Her name is Misty and she was a feral mom. She had her 3 little kittens in a box on a porch. We caught and spayed her and now she lives in her feral colony. NO MORE KITTENS!
These are Misty’s adorable kittens – Otis, Selma and Gustav. They were feral but we got them when they were only 5 weeks old so they quickly became social. Otis and Selma went together and Gustav was adopted with Chica, a kitten from another litter.
Little Chloe was put outside to fend for herself when her owner was evicted. It was freezing last winter and Chloe huddled in the yard for a week. A kind woman noticed her and called us for help. Soon Chloe was off the street, warmed up and fed. A very inquisitive girl.
Feeding time at one of our feral stations. All of these cats have been trapped, sterilized and vaccinated. Everyone shares quite nicely!
Big Red heading to the feeding station in the winter snows of 2008. We had to dig the snow away from the stations every day for about 3 weeks
This is what a humane feral cat trap looks like. It has a spring door at one end which is connected to a metal plate on the floor of the trap. When the cat steps on the metal plate, the door comes down. We bait the trap with nice, smelly food.
This is one of our feeding stations. We can put blankets and pet coves inside. Here we just caught a feral cat who came inside the station to eat. We had set the trap inside to catch him. We cover the trap immediately to calm the cat.
This is Tracker who was caught in that trap inside the feeding station. He looks fat and happy in this photo which was taken about 6 months after we trapped him for neutering. Feral cats can survive quite nicely if they are fixed and fed.
Here comes Tracker to see what we have left in the feeding station for him. Besides fresh food and water daily, sometimes there is catnip; sometimes treats, sometimes a new bed or blankie!
Priscilla was trapped and spayed in February 2009. She was in heat and would have had kittens within 60 days. We also trapped Priscilla’s mom who had 7 kittens in her last litter! NO MORE KITTENS for these female feral cats or the residents in the area.
Puss Puss was trapped at an industrial complex in North Vancouver. He has now been neutered, vaccinated and tattooed. He was returned to the complex and now lives there, earning his keep by catching mice and the businesses are happy to have him.
An abandoned friendly female cat showed up at Reneé’s house this past Spring. Kitty was pregnant and gave birth to three little ones after a few weeks off the street. Here’s mommy (Pushka) giving her kittens a bath.
This little guy (Sylvester) is hungry and letting mommy Pushka know just how he feels. These kittens are less than 13 days old because their eyes are still closed. PAF got Pushka spayed and Reneé kept Pushka and Sylvester. And, yes, Sylvester is now neutered.
Poor Charlie sought shelter under a house in Vancouver and constantly had fight wounds. Reneé trapped him, PAF got him neutered and Reneé worked on taming him. Reneé rescued another cat (we named him Allan) and PAF had him neutered as well.
Charlie and Allan became best friends and hang out together all the time. And, yes, Reneé adopted both of them too! Doesn’t Charlie’s face look wonderful? No more fights because he is neutered.
Chica was a feral kitten born at a business on the North Vancouver waterfront. We caught her when she was about 12 weeks old and she was fostered with 5 other kittens so she had some friends to play with.
Here is Chica cuddling with one of her friends. Chica and Gustav were adopted together. If feral kittens are caught young enough they can often be socialized to adapt to a home. Both Chica and Gustav were spayed and neutered at 5 months old.
Feral kitty, Myrtle Mae and her adult son, Blackie, were living in Jim’s backyard. He was happy to have them and feeds them every day but he didn’t want poor Myrtle to keep having litter after litter of kittens. PAF trapped them, had both sterilized. Jim bought them a large condo and they sleep on his covered sundeck.
We rarely saw this little one we christened “Peachy” in the vacant lot where we trapped and fed feral cats. She was scruffy looking and thin. Unexpectedly, we trapped her one cold winter morning and away she went to our vet clinic. Her uterus was paper thin from so many kittens and would likely have burst with her next litter.
Several months later we saw her again. Doesn’t she look wonderful? She has put on weight and her coat is well kept. And, NO MORE KITTENS born into the residential area.
Trap/Neuter/Return Or “TNR” Stops the horrible cycle of female cats having litter after litter of kittens every 60 days. You can see what a difference being spayed has made to Peachy’s general appearance.
This beautiful litter is from feral Siamese/Himalayan parents. Took us nearly two years to trap and fix all 9 cats in that colony. Yes, the little black kitten is from this litter. He had a dynamite personality . . . Look at the mischief in those eyes!
We need your support to help us continue with our Trap/Neuter/Return Program. Will you help us? If you want to make a donation, please visit our website at www.pacificanimal.org Thank you from Pacific Animal Foundation!