Monday, November 13, 2017

Feral and Kittens


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  1. This is absolutely incredible. I recently learned that there is a new program for feral and community cats that live their lives outdoors. They are humanely caught, neutered, have 3/8" of one ear cut away while under anesthetic, then returned to their community. If they are brought to a shelter that normally would euthenize them, the shelter will know they are to be returned to their communities because of the cut ear. I think that is a simply positive thing that someone far smarter than I came up with. I just hope shelters and vets in your area know about this practice.

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    1. Yes, TNR has been around for awhile. I wish all townships practiced it. Unfortunately, it doesn't always save a cat that's been turned into a kill shelter.

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  2. Beautiful video, great to see how the feral old cat snuggles with the kittens. Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

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    1. It is, isn't it, Val?
      Thanks. And you too, my friend.

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  3. I just love this Sandra, the old cat looks so happy.

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  4. My eyes are leaking a bit. How lovely that he found friends, love and a safe home.

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    1. For sure, EC. Folks that take in creatures in need are my heroes.

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  5. He certainly didn't initially look too happy when the kittens arrive, perhaps just curious. There is a term I have learnt from https://catwomanflix.blogspot.com.au/, suitable for adoption as a barn cat. I think I understand what that means.

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    1. Barns, with good caregivers, are not bad homes for ferals.

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  6. Aww...so lovely that he found a safe place.

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  7. Thank goodness someone took a chance on this lovely cat, and to see such love between these bring brings tears to my eyes. Love my cats! Hugs and Happy Monday Super Sandra! RO

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    2. Rescue folks are certainly heroes in my book.
      Hope your Monday has been as great as you are, Rockin Ro:)

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  8. How so very sweet. This is very touching

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    1. They all seemed happy to be together didn't they, Birgit?

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  9. Nice he was able to be tamed. I did it with one, but it was still iffy to pick it up, it only liked a few people.

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    1. Good for you, Steve. I love to hear about folks taking responsibility for a feral.

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  10. That was really sweet. Giving that old cat a good home for his final months was awesome and just amazing he took to the kittens.

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  11. that's very touching, especially considering some male cats often try to kill kittens that are not theirs.

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    1. Very true, Adam. Though we were lucky enough to have one who played daddy to every kitten he was around.

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  12. Great how he took to the kittens. Snuggling right up.

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    1. Tugs at the heartstrings doesn't it, Jamie.

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    1. I'm so glad someone took him in and that he has the kittens to nurture. I wonder how he's going to react when they're adopted out.

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  15. Awww. No one can resist the cuteness of kittens. No one. We adopted a cat that spent years roaming our neighborhood. I was stunned to learn he was neutered. There's another feral (I think) cat that we've been feeding for over a year. She (?) hisses whenever I get close, but that's a lot better than running. I hope to eventually lure her into the house since our winters are so bitterly cold. Right now we've built shelters for her, but I don't know if she uses them.

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    1. Good for you, Tamara! You make a difference.

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  16. mason...dood....we could cry buddy... but we wanna bee az brave N tuff as ewe dood....three werdz.....ewe total lee total lee total lee ROCK ~~~~~~ may st francis bless yur life N de wee onez two....♥♥♥

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    1. Blessings from St. Francis, what a wonderful sentiment.

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  17. That is so, so beautiful...tears in my eyes here.

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  18. It gives one hope, doesn't it, Lee?

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  19. This is absolutely beautiful as I am now crying, love finds a way.

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  20. This was simply great to look at. Thanks Sandra for sharing.

    Yvonne.

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  21. This is glorious, Sandra. Oh, watching those kittens with Mason just made me smile -- with little wet eyes.

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  22. Love!! My heart is smiling and I'm crying! Thank you Sandra! Big Hugs!

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  23. Thanks for sharing this beautiful video.

    All the best Jan

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