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Re: Feral cats

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Feral cats
  • From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 15:30:31 -0600
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Ya know..sometimes it is just the cat's basic personality to not trust
humans.  We've had barn kittens, born wild by some stray cat.  Some of them
would come to us, the others would run and hide and not come out until we
left.  Just like people - they have their own personalities.  But I would
trap them and take them to the vet/humane society because you don't want a
bunch of wild cats running around and that's what will happen.  Good luck to
you...and I admire your big heart.

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 3:23 PM, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:

> Well, dang! I was afraid of that, but hopeful, since I was able to tame
> Diesel. I think some of these cats are relatives of E.T. and Diesel.   E.T.
> had obviously had human contact before he was dumped. A few kind words and
> he melted and started following me around the garden like a puppy.  Wish
> they could get through to them.
> I guess I'll have to borrow a cat trap to get them in to the Feral Cat
> program of our local humane society. (Spay/neuter/rabies
> vaccination/release)
> d
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 5:25 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Feral cats
>  Agreed.  If they're 6 months old or younger, you might be able to tame
>> them,
>> but if they're older - probably not.
>> On 12/19/08, Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If they are fully grown cats...not much luck of that happening.  It's
>>> difficult enough to catch a feral kitten and tame it.  We have a grown
>>> cat
>>> that hangs around our place.  He/She is solid white.  Scares the tar
>>> outta
>>> me when I'm outside in the dark gathering eggs or feeding.  One time I
>>> thought it was an owl up on a fence hiding around the shrubs...when I got
>>> closer it jumped down and ran over me trying to get away.  Can't even get
>>> close to the silly thing.  But it is smart enough to know where the food
>>> can
>>> be found, and smart enough to stay away from my big 'critter-chasing"
>>> dog.
>>> We have mice all over the place out here.  They are attracted to the
>>> bowls
>>> of feed for the livestock.  And because of that, we have lots of hawks
>>> and
>>> owls that hang out waiting for a nice meal.  The cat is obviously
>>> interested
>>> in the morsels too.
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