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i am somewhat new to being a feral cat advocate/caregiver.

in these few years i have been involved i have been able to tnr; 1 beautiful female tuxedo mom (mommie) and her 5 babies, another gorgeous ragdoll mix mom (pretty girl) and her 2 babies, one older (10 year old is what the vet guessed) black and white male (spottie), 2 young (at the time 6-12 months) brothers, one a tuxedo (bootsie) and the other a gray tiger top/all white underside (limpy), a 1-1.5 year old all black male (blackie), and 1 year old male tuxedo (malcolm).

i also have become rather good, if i do say so myself :) , at making shelters for feral cats - new and better insulation, a covered "foyer" area, etc.


oh yeah, i almost forgot to add that i have socialized 2 of them. pretty girl, who is my avatar and spottie, who is now residing with my parents out in the country.
 
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I'm not sure if I qualify or not.
I've never caught a cat myself, but I have worked with a lady who traps ferals in my old neighborhood; I brought a cage and food to a man who had several around his house. I believe they were all fixed except momma. He kept two and gave the other two away.
I also have put out a trap for a feral and her baby in my apartment complex. I never caught her, but did put out food for her in strategic places. I also climbed a tree to try to catch the baby. Sadly I haven't seen either in over a month now. :(
I also almost caught a feral in front on my local Petco. I've still got the scars to prove it.

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Hi, It began with a feral cat who had kittens in my father's back yard. I never knew what happened to the first litter but when I realized she had another litter-I only saw 2 -my dad would go out into the yard and feed her and sit to talk to her but she was very obviously wild. I ended up being able to catch one kitten-it was sick and I took it to the SPCA which is no kill but it died. Then I learned about TNR and I trapped the mother got her fixed and after a couple of months the remaining kitten allowed me to pet and pick her up-she went to the SPCA to be spayed and was socialized for adoption. After that I ended up TNR-ing another female and 2 of her kittens-then another female-now I have 4 fixed and 2 more to trap. They all live safely in our backyard with lots of safe, warm shelters in an enclosed shed porch and basement of a sunporch with lots of cozy beds, plenty of clean water in a heated bowl, wet food twice daily, unlimited dry and flea medicine that mixes in food. There is food and water for any cat who comes by. The first cat I TNR'd was accidently released in the house and has not left-3 years on! We can't touch her but she is fat, happy and content indoors. She loves my dad's cat(we now have 5 indoor cats) 7 ferals outdoors! I do hope people quit dumping their cats but I will always try to TNR any ferals. Our SPCA also gives them their first shots-I don't know how I can continue shots though. I don't think I could trap a cat a second time!
 
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I'm not sure if I qualify or not.
I've never caught a cat myself, but I have worked with a lady who traps ferals in my old neighborhood; I brought a cage and food to a man who had several around his house. I believe they were all fixed except momma. He kept two and gave the other two away.
I also have put out a trap for a feral and her baby in my apartment complex. I never caught her, but did put out food for her in strategic places. I also climbed a tree to try to catch the baby. Sadly I haven't seen either in over a month now.

I also almost caught a feral in front on my local Petco. I've still got the scars to prove it.
You sure qualify in my book! Thanks for helping the cats!

And it's probably never a good idea to try and catch a feral cat with your bear hands (I have similar scars to yours from something very similar
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You sure qualify in my book! Thanks for helping the cats!

And it's probably never a good idea to try and catch a feral cat with your bear hands (I have similar scars to yours from something very similar ;) )
Well, I didn't know at first that she was so feral, she was crying for help under a car and it broke my heart. :bawling: I got within 1 foot of her by opening a can but she seemed hesitant to let me touch her. I trued to scruff her but did it wrong, and she bit down on my hand X___X


Thanks for the badge! :D
 
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Hi, It began with a feral cat who had kittens in my father's back yard. I never knew what happened to the first litter but when I realized she had another litter-I only saw 2 -my dad would go out into the yard and feed her and sit to talk to her but she was very obviously wild. I ended up being able to catch one kitten-it was sick and I took it to the SPCA which is no kill but it died. Then I learned about TNR and I trapped the mother got her fixed and after a couple of months the remaining kitten allowed me to pet and pick her up-she went to the SPCA to be spayed and was socialized for adoption. After that I ended up TNR-ing another female and 2 of her kittens-then another female-now I have 4 fixed and 2 more to trap. They all live safely in our backyard with lots of safe, warm shelters in an enclosed shed porch and basement of a sunporch with lots of cozy beds, plenty of clean water in a heated bowl, wet food twice daily, unlimited dry and flea medicine that mixes in food. There is food and water for any cat who comes by. The first cat I TNR'd was accidently released in the house and has not left-3 years on! We can't touch her but she is fat, happy and content indoors. She loves my dad's cat(we now have 5 indoor cats) 7 ferals outdoors! I do hope people quit dumping their cats but I will always try to TNR any ferals. Our SPCA also gives them their first shots-I don't know how I can continue shots though. I don't think I could trap a cat a second time!
Just wanted to add a warm welcome, since this is your first post here on TCS
It would be great if you could take a few minutes to introduce yourself in our New Cats on the Block forum!
 

