,

Will

C.A.A.  - Cat Addicts Anony-mouse
12/09/2020

C.A.A. - Cat Addicts Anony-mouse

I can relate.  LOL
12/02/2020
Smithsonian Magazine

I can relate. LOL

Mark Twain was far from being alone in his love of cats: many famous nineteenth- and twentieth-century American writers kept and loved cats.

Happy Thanksgiving!  All sporting ear tips!!
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! All sporting ear tips!!

Adams County Community Cats Connections
11/18/2020

Adams County Community Cats Connections

The Cat House On The Kings.com
11/16/2020

The Cat House On The Kings.com

St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach
11/12/2020

St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach

Cat Swag
11/01/2020

Cat Swag

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue
10/28/2020

For Fox Sake Wildlife Rescue

#Raccoons right now are going through many changes to prepare for winter. They’re becoming much more crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk) rather than strictly nocturnal and are developing a strong instinct to forage on high-fat foods and seek shelters. All these changes prepare them “Diet Hibernation,” known more scientifically as torpor.

Torpor differs from true hibernation by being much lighter and much less consistent. Animals in true hibernation sleep for weeks or months at a time and don’t need to eat or drink. Bears can even give birth during hibernation, barely waking up in the process!

Torpor is much less extreme. Raccoons in torpor become much more sluggish than in the warmer months and may spend nearly all their time sleeping, but they still need to eat and drink regularly. While raccoons in the coldest parts of their range may sleep for several days at a time during torpor, they never experience the dramatically slowed metabolism that true hibernators experience. During torpor, some raccoons come out only during the warmest parts of the day to forage for food and will particularly seek denser, richer foods than in the spring and summer. Torpor still accomplishes the same thing as hibernation, though: it enables animals to make it through the lean months with little food.

If you’re one of the many people who can relate to a raccoon’s desire to spend the winter sleeping and coming out only to eat junk food, that’s not a coincidence! We humans have a torpor instinct just like our wild neighbors. We tend to sleep more and gain weight during the winter, and many experts believe that torpor instinct is a major contributor to seasonal depression. These coming months are hard for most creatures, and we’re no exception!

Please be kind to your raccoon neighbors as they prepare for torpor in the coming weeks. Now is a great time to make sure that your attic and crawl space don’t have any entry-points for guests who might mistake it for a winter den. If you see raccoons foraging in the daytime and they appear otherwise healthy, there’s no need to panic and assume they have rabies. They’re just adjusting their habits with the seasons, as nature intended!

Friends of Feral Felines
10/23/2020

Friends of Feral Felines

SNAP 2 IT
10/20/2020

SNAP 2 IT

Never, ever declaw your kitties!!
#Snap2itcats

10/13/2020

Anyone with a nursing mother? Need one for a 2 week old abandoned baby.

Artist Gary Patterson
10/02/2020

Artist Gary Patterson

CatNappers's cover photo
09/23/2020

CatNappers's cover photo

A fellow cat lover is pulling 4 motherless kittens from an apartment complex this evening.  If anyone has leads on rescu...
09/18/2020

A fellow cat lover is pulling 4 motherless kittens from an apartment complex this evening. If anyone has leads on rescue organizations that are accepting kittens, please let us know. If no rescue is found they will be available for adoption in a few week with a spay or neuter contract. Video in comments.

*Update*  We have found a foster for mama and babies!  Thank goodness these babies will have a chance! We need fosters f...
09/10/2020

*Update* We have found a foster for mama and babies! Thank goodness these babies will have a chance!

