Jul 28, 2011

Feral Kitten

Not always a pretty site... every kitten is beautiful in my eyes but the reality is that pretty much all feral kittens are sick and most of them don't make it - except for human intervention, anyway. I haven't captured this one, except with my camera.

If a kitten is rescued, it still will often have long term health problems because that's the way of nature. In the real world, most living things are sick most of the time. In a first world country with modern medicine, we've forgotten that. I know because I have to live with this everyday.

If a kitten gets captured and manages to get beyond the sickness, then there is the question of homes: There aren't enough of them and as heartbreaking as it is to see a sick kitten, it is at least as heartbreaking to capture and tame a feral kitten, and nurse it back to health, only to have to turn it back loose in the feral colony because there is no place for it to go. And in this regard, I'm just about at the end of my rope.

I have kittens but I do not have homes for them. And this is sometimes too painful to talk about.


  1. A very sad post, though necessary. I wish I had the perfect thing to say...but I don't. You are doing a good work, sad and painful as it is. Thank you.

  2. Thank you. I do get sad sometimes... But I do what I can.

  3. Poor baby. I would love to have a whole ranch of them to run free in with lots of food, toys, and medical attention should they need it but my dad won't even let us adopt one right now... we're poor with 2 territorial cats as it is (well, ONE is territorial) and we don't have the room or resources for even 4. Hopefully one day when the economy gets fixed up we can change that though!

  4. thank you chriss for all you do and i hope you can catch this baby -even though feral it is better off being in somewhat good health iam sure-he/she looks so sad.


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