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Overjoyed Feral Kittens Reunite After Release from Trap

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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1:29PM PST on Dec 8, 2014

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

1:54AM PDT on Sep 2, 2014

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.

9:35AM PDT on Aug 11, 2014

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.

10:45AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

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

12:30AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Thank you for sharing!

11:50PM PDT on Aug 7, 2014

Thank you,Bruce!

5:46PM PDT on Jul 10, 2014

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.

11:47PM PDT on Jul 8, 2014

So moving, Thanks,

10:14AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014


7:09AM PDT on Jun 27, 2014

@Diane L--
What is immature is you making false allegations and trying to muddy this issue. You have also continuously complained about not wanting to continue this debate, and keep threatening to uncheck the box for updates, yet you keep repeatedly returning, and here you are yet again, LOL! That is exactly the kind of puerile behavior one would expect from a child.

I am proud of my contributions here. You're the one showing a lack of integrity. If any point is being proven, it is that you are making a fool out of yourself. Your distortions and disingenuous tactics are just like those seen from the anti-vax people. The science does not support TNR advocates, just as it does not support the anti-vax groups, which is the reason why both groups resort to slimy tactics.

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