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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826 comments

CC Scarbrough
CC Scarbrough1 hours ago

TNR is the best way to deal with feral cats. Managed colonies are fed regularly, so they roam less and hunt less. Also, when all of the cats have been fixed, no more kittens increasing the feral cat population. Trapping and euthanizing leads to the "vacuum effect" that attracts more cats, leading to an endless cycle of trapping ferals and putting them down, only to have more move in. Neutered cats defend their territory, and feeding a managed colony costs far less than constantly killing cats - in addition to being far more humane.

Patricia Guilhem
Patricia Guilhem8 hours ago

Merci à ces personnes de s' occuper de ces chats.

Wendi M.
Wendi M.14 hours ago

TYFS

Marcia Geiger
Marcia Geiger4 days ago

Aww..cute and now safe for the environment

CC Scarbrough
CC Scarbrough6 days ago

tyfs

Pablo B.
Pablo B.6 days ago

tyfs

Freya H.
Freya H.7 days ago

TNR is the best way to deal with feral cats. Managed colonies are fed regularly, so they roam less and hunt less. Also, when all of the cats have been fixed, no more kittens increasing the feral cat population. Trapping and euthanizing leads to the "vacuum effect" that attracts more cats, leading to an endless cycle of trapping ferals and putting them down, only to have more move in. Neutered cats defend their territory, and feeding a managed colony costs far less than constantly killing cats - in addition to being far more humane.

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers8 days ago

Thank you for sharing.

Lisa M.
Lisa M.8 days ago

I agree with Shirley S. It hope they're safe. Most of the people devoted to this cause are careful, but you never know.

Shirley S.
Shirley S.8 days ago

Hope they survive with all of that heavy traffic nearby. The noise was horrific.