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Kaden is a feral cat with a severe tail injury.




At recent TNR (trap-neuter-return) clinic we had a visit from Kaden, a black feral cat who had been trapped by Pat Hicks.


Pat had been seeing Kaden around her workplace for several months and was worried about the coyotes she had seen in the area. She also noticed that Kaden had blood at the end of his tail and was concerned that he would develop a life-threatening infection if he wasn't treated soon. She attempted to trap him several times, but Kaden, being a smart black cat, evaded the trap.


Finally, Pat was able to trap Kaden and began looking for a veterinarian to care for his injured tail and to get him neutered to prevent overpopulation. She contacted several veterinarians, but they quoted as much as $2,000.00 to neuter and fix Kaden's tail, which she couldn't afford. This was when she contacted Stray Paws, worried about Kaden's health.


Stray Paws had Kaden's tail checked by our veterinarian who determined that amputation was the best course of action. Kaden was neutered and his tail was removed to prevent him from dying of an infection. Pat was relieved and expressed her gratitude for Stray Paws' low-cost spay/neuter clinics.


Kaden is now back at Pat's house and will not be returned due to the large amount of coyotes in the area where he was trapped. Pat plans to continue to work with him in hopes that one day he will be more tame.

Stray Paws strives to provide humane care for all animals that visit our Spay Shuttle. Without the help of Pat and Stray Paws surgery, Kaden's tail would have likely caused him severe infection, which could have killed him.


Spaying/neutering is the only solution to end cat overpopulation and stop cats like Kaden from being severely injured and dying on the street. If you would like to help us continue our mission of TNR (trap-neuter-return). Consider donating today.



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