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I have always seemed to attract strays and ferals.  But this last year,  I probably could not have done what I have done without the advice and guidance and support of the wonderful friends on this site.

Last November I was asked to take over a colony of 9 cats,  which turned out to actually be 11,  none of which were altered and some were kittens.  The caretaker was moving and I was worried about feeding every day on her property should someone buy her townhouse.  After discussion here,  I decided to bring the youngest cats into my home,  all feral.  I brought 8 into my home,  3 have been adopted out.   There are 2 remaining at the house and have now been welcomed next door,  the neighbor lets me keep a feeding station and heated house and other shelter for them.

I also am involved with a great TNR group and we just completed a project where 30 ferals were living in a junk yard.  We TNR'ed all adults and I took in the kittens last summer-a total of 13.  I sadly lost one of the kittens,  and I still have 3 awaiting adoptions but the remaining kittens were socialized and adopted into wonderful homes.

I have met some wonderful new people because of these beautiful creatures.
 

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I try to catch all the un-tipped community cats I see, to make sure they are fixed & have basic shots. There is a great low-cost clinic in my town that provides sliding scale free to $35 spay/neuter if you live in certain income brackets, and I am on the poor end so all mine are free. Their distemper, FeLV and rabies jabs are $40 altogether so I do that when I can afford to. I am currently working on catching a night phantom who will not come to eat in the daytime!
 
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I started helping Feral Kitties a little over 20 years ago.

We have Fostered and socialized, and found (or given) homes to at least 12 of them.

2 of our 4 current Fosters have recently found their Forever Homes.

Currently I am caring for a small colony and I am nearly finished with the TNR for the newest members.  

I am glad that "Friend of Ferals" was the one that won the vote
 
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I started helping Feral Kitties a little over 20 years ago.

We have Fostered and socialized, and found (or given) homes to at least 12 of them.

2 of our 4 current Fosters have recently found their Forever Homes.

Currently I am caring for a small colony and I am nearly finished with the TNR for the newest members.  

I am glad that "Friend of Ferals" was the one that won the vote
Thank you for caring for these cats in need! Badge awarded :)
 

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I am absolutely a friend of ferals and have rehabilitated and socialized many feral foster kitties. Carma, the organization I foster for deals primarily with ferals, doing mostly TNR, but we also deal with stray and abandoned kitties in need.

 
 
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I am absolutely a friend of ferals and have rehabilitated and socialized many feral foster kitties. Carma, the organization I foster for deals primarily with ferals, doing mostly TNR, but we also deal with stray and abandoned kitties in need.

 
You so deserve this badge, Kailie! And good to have you around again!
 

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I am absolutely a friend of ferals and have rehabilitated and socialized many feral foster kitties. Carma, the organization I foster for deals primarily with ferals, doing mostly TNR, but we also deal with stray and abandoned kitties in need. :heart4:  

KAILIE! HI!!!! :D I second Anne and Laurie!! Good to see you back again!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap:
 

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Hi, i have been taking care of ferals for many years, providing them with food, water, and shelter in a safe haven. Please see my post. Great site keep up the good work !!!!!!

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Hi there!

I  currently have a colony in my yard.  Mommy, Flowerpot Kittie, Sweet girl, Pretty Girl, Shy Baby and Murphy's Brother.  (all have been fixed)

I trap and release ferals/strays that pass thru. (and end up feeding them)!

 There is  dry food on my porch 24/7 and I have many stray cats pass thru and have a meal.  

I have 4 inside babies, Spike and Chloe who showed up on the porch.  Boo, my husband found her treed by dogs while on a motorcycle ride, and Murphy my sweet shy boy, he was one of Mommies feral babies before I FINALLY was able to catch her.  She was a tricky kitty.

Currently there is a Kittie in the garage that is going to the Vet in the morning.  She showed up Friday night and is skin and  bones with a huge sore/hairless spot on her side.  I pray it is not Feline AIDS.  I have taken 2 other stays to the vet/clinic who tested positive for it.  This sweet girl is obviously from a good home, she is declawed (yuck), and has super clean ears.  I am hoping to find her family thru the humane society, if not and she has a clean bill of health I hope to find a home for her.  (My county has a 3 pet rule) ouch!  Over that! 

I also help with a colony at an abandoned bank, I feed them in the PM and also donate $25 to PAWS Atlanta monthly, this is my husbands Christmas present to me!  LOVE him!!!

Yes like many Cat People I carry the 15 pound bag of cat food in the back of my car "just in case"

I am very proud of my CCL status, I inherited it from Dad who always had animals following him, I am sure he is an Angel in heaven taking care of pets everywhere who need some love.

I love, love, love my babies and pray that people will spay, neuter and not go to breeders for pets!
 
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