Over the course of a few months time, two brothers were feeding a frightened feral cat, who clearly didn’t want to be anywhere near them.
One day, however, she brought her babies to meet them.
When they first discovered this feral cat, she was quite fearful and wouldn’t eat at all when the guys were around.
“When she first came around she most certainly was wild. She wouldn’t come near anyone.,” reddit user ogreaper stated.
“But over the course of several months, we kept her fed. She slowly became more comfortable with people.” Then one day she brought her kittens to the guys…. “We knew we had to get them out of there.”
“We had been feeding her through the entire winter. So she very slowly over time became comfortable with us. She didn’t let anyone get within 20 feet of her at first.”
“When we rounded the kittens up she did hiss and half attack a couple times.”
It actually took a few hours to get the kittens.
“One thing that helped was that we had been feeding the mother for months before this happened so she was already comfortable with us.”
“The kittens were rounded up pretty quickly but the mother was rough. We got her in a box once then she tore right out of it. So we used the actual cat crate on her when she finally came out of hiding again. It was quite the ordeal.”
Once the mama cat and her babies moved into the house, things started to change.
“When we first got them to the house we opened the box and they were too scared to come out. They just sat there.”
The brother helped the kittens out of the box and onto the old mattress that they had.
It didn’t take long at all for the fur babies to start running and bouncing all over the mattress.
The furry family remained in a room they weren’t using which just so happened to have a couple of old mattresses in it.
“We laid one on the floor and angled another one over top of it, kind of like a little mattress fort for them. We figured they would feel safer in a smaller space like this.”
They then began to look for good homes for the kitties and made sure they all get adopted and receive the proper medical care they need.
It didn’t take long for all of the kittens to be rehomed.
A great way for everyone to help control feral population in a cat colony is by contacting a local TNR (trap-neuter-return) program to set up traps.
By getting feral cats spayed and neutered, it greatly helps to manage the population so the kitties can live the happy and healthy lives they so deserve.
“There was no way I could leave them out there,” Ogreaper stated. Now the kitties no longer need to worry about shelter and food.