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Recap: Tuesday, February 16, 2016


General Notes

  • Totally not cat-related, but we got news during the Decker intake that LAPS staffer Lneya is officially engaged. She showed off her new ring on the intake Livestream.

Feral Colony Cats

ferals currently being socialized at/through LAPS as of 2016-02-13 - Eaton and Rio

  • Foster Mom Jules was supposed to come in and pick up newly-arrived kitten Decker for a stay at Hotel Jules. However, once she got there, she was asked (and agreed) to take Eaton and Rio home with her instead. (They had a great room at the shelter, but it’s still a room at the shelter, with all the noise of the people, animals, and ventilation that comes with that.) Jules did a Periscope with them once she got them home and set up in their suite with a view.


  • A small, fluffy tuxedo kitten was brought in to LAPS today.
    • He is an intact male who they think is about three months old. He has a white stripe down his nose like Badger and Eaton, and huge old man eyebrow whiskers and ear tufts.
    • He’s very friendly, alert, and curious. Very sweet. (And cute — I have a weakness for tuxies.) He has no tattoo or microchip.
    • The woman who brought him in had found him under her deck/porch, meowing and alone. He was very smelly (from urine) and she said he’d been like that when she found him. She wasn’t able to keep him so she brought him to LAPS. They don’t know his earlier history, whether he’s someone’s kitten who got loose or if he got separated from his siblings or what. They had to give him a bath before doing his intake — Amy could feel a wormy belly. He took the bath like a champ.
    • He’s a little dehydrated but otherwise pretty good. They blacklighted him and there was no fluorescing so he seems to be ringworm-free. He weighs 1.93 kg (4.25 pounds), which would put him in the 3 to 4 month age range as they estimated.
    • They cleaned his ears, gave him some food that he wolfed down, gave him vaccines, took his temperature, and will give him Revolution once he’s completely dry. They tried to listen to his heart.
    • He’ll be going to cat cottage for now, and then to a foster home for a week or so after that. (They’ve put a call in to Foster Mom Jules.)
  • His intake with Kayla and Amy was broadcast on the LAPS Day in the Life at LAPS Livestream event; you can view the recording there at http://livestream.com/accounts/14083503/LAPSlife/videos/112546779. The intake has also been uploaded to YouTube and you can view that below:
  • Kayla also did a Periscope of his bath during the intake:

TinyKittens HQ:

General Notes

  • Shelly spent part of the day painting in TinyKittens HQ.


  • Shelly says she had some good stretching time in with Cassidy today.

People for Happier Cats/TNR site:

The cams and Livestream feeds

We currently have three live streaming webcams at TKHQ:

  • The Jingle Bell’s Romper Room of Delight stream: Despite the name, this is the stream that is currently on Noelle and Elf (aka NoElf) in their dormitory downstairs.
  • The Feral Recovery Room stream: This, as the name would suggest, is the stream that is on the upstairs room with Satine, Enara, and Tiger.
  • The TinyKittens VIP cam stream: When there are only two (or fewer) rooms of cats/kittens, this stream is usually showing an alternate view of one of the rooms. Wherever it’s pointing at any given moment, this special stream/feed is only accessible for a monthly or annual fee. (Consider it a way to donate to TinyKittens monthly, with the VIP cam feed as a perk.) It is currently offering up an alternate view of NoElf’s room.

Feral Recovery Ward

Current residents:

ferals currently recuperating at TKHQ 2016-02-13 - Satine, Enara, and Tiger

  • Tiger is scheduled to head to his new home on Vancouver Island on Thursday. His humans are already in Langley — they will be taking toys to LAPS tomorrow and picking up Tiger/Buffy on Thursday morning.
  • Shelly and her team have made the decision to return Satine to the feral colony tomorrow. It’s not a decision made lightly, which is why they’ve given her such a long stay in the feral recovery room to see.
    ⇒ Shelly’s PSA about Satine and her return to the colony, from the Livestream chat:
    “The primary goal of the recovery ward is to allow them to recover in a low stress cage free environment. Added bonus finding some that have been receptive to interaction with us, like Enara. We can have the greatest impact in this colony by spaying/neutering, bringing in injured and pregnant ferals, learning as much as possible, and raising awareness and the value of ferals. Trying to force socialization on a cat who isn’t ready is not kind, unless there is a very good reason to do so (injury, unsafe situation at colony, etc). There is no reason to force that on Satine at this point, especially when we have been so successful socializing ferals that want to be socialized at the feeding station where they feel safe. I didn’t make the decision lightly, but it is 100% what is best for Satine at this point. It is also what is best for the injured/pregnant feral we will be able to bring in to take her place. I also think that we can learn something returning her after having established a foundation of positive interaction with her.”
  • The Visits:
    • Suzanne visited.
    • Kimsies visited.
    • Shelly visited in the late afternoon.

NoElf Room

This is the room downstairs where Noelle and Elf are currently residing, on their own while Noelle’s ringworm status is still positive.

  • No updates yet today.
  • The Visits:
    • Suzanne visited.
    • Shelly visited very briefly to fix the cam, which was turned towards the door, and say a quick hi to the girls. She had been painting all morning and was heading out to the feeding station.
    • Kimsies visited.
    • Shelly visited late in the evening.

Kimsies’ pictures and videos at TinyKittens HQ:


Today’s video caps courtesy of Sara (Little Darling):

Tiny Kittens Suzanne visits NoElf

Tiny Kittens Shellys brief visit with NoElf

Tiny Kittens Suzanne’s visit in feral recovery room

Tiny Kittens Kimsie visits NoElf

Tiny Kittens Shellys late night visit with NoElf

[Page last updated: 2016/02/20 at 08:51 PST]

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