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mani

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It's awesome that this site supports the helping of strays and other feral cats. We rescued a stray/feral (living at my Grandmother's. My Grandmother must be magic because she tamed her.) as well as 3 kittens. We rescued them all at different times. 1 kitten about 5-6 years ago. He is no longer with us.. :sniffle:
We took another in about 4 years ago and he is a happy outdoor cat who roams all over our 20+ acres as a friendly barn kitty, and another who is a permanent indoor cat due to the fact that she is extra small and somewhat fragile. Still just as playful though. :redheartpump:
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I'm so glad there are so many other helping all those lost kitties! :redheartpump:
C CaramelKitty that's wonderful. Of course one of the best things we can do is spay or neuter, and I'm thinking that is a part of your care? :)
 
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I don't know if I would qualify, but I'll give it a go :D
My family and I have rescued and/or tamed 5 strays/ferals- one lived under our house, two we adopted from a woman's apartment parking garage, a kitten who was living in somebody's garage, and one who started hanging around to get fed. We have also found homes for a litter of kittens who were living with their mom (whom we adopted) under the house.
Hi BellaGooch.. Lovely to hear what you have been doing with our feral friends. I believe from your posts that spaying and neutering is a part of your care, which is wonderful.
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I would say technically my work with feral cats began about 2 1/2 years ago when I had just moved to a new location and started a new job. There were 2 black kittens and an older black cat in our work rest area. I was told the black momma has been coming there for years having kittens that usually didn't have a good outcome. I started feeding those black kittens and one was fairly friendly it didn't take long before I was able to put him in a crate and bring him home. I made progress with the other black kitten, had him in my outbuilding and he managed to escape. Fast forward...the next year she had 2 kittens of which one disappeared and I socialized the other. I was not able to get the mom because she would already be gone. This year she came back and had two litters of which I have socialized 7 and in the process of getting them rescues or homes. I also finally got momma she is spayed and she was my first and only release.
 

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I have been feeding a colony of kitty cats over at Hoods parking-lot for ten years now. Every night, without fail, I take a large bag of Fancy Feast and some can food and proceed to drive or walk over to that dark and frankly dismal place. Enduring years of hostility by the police and the employees who can't stand cats, only strengthened my resolve to help those felines. However it was only two years ago that I decided that those cats deserved better, a home of their own, and that is when I tried my hand at trapping them. I have proudly caught nine cats and three litters of kittens, all of whom have been taken over to my vet where they have been spayed/neutered and adopted out.

My feral cat failure lies with not being able to catch the mother cat or the old tom. The old guy left last April and was never seen again and the mother cat was run off by the dirt-bags who work for Hoods.

I have two cats left to go. Wish me luck. :)
 
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Good luck! :)
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However it was only two years ago that I decided that those cats deserved better, a home of their own, and that is when I tried my hand at trapping them. I have proudly caught nine cats and three litters of kittens, all of whom have been taken over to my vet where they have been spayed/neutered and adopted out.

My feral cat failure lies with not being able to catch the mother cat or the old tom. The old guy left last April and was never seen again and the mother cat was run off by the dirt-bags who work for Hoods.

I have two cats left to go. Wish me luck. :)
You're doing an amazing job!
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Hi!

I am taking care about 12 stray cats in my neighborhood. Have been doing this for 3 years now. Some of them now take shelter in our garage / car port (it’s sheltered well). We are crowdfunding to get them neutered / spayed. We also managed to save one kitten from losing her eyes due to chlamydia.
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