Advice Please on Our Feral Cat.
by Pauline Walker
Sooty the Feral Cat
Advice Please on Our Feral Cat: Over the last 7 months we have tamed a feral siamese cross cat from a pack, he is now very friendly, he stays around us nearly all day and goes off with the rest of the pack early evening. He is so loving towards us but still afraid if we have visitors. My husband can pick him up and he even will sit on our laps. The problem is, we are going on holiday for 2 weeks. What do we do, put him into a cattery or just let him fend for himself?
There is a lady who feeds all the feral cats each day and he used to be feed with the pack but now relies on us to feed him. If we leave him would he revert to being feral, and would we loose any trust that he had in us? A friend said it would be cruel to put him in a cattery because he is still feral in someways. He goes missing for a day sometimes but then comes back and rubs his head against us and follows us about the house. I really love this cat, can someone suggest what is the best thing to do?