How to Help Feral Cats in Your Neighborhood
I have 4 house cats and 30 feral cats that we feed daily outside. I only started with one indoor cat but some female cat started coming around our property with her boyfriend and began making babies. Ever since we found one of her kittens killed by a predator we have been adopting the light colored ones and feeding the rest. The lighter ones seem to stand out like a sore thumb in the wild. The darker colored kittens actually do quite well outdoors. They all sleep in our garage plus we feed them lunch and dinner every night. It's amazing how the outdoor kittens have bonded with us, The mother and father are great parents but they are feral to the core however the kittens are super friendly and loving. They allow us to pet them, hold them and hand feed them. It's such a rewarding experience to help feral cats, I wish everyone would do it.
Below is Moxie one of the light colored feral cats that we brought into our home.
I hope that one day I will be able to somehow trap the mother in order to get her fixed but she is very elusive. The father is not very trusting either but we will still try. I do neuter each kitty that we take into our home. Feeding feral cats is not as expensive as it may seem. They are appreciative of any morsel that you can spare. We do give them cat food but we also give them leftovers from our dinner. We just make extra food as we are preparing our own. I doesn't take any extra effort and they will eat just about anything.
Here is a photo of my son feeding some leftovers to the cats.
Below are the feral cats that live on our property. We feed and take care of them daily. There is a mother and 3 younger kittens, (not pictured) a father and 4 kittens. This is the litter that our youngest cat, Moxie came from. Moxie is our white indoor cat. Moxie was so white that she would not have lasted very long as a wild cat so we took