Sorry this is so long!
First I have to say how upset I am this morning!
I went out to feed everybody and Midnight and the kittens are gone! I heard a noise last night and I opened the back door and the raccoon that visits was there so maybe that has something to do with it. I have been leaving him/her food so that he won't bother the kittens but maybe something happened to scare them. I will keep checking through the day. Midnight has taken them on trips before, but she always comes back...But that's why I want them in a home with a chance to get adopted.
I am in the Massapequa area. I already e-mailed AllAboutSpayneuter but I haven't gotten a response. I figured that they are overwhelmed at the moment. (As everybody is...) I am going to e-mail them again. I know that it says that they specialize in catching the ferals (Not necessarily fostering) and I do need that help with Midnight, but I think I can catch the kittens. Yesterday I was almost able to pick one up. I hope that didn't scare them!
I have a trap I use and I was caught up with my colony except for Midnight. I have written about her in other posts- She seems to be extremely intelligent and just won't go in the trap. When she is not taking care of any babies she just comes to eat and then leaves. She is not one that permanently stays in our yard. That's what makes it so difficult. She is gone alot and then shows up pregnant and eating a ton. Then disappears for a while and comes back thinner. So then I don't catch her because she is feeding kittens somewhere. And it doesn't help that she has her kittens somewhere else and then only brings them to my yard when they are 6-7 weeks old and ready to eat. If she had them in my yard I could catch them much more easily when they are young!
I do have rubbermaid shelters out there with straw. They get fed twice a day and occasionally get some turkey and lots of treats. My colony is spoiled!
overwhelming. Especially when you are so close to having them all spayed/neutered except for just one cat and then have to keep starting all over again! I believe I am doing all the right things, I just can't catch Midnight.
Thanks for all your help and encouragement! I will keep you all posted.