We need fosters for mama and five babies. They are adorable and mama is super sweet. Babies are curious but have not been around humans enough to be totally comfortable but they are not feral. Mama was someone's cat that most likely was thrown out because she got pregnant. These beautiful babies need a little help from someone to get used to people and ready for adoption. They can be separated if need be and they need to get used to people and ready for adoption and are old enough to be weaned from mama. They have shown up at the home of an 80+ year old woman who can't take care of them and can't have them in her area, it's against HOA rules. There is no place for them to go and they are in a dangerous area. If you can help please contact me.cd

A Tail Of Two Kitties
09/05/2020

A Tail Of Two Kitties

Don't forget to cut the straps! #savewildlife #facemask #covid19

What a horrible way to die.  This isn't safe for area pets, birds or water supply. Just another good reason to get "gree...
09/04/2020
Phosphide Intoxication in Cats & Dogs - CriticalCareDVM

What a horrible way to die. This isn't safe for area pets, birds or water supply. Just another good reason to get "green" rodent control. Barncats or other community cats or semi/unsocial cats around businesses are wonder workers keeping your business free of pests. Many businesses in the area love having them around, they truly earn their keep. Please contact us if you are in need of a greener pest control.

Ingestion of zinc and aluminum phosphide - both found in rodent baits - are highly toxic to cats, dogs, and humans. Learn more here!

Love happy endings!
09/01/2020

Love happy endings!

His mom died, and he was left to wander…

When Mr. Fluffkins showed up at Shane and Becca’s house, he was a scared/hide under the house kind of guy. It took quite a while to gain his trust, but over the months he blossomed. Still a bit skittish, he came to want the pets, loved the food – and his new bed, and the elevated feeding station Shane made for him. He began to follow them around, and look in the sliding glass door… but Becca said “we have 2 cats, and don’t want to bring him in if he could possibly have leukemia”.

In looking for options for this boy, Becca reached out to the CCC to see what we would suggest. While the CCC is not a shelter or rescue, we DO work to help the people who are helping the community cats. We were able to arrange for a neuter/viral test and general health update to help Shane and Becca be able to integrate this boy into their cat family, and surprise… he was already neutered, AND microchipped. And here’s what is so important – tracking down the owners. While the chip company and the shelter where he was chipped only did phone calls to that disconnected phone number, a volunteer was able to use social media to discover this boy’s owner had died, just about the time he showed up at Shane and Becca’s home. Mystery solved, and now this boy can be registered with his new family, knowing they are not keeping someone’s beloved pet.

What a shame this boy was left to wander, trying to survive. Was he put outside by the family when she died? Or had he escaped, and in their time of grieving they gave up looking? His chip was never updated to show he was lost, the phone number never changed. Remember to leave instructions for your friends and family about updating microchip info if something happens to you! And always make an emergency plan for your pets – they are counting on you.

This story has one more remarkable aspect – when tested, Mr. Fluffkins turned out to be FIV+ (a check with the shelter who had adopted him out showed he was negative at the time of adoption, and that was less than a year ago). While Shane and Becca wanted to be sure they did not bring leukemia into their home, they were happy to hear FIV+ cats can mix with FIV- cats without issues. A careful introduction has shown their boy has NO desire to upset the status quo – and the girls were a bit miffed, but with no bad interactions their on their way to a happy ever after for all. Mr. Fluffkins has gone from being homeless and hopeless to living with love and kindness. No more staring in the sliding glass door for him – these days, he’s on the inside looking out.

She's improving every day.  Here she is looking just a little bit prissy yet relaxed, just chillin'. LOL.  I'm hoping th...
08/29/2020

She's improving every day. Here she is looking just a little bit prissy yet relaxed, just chillin'. LOL. I'm hoping that when she's fixed and in her foster home or her forever home (whichever comes first) that she will turn into nothing but a priss. She deserves it! She's far too young and far too little to have suffered as she has in her short life. I hope it will turn out to be a wonderful life for her.

A little more subdued today,  but still doing very well.  Best we can hope for!
08/23/2020

A little more subdued today, but still doing very well. Best we can hope for!

She had her surgery today and she was a very big girl!  Bless it, she's so brave.  She was unhappy most of the afternoon...
08/22/2020

She had her surgery today and she was a very big girl! Bless it, she's so brave. She was unhappy most of the afternoon, rightfully so. Sedation, surgery and losing a leg doesn't make for the best day. But she's handling it well and will soon learn how to manage without the leg. She did it once, she can do it again! It's just going to take some time. But so far so good!

Her surgery is scheduled for Friday.  It couldn't be done today.  Just too many other surgeries today,  but that's ok, i...
08/19/2020

Her surgery is scheduled for Friday. It couldn't be done today. Just too many other surgeries today, but that's ok, it will just give her a better chance to get stronger. ❤

I haven't had time to update on this baby.  We still haven't settled on a name.  Sorry,  it seems we just haven't come a...
08/18/2020

I haven't had time to update on this baby. We still haven't settled on a name. Sorry, it seems we just haven't come across the perfect one just yet but we will. She's unsure and and wants me to go thru a few more. I'll give her some more days for this. As it is she'll be recovering from surgery and won't really care. The leg, unfortunately, has to come off, it isn't healing as it should. She's gained the necessary weight and is doing very well otherwise. She is learning that she's safe, that I'm not a monster after all and maybe it's not so bad here. Emphasis on maybe, at this point. She had a moment and licked my hand, surprising both of us! She's coming around! Her surgery may happen later this morning if there is enough time. Otherwise Thursday more than likely. I'll let you know as soon as i know. Prayers that she's strong enough, healthy enough and has no complications.

She is a miracle, she's a fighter! Can you imagine the life of this little critter, you won't believe how she's even ali...
08/09/2020

She is a miracle, she's a fighter! Can you imagine the life of this little critter, you won't believe how she's even alive! She was first seen behind TJ Maxx and I looked for her several times. When I couldn't find her I figured I wasn't finding her because she must have died. I was told she had only part of a leg, that it looked like something had chewed or torn it off. I hated to give up but it was simply impossible to find her. Fast forward a month...She was seen at Wendy's on Dawson Road trying to get to the dumpster. And that was NOT going to happen, look at the size of her. If you go by there check out the size of that thing. This tiny thing and I mean tiny, crossed Old Dawson Road on a stump of a leg and has lived to tell! But barely, if she hadn't been sighted she would have died by now. Full of infection from the lost portion of her dirty, smelly torn off leg, roundworms, hookworms, coccidia and Leukemia, not to mention dehydration and starvation. But we are changing all that. She's being treated and will undergo a surgery to either amputate a portion of the leg or pull the skin over the portion that is left and sew it up if she is that lucky. She is so very tiny and she is nothing but bones and some skin. She has to gain weight and get healthy enough to undergo the surgery. I have no idea what she was existing on but she wasn't getting much of anything. Absolutely no nourishment whatsoever. Perhaps bugs, maybe paper scraps in the parking lot I have no idea but that's over. And it's possible since she's just a baby that she can outgrow the Leukemia, we will test her again after she's shed all the parasites, overcome the infection that has run through her body for well over a month, and gained enough weight to be out of danger. I shudder every time I think of how in the world this tiny thing got across Old Dawson Road on that stump. The traffic there is horrible, it must have been in the night. Can you imagine? Please keep her in your prayers. She needs all that she can get. I'll keep you updated on her progress and let you know when she is well enough and nears surgery. And in the meantime I will be searching for a name. She needs a BIG name, for her fighting spirit and her HUGE will to live! How did she even survive in this condition? Probably to make someone a wonderful companion. Feel free to offer suggestions for her name, I just haven't found the right one yet.

UPDATE**  KIttens have a fabulous foster!  And we hope that they will get well soon.***   We desperately need someone  t...
08/07/2020

UPDATE** KIttens have a fabulous foster! And we hope that they will get well soon.*** We desperately need someone to help with 4 beautiful kittens who are, without a doubt, going to go blind without some temporary care. This is a short term foster to help get these babies well and we can return them to their home OR get them well enough to get fixed and adopted. They can not stay where they are because they are not getting and will not get the help they need. Neither of us have the room to take care of them right now. (Over full with other crisis cats) Without someone to step up and help us temporarily we can't help these poor babies and they face a life of only God knows what out there, and blindly. Is there anyone willing, they need someone desperately. It will involve cleaning their eyes several times daily and to administer antibiotics.

