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  1. I have cared for ferals for a lot of years. They lived under my house. The 2 head females were so trap wise, I could never get them anywhere near a trap. Tried all kinds, even resorting to removing the doors to my cat carriers and putting blankets in them with treats and food. They always had food as I had a feral feeder under the house and bowls of water also. I managed to rescue two injured kittens, and a large neutered male. All are deaf. The rest of the kittens and cats disappeared. There are many coyotes, bobcats, owls and other predators where I live. I could approach the ferals to within a few feet-they knew where the food came from. If I approached them when their backs were to me, I could get a little closer, but I didn’t want to scare them away.
    The adult male and the 2 kittens (now grown) are the only ones I have left and they live in the house. I respect their reluctance to have me approach, and over the years, they have learned that I won’t approach them, they come to me when they want attention. They were fixed a few weeks after I managed to bring then indoors.
    The fourth feral was a rescue from a town north of mine. She was fixed and had to be relocated due to loss of her terrain. The person who knew of her asked if I could find her a home as they had no luck. She came to me and it didn’t take long before I realized that she, too, was deaf. She’s got a lot of old scars and I wonder how she survived. It has taken a long time for her to actually allow me to pick her up and love on her.
    God bless those who care for those cats and doge who are abused and unwanted.

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