It feels like a betrayal- advice needed re: neutering

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So I trapped one of the two feral boys, but when I got him to TCAP it turned out he was already ear tipped and microchipped, so I just got his vaccines, FIV/FLV test, flea treatment and de-worming. His tests were negative. I contacted the Microchip company and did some detective work. It turns out that he's about five years old. In October 2018, a trapper for the city's TNR program brought him in for TNR. The city did the surgery and dropped him off where he was found the next day. He's been on his own ever since and didn't have a caretaker. His vaccines not updated since then either. The TNR program director encouraged me to adopt him.

After I set him up in his room at 3 p.m., he had a bad time. I was even feeling some doubt, like can I do this? Can I tame a five year old totally feral cat? Well, I don't know what happened, but at 10 p.m. when I came in with the second serving of wet food, he was all purrs. He decided I should pet him and keep petting him. He has been head butting and giving kisses. He doesn't stop purring, rubbing his body on everything and kneading the floor. He is so relaxed and happy.
He went from total feral to lover boy in one day. Now I just have to catch his brother, who most definitely is not neutered or tipped.
 

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So I trapped one of the two feral boys, but when I got him to TCAP it turned out he was already ear tipped and microchipped, so I just got his vaccines, FIV/FLV test, flea treatment and de-worming. His tests were negative. I contacted the Microchip company and did some detective work. It turns out that he's about five years old. In October 2018, a trapper for the city's TNR program brought him in for TNR. The city did the surgery and dropped him off where he was found the next day. He's been on his own ever since and didn't have a caretaker. His vaccines not updated since then either. The TNR program director encouraged me to adopt him.

After I set him up in his room at 3 p.m., he had a bad time. I was even feeling some doubt, like can I do this? Can I tame a five year old totally feral cat? Well, I don't know what happened, but at 10 p.m. when I came in with the second serving of wet food, he was all purrs. He decided I should pet him and keep petting him. He has been head butting and giving kisses. He doesn't stop purring, rubbing his body on everything and kneading the floor. He is so relaxed and happy.
He went from total feral to lover boy in one day. Now I just have to catch his brother, who most definitely is not neutered or tipped.
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What a handsome chap! :redheartpump: :hearthrob: Great that it turned out well for him and you. Hopefully you can trap his brother without much fuss.

Thank you!
 
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