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  1. My heart breaks for all of them, but I’d do the same things as you suggested Michael. One thing I’ve learned, by accident – trial and error, is for the human to make themselves as physically unthreatening as possible. I did this most recently by laying on my back where the cat can see me, and it had immediate desired effect. This particular cat was (and still is) possessed of what I would call P.T.S.D. and extreme social anxiety – he still refuses to get along with other cats or go back outside at all. I can’t drag him out. But it was like a switch went off in his head that I was his savior and the only thing that mattered then was to eat and stay near me. I haven’t seen anyone else relate such a story and I’m going to try it again often to see if it can be repeated, but I think in a situation like the grieving feral in the story, anything and everything should be tried.

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