We Will Sleep Next Week

Every night for the past week the TIP Trapping team has been strategically targeting specific areas of Molokai, talking to the community, letting them know that they will be trapping that night and then returning to set the traps after dark.12109160_1036962233022800_4158493457778798583_n

They then systematically bait and trap the cats and start ferrying them up to the Humane Society in trucks. They do this until about 3 am! They set the cats up at the Humane Society so that when the Medical Team arrives at 7 am, they can get started with surgery. The trappers are out at night most of the night doing incredible work! The Molokai HS staff are often part of both teams and we just don’t know when or if they sleep at all…..thank goodness the Molokai coffee is the best!

Our 2 teams share a house, we leave notes for one another, food for one another and beds as we rotate the day and night shifts. This is hard core and not easy to do so please join me in thanking everyone for their enormous efforts and huge hearts to help ALL species who live on Molokai.

We will sleep next week

2 Responses to We Will Sleep Next Week

  1. Mike Willinsky 3rd November 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    Amazing work everyone!!! Thank god you arrived to help!

    As you know, except for Lanai, all of the Hawaiian islands have a serious and tragic cat problem on their hands. This has been ongoing for centuries. Mark Twain has a famous quote about all of the Maui feral cats he encountered on his many visits. The fact that you have come to help and will keep coming is astounding!

    As a hard core Maui colony Caretaker for 9 years (over 4 hours and 3 miles of hiking every single night, including Halloween and my birthday tomorrow)…

    I TRULY APPLAUD YOUR GREAT EFFORTS AND AM SO VERY GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOUR TIRELESS, AND MOSTLY THANKLESS WORK. YOU ARE MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN SO MANY DESPERATE LIVES.

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

    Sincerely,
    Mike Willinsky
    808-344-6999
    Mauicat7@yahoo.com

    • Elisabeth 3rd November 2015 at 11:34 pm #

      Have fun and hope y’all get some sleep!

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