Overjoyed Feral Kittens Reunite After Release from Trap

Editor’s note: This post is a Care2 favorite. It was originally published on November 3, 2011. Enjoy!

By Sherman Mohler

As part of the feral trap-neuter-release (TNR) rescue program, we trapped this black kitty and had him fixed. In this video, we are releasing him back to his siblings, who are overjoyed to see him. The kitty will live out his life in the gulch near our house (you can see the shelter we built) without having more kittens and making the problem worse. He has had one ear slightly clipped so that animal control knows a loving family is taking care of this feral animal.

Trap-neuter-release programs make a monumental impact in the welfare of feral cats and have prevented the suffering of millions upon millions of kittens.

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797 comments

Jim Ven
Jim Ven10 months ago

thanks for the article.

LB Lewis
LB Lewisabout a year ago

Animals are just like people. They don't forget.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe1 years ago

I absolutely agree with Trap-Neuter-Return! I think it is a great and important program!
Our Humane society finally started doing it about 6-7 years ago, and the results are getting better every year!
A friend took a kitten to be spayed and it only cost her $25.00. (I took my cat to a Vet and it was over $100.00!) Ironically, she let the kitten in on a cold night and the kitten curled up by her fireplace and didn't want back out.

Angela Padovani
Angie P.1 years ago

Thanks for saving the cats. So sweet that they remembered each other and these cats are being taken care of and can live a happy life, and not reproduce again.

Cindy J.
Cindy J.1 years ago

I'm happy the other siblings accepted her back. To a happy life playing in such a large yard!

Magdalena J.
Alice L.1 years ago

Thank you for sharing!

Hent Catalina-Maria

Thank you,Bruce!

Judith g.
Judith g.1 years ago

While I am a tad late responding to this issue; I would ask those who are against TNR, what about the hundreds of children killed, maimed, abused daily by their human caregivers? It is epidemic and apparently is not causing the outrage that is should be causing. I would stop worrying about feral cats and focus some attention on feral humans! On the other hand, I absolutely do support TNR and it is becoming widely accepted in more and more communities. There is no reason on earth that healthy animals should be killed because of human stupidity. What about the many dogs as of late that are being shot by our erstwhile "peace officers"? There are many issues that require more attention than they are being given. I do not believe that cat colonies deserve to die when TNR can help them to live long and healthy lives.

Carla van der Meer

So moving, Thanks,

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga1 years ago

thanks