Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232622

    Kitten Rescue Operation

    So at our new place I've got an old grainery, that is connected to a shop.

    For the past week or so, one of my barn cats has had her kittens (about 4 weeks old) in a corner on the second floor of the grainery. The grainery is old and rickety, but still structurally sound. Tonight I went out to take some pictures of our kittens.

    I only located one, but could hear the others. I started nosing around and found a hole in the floor, directly above the shared wall between the shop and grainery. Three of the kittens fell through the hole, and down into the wall (about 8 feet). They were uninjured, but obviously trapped. A 4th kitten fell down the other side of the 2x4 in the wall.

    My dad arrived to help me put a winch on my 4 wheeler and I told him that needed to be put on hold, as we had a rescue operation to conduct.

    Unfortunately, my antiquated grainery took the brunt of our operation. The wall between me and the group of three kittens was a large panel of plywood. I was able to pop it off and liberate the kittens. The 4th kitten wasn't so easy. He/She was behind several 1x6's that were notched and grooved, and slid into each other. We had to measure the height and width to approximately where the kitten was, and cut a hole in my wall with a skil saw. The 4th kitten was successfully rescue at this point and reunited with the others. The 5th kitten (the only one that didn't fall down the hole) was also placed with the others on the FIRST floor.

    I've done some research and apparently momma cat won't abandon them due to any human odors, and as long as they're close to where they belong, she'll care for them as she would have had they not fallen down the hole. But just in case, I'll be checking on them tomorrow to make sure. If she doesn't come back I'll fix them up with a bottle and some milk replacer.

    Either way it was kinda fun, and I wanted to share.



    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  2. #2
    pgg's Avatar
    pgg
    pgg is offline Damnit, I'm hungry again.
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    06-16-08
    Location
    Fled the Emerald Triangle
    Posts
    10,994
    Rep Power
    4007680
    Awesome

    PS did you get the winch put on? I put one on my bronco in a parking lot while waiting for someone once
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud

  3. #3
    Wolven's Avatar
    Wolven is offline Major
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    10-06-07
    Location
    Heaven on Earth
    Posts
    4,061
    Rep Power
    1322607
    Good for you! Cute, cute, cute

    Now go get mama cat spayed!!!!!! And the kittens too!!!!!(Public servant announcement)
    Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr

  4. #4
    Jenna's Avatar
    Jenna is offline sheep
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Join Date
    06-11-06
    Posts
    24,374
    Rep Power
    4817857
    Awwww!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolven View Post

    Now go get mama cat spayed!!!!!! And the kittens too!!!!!(Public servant announcement)
    Or you could just let them multiply and become a crazy cat gentleman!

  5. #5
    Wolven's Avatar
    Wolven is offline Major
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    10-06-07
    Location
    Heaven on Earth
    Posts
    4,061
    Rep Power
    1322607
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Awwww!



    Or you could just let them multiply and become a crazy cat gentleman!
    YIKES! So many animals are put to death each year because they dont have a home
    Never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr

  6. #6
    Buttercup's Avatar
    Buttercup is offline Thrives in sunshine
    Supporting Member Lvl 1
    Join Date
    04-29-06
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    18,093
    Rep Power
    4329091
    That is great, jmur!!




  7. #7
    2 Blue 4 U's Avatar
    2 Blue 4 U is offline Retired NYPD
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    06-07-08
    Location
    Bronx,NY
    Posts
    2,280
    Rep Power
    483428
    Good Job!

    Try to find out if there are any TNR programs in your area, if so you can have all of them spayed or neutered at no cost. You can also take a course to get certified to TNR, once you receive the certification you can bring them to the ASPCA or Humane Society yourself. I was able to take the course for free but from what I understand you can take it online as well for a small fee. Check with your local humane society or pet groups for more info, I know it is a national program Here is the NY number for the mobile spay clinic, maybe they cab give you your local contact info. Number is 877 772-9692

    http://www.officerresource.com/forums/signaturepics/sigpic5657_1.gif
    Liberty & Justice For All!

  8. #8
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232622
    Thanks everyone!!

    And a quick update -

    I checked last night, and once today, and momma cat is back with her kittens. And I saw her nursing them both times. They're now in a penned area (momma can get in and out, but the kittens can't) with NO holes in the floor.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  9. #9
    BigDawg's Avatar
    BigDawg is offline K-9 Officer
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    06-15-06
    Location
    So. Florida
    Posts
    5,312
    Rep Power
    1659729
    Looks like they will make some good moving targets in a few months!!!!!











    Yea I know im sick!!











    Good Job!
    "An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper


    Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!

