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dreamdoctor

And while at clear the shelter day - donate - a $50 or a $100 isn't that much to me but it will keep an animal in food/meds for quite some time - could literally be the difference between life and death.

"Dude - what did you do with the remote?" Jagg. They had already lopped off the top of the left ear as he was "earmarked" to be a farm cat - he would not have survived. He is a cuddly sweet heart but not that bright. We'll let him out this November so he will come back in quick. We'll let Mao Mao ("Kitty Kitty" in Chinese) out with him to keep an eye on him - he is a wise old soul and puts up with the rambunctious Jagg for a while - then escapes to the outdoors.

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carolkelley

@dreamdoctor, feral are often ear-tipped or earmarked when they are neutered so that they can be easily recognized. They don't need to be re-trapped in a TNR (trap, neuter, return/release) program. Jackson Galaxy has the tipped cats in about half of the drawing in Total Cat Mojo.

I am so glad that Jagg has found a good home with you.

Btw, I don't know if female feral are also tipped. My Daisy wasn't tipped, but she probably wasn't feral either.

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carolkelley - Jagg was part of a I-can't-believe-how-cool-it-is-program. A women's' correctional facility - Mitchelville (sp?) - has inmates that are scheduled for release in-the-not-too-distant-future acclimate the cats to human contact. He must have been feral or close to it - he clawed up the volunteer at the ARL in Des Moines when we went to see cats for adoption. And I still knew he was the right one. He stayed in the bathroom after the door had been opened for two weeks. I would pet him a couple times every day for about fifteen minutes - I'm the only one he lets near him. He loves to be loved but is easily spooked - must have had a hard young life.

Her helped me come up with a saying that describes many types of living beings, "Why do I like to pet some cats? Because they like to be petted."

"Animal" - a title used to dehumanize/legitimize a feeling being. They love, they play, they feel loss and sadness.

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