06/24/2020
Toronto Street Cats
06/01/2020

Toronto Street Cats

Friends of Feral Felines
05/27/2020

Friends of Feral Felines

Catty Cat Catuary
05/25/2020

Catty Cat Catuary

CatNappers's cover photo
05/03/2020

CatNappers's cover photo

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PO Box 71203
Albany, GA
31707

General information

Trap, Neuter and Return has proven successful in reducing the numbers of feral (undomesticated) cats that are living on the streets. The only way to control the numbers is to reduce the possibility of breeding. For each cat killed many more are having babies daily. Common sense can tell you those numbers don't add up. If trap and kill, as has been the common method of dealing with this problem, worked we wouldn't have the numbers of feral cats that we now have today. Humane societies, since their inception, have used this method of trap and kill and the problem is worse than ever. The most humane and sucessful strategy is TNR, Trap, Neuter and Return. ADOPTIONS: Our adoption applications are designed to ensure that we are finding the best homes for our cats. Each has already been fixed and are up to date on necessary shots. Our adoption fess are $75.00. The questionaire is designed to make sure that we are matching each family with a cat that is best suited for them and to address any problems there might be. We do vet checks to ensure that the cats will be cared for after the leave our care. We don't have a shelter so these cats are presently in homes and are receiving the best care we can provide, we want to make certain that that will be maintained because each one is important to us, we've got a lot of time, love and money invested in each cat in our care. Our cats are important to us and we want them to be important to you as well. You can fill out an application for a cat by going to our website and filling out the application. WWW.thecatnappers.org

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This is why over 75% of the population of cats that go into the shelter here are put to sleep and not re-homed. How is a cat doing what a cat was born to do harming the environment?
My parents have a mama cat who took up residence in their yard. They haven't fed her or anything. She must hunt. My mom is very allergic to cats. Now there are kittens, too. I don't live locally to help her remove them. She lives out Graves Spring Rd in Leesburg. Can your organization help?
Is there anyone out there who might foster 4 little kittens? My grandson took my truck home with him and he called to tell me there were 4 kittens in the bed. He brought them back to me but the mother has not come to get them. I have been feeding them with the replacement milk. 2 will eat but the other 2 will not. They also have matter in their eyes. I am so afraid they will die since I don't know what to do for them. The vets won't take them and I don't want to take them to the Humane Society. Please give me some input..........thanks.
We have lost our 16 year old cat before the storm Wednesday January 23. Please take a minute if you are in the area of West Doublegate and Marlow look to see if our Stripes is there.
Relaxing...
These kitties are SUPER URGENT, the shelter is full and they have pledges but need someone to come and save them!!! https://www.facebook.com/UrgentCatsofTiftCountyAnimalShelter/photos/a.2053368118238952/2167878526787910/?type=3&theater&ifg=1
please get in touch with me concerning a cat marla burley thanks
ISO a kitten. Maine Coon mix. Please share my post. My house has been without a pet for long enough. This is the color & markings I’m looking for,
Ok the other day I was talking with someone on here about how people keep dropping of cats in my ally. How you need to catch fix and release back. I did this last year. Well now I have two moms and seven babies. Husband went out to feed and now there is a silver tabby that was not has not been there. To those that drop these babies off. Please do it else where. That's bad to say but my anxiety over all these babies is through the roof! There is nothing I can do but water and feed. Just recently my baby of just 4 years has past. I have a vet bill already. This go around I can not fix and release. My only option is to feed water and pray for them. So prayers needed for all these beautiful babies! Thanks
Thank You & God Bless You For All you do for the fur babies. If people only knew what you did , they would not mind donating. I look at it this way. I never wanted cats,but people just dropped them off at my house. People tell me they will kill the,Well, that is against the Law if they are not on your property. Also,they keep snakes away, rats, others things that craw, move,lol. I have come to respect them. And Yes Love Them. And will hurt you over my fur babies. If you get them fixed, you will have a Life Long Friend. That means a lot more than the money you will spend to get them fixed. Just Saying ! Kim Renfroe Alford God Bless you.I would take them if I did not have so many. Thanks Mitch...
I wanted to see if it was possible for your organization to help a litter of four kittens and their mother in Dougherty County. They all appear very healthy and one of the residents is threatening to call animal control. She states she doesn't care if they euthanize them. 🙁 I have donated baked goods to raise funds for this group before and will be glad to do so again. I also make jewelry if we could sell that to help. If you can help or know someone than can please message me. Thank you in advance.