Love Our Feral Cats
We have one indoor kitty, almost 3 years old, that was found on the side of the road in a bag, almost dead. his brothers and sisters already were.
About a year after taking in Rocky (yes, because he’s a fighter), a stray female cat showed up in our neighborhood, which several neighbors, me and my husband included, started feeding.
I’ll try to make a long story short. Kittens came and came. I contacted our humane society and their policy is if they are outdoor strays (feral) they euthanize them with no attempt to adopt.
Asked if they had a TNR program and they don’t; nor are there any in our area. Well, we TNR’d, over a 4 month period, 9 cats (at our own cost), which was the original momma kitty and the litters that came from her.
Today there are 6 of the 9 remaining and all are as sweet as ever. It’s expensive, but it is a choice that we made. We cut back on our weekly out to dinners to pay for their food. And I worked extra hours to pay for the neutering. I feel better having done this, but also know this is not the choice everyone can make.
I found this site while searching for info on cats and cold temperatures. But I think our feral cats should be okay. We had previously set up outdoor cat igloos and have now lined them as suggested, with straw.