    "Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it."
    -Ronald Reagan


    " I believe that forgiving them (Terrorist) is God's function. OUR job is to arrange the meeting."
    General Norman Schwartzkopf

    Not all Muslims are Terrorists, but all Terrorists are Muslim.
    (author unknown)


    The statements posted by BigDawg DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, or procedures of the author's employing agency. These statements are the personal opinions of BigDawg only, thereby releasing my agency of any liability, or involvement in anything posted under the user name of BigDawg. The opinions expressed by BigDawg are protected by the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. BigDawg’s messages are intended to invoke thought and discussion among the "Officer Resources" forum community and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the author. BigDawg’s posts and any attachments are intended for an adult audience (18+) and may contain strong language, sexual content, nudity, violence, and may be graphic in nature. Some material may be considered offensive; reader discretion is advised. Please note that many of BigDawg’s posts are intended for entertainment value only. BigDawg’s posts are not intended to be used where prohibited by law. Furthermore, BigDawg's posts, and any attachments, may contain information covered by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. 2510-2521, and is confidential and proprietary in nature. If you are not the intended recipient, please be advised that you are legally prohibited from retaining, using, copying, distributing, or otherwise disclosing this information in any manner.

  10. #10
    pgg's Avatar
    pgg
    pgg is offline Damnit, I'm hungry again.
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    06-16-08
    Location
    Fled the Emerald Triangle
    Posts
    10,994
    Rep Power
    4007680
    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    Thanks everyone!!

    And a quick update -

    I checked last night, and once today, and momma cat is back with her kittens. And I saw her nursing them both times. They're now in a penned area (momma can get in and out, but the kittens can't) with NO holes in the floor.
    You failed to answer the other question. What about the winch?
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud

  11. #11
    Darin's Avatar
    Darin is offline I'm sooooo gonna score
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Mid Atlantic area
    Posts
    1,083
    Rep Power
    2186973
    Not to hi-jack your thread but I had a kitty rescue myself.

    http://apbweb.com/forums/last-nights...59/#post523928


    I have a pic of it just after it's eyes finally opened. Need to upload it.

  12. #12
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232622
    Quote Originally Posted by Darin View Post
    Not to hi-jack your thread but I had a kitty rescue myself.

    http://apbweb.com/forums/last-nights...59/#post523928


    I have a pic of it just after it's eyes finally opened. Need to upload it.

    You were my inspiration for my rescue! haha

    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    You failed to answer the other question. What about the winch?
    I actually realized that about 20 minutes after I posted the update....but was to lazy to come back and update it further.

    The winch is mounted but I haven't wired it yet. We needed to fab a plate for it because the "universal" mount was junk. If we put the mount in first, we couldn't get the winch on. And if we put the winch on the mount, none of it would fit in. It is meant to go inside the front of the pushbumper on my 4 wheeler, so it's a tight squeeze. It's a real bastard.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

  13. #13
    Ducky's Avatar
    Ducky is offline Enforcer General
    Supporting Member Lvl 3
    Join Date
    12-05-05
    Location
    Handbasket, enroute to somewhere hot.
    Posts
    11,108
    Rep Power
    7439165
    Quote Originally Posted by Darin View Post
    Not to hi-jack your thread but I had a kitty rescue myself.

    http://apbweb.com/forums/last-nights...59/#post523928


    I have a pic of it just after it's eyes finally opened. Need to upload it.
    We non-squirrels can't see it
    \\
    ` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
    `` ` ` ` (3--(____)
    "...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtN1YnoL46Q


  14. #14
    pgg's Avatar
    pgg
    pgg is offline Damnit, I'm hungry again.
    Verified LEO
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    06-16-08
    Location
    Fled the Emerald Triangle
    Posts
    10,994
    Rep Power
    4007680
    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    You were my inspiration for my rescue! haha


    I actually realized that about 20 minutes after I posted the update....but was to lazy to come back and update it further.

    The winch is mounted but I haven't wired it yet. We needed to fab a plate for it because the "universal" mount was junk. If we put the mount in first, we couldn't get the winch on. And if we put the winch on the mount, none of it would fit in. It is meant to go inside the front of the pushbumper on my 4 wheeler, so it's a tight squeeze. It's a real bastard.
    I used a warn mounting plate for mine, it was made for my model atv. I didn't like the switch the winch came with so I swapped it out for a rocker switch I put on the handle bars of my atv. The winch on my bronco I put on my front bumper
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
    delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
    promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
    holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
    possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'

    “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud

  15. #15
    Darin's Avatar
    Darin is offline I'm sooooo gonna score
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Mid Atlantic area
    Posts
    1,083
    Rep Power
    2186973
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    We non-squirrels can't see it
    http://apbweb.com/forums/general-top...71/#post525249


    My bad......its a done deal.

  16. #16
    jmur5074's Avatar
    jmur5074 is offline Moderator
    Premium Lifetime Member
    Verified LEO
    Site Moderator
    Join Date
    12-04-05
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    9,051
    Rep Power
    6232622
    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I used a warn mounting plate for mine, it was made for my model atv. I didn't like the switch the winch came with so I swapped it out for a rocker switch I put on the handle bars of my atv. The winch on my bronco I put on my front bumper

    Mine has a rocker switch to mount on the handlebars too.
    No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13

    "The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".

    We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~
    The opinions, beliefs, and ideas expressed in this post are mine, and mine alone. They are NOT the opinions, beliefs, ideas, or policies of my Agency, Police Chief, City Council, or any member of my department.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •