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Missy Taming Feral Cats

Missy Taming Feral Cats

by Sue
(Lockport, NY, USA)

Missy – taming feral cats..We started feeding a pack of ferals several winters ago. Our 5 year-old cat was the kitten of a young feral who wandered into our garage one day. We hand fed him for a few weeks until he was big enough to eat on his own and he has been king of the house since then. When he was about 6 months old his mother had another litter in a neighbors boat and left them. The neighbor brought them to us and we raised them until they were old enough to find homes.

A couple years later one of the cats showed up here hurt. I spent hours on the phone trying to find someone to help this cat, no one wanted anything to do with a feral. We ended up nursing Socks back to health and finding a home for him. By now all of them had names.

By this time we started trying to tame the kittens. It turned out to be a lot harder than we thought. Last year I thought we had tamed one that was about a year old. Lucky was living in the garage. Unfortunately, she went back to the woods to have her kittens. I can pet 2 of the 4 from that litter and 1, Missy, is laying next to me right now expecting any day now. I hope to find her and the kittens homes. At least this litter will not live in the woods near our house with the pack.

Sue

Hi Sue: Missy Taming Feral Cats – Thanks for sharing. Nice story. I changed to heading to try and get Google searches to find your post more easily. I hope that is OK with you….Michael (PoC Admin).

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May 23, 2009 update
by: Anonymous

I wanted to take a minute to give an update on Missy. She had 3 kittens, that look just like her, a week and a half ago. The poor thing wouldn’t let me out of her site all night. Only once did she try to hide them and she was none to happy when I wouldn’t let her put them in a plastic bag full of stuffed animals she found.


Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 71-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in a many jobs including professional photography. I have a girlfriend, Michelle. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare.

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