There are so many stray and feral cats where I live
by Sarah Neilsen
Lily and Bailey
There are sooo many stray and feral cats where I live. I wish There was a way I could help them more. There are at least 12 that come up to my house every night looking for food, and those are just the ones that are brave enough to come up to me.
Every year it gets worse and worse; they keep multiplying. I've called several places about the TNR program and there just not available around here.
It breaks my heart to see what these poor animals go through everyday. I feed them every day because they have become dependent on that, and there is no way I can turn them down.
I have three cats myself. One of them, Bailey (the Siamese looking one on the right in the picture) is one of the strays from outside. I took her in 2 years ago now, because she was the sweetest thing and would follow me around the yard meowing and would just stare into to window looking at me all day.
I would love to take them all, but that is unrealistic. But right now I am taking care of three 5 week old kittens. They were 3 weeks old when I found them in the gutters outside behind the garage abandoned by their mother.
I will have them till they are 9 weeks old which is when they will be ready to be adopted. Its going to kill me to see them leave, but I know its for the best considering they won't have to live outside like all the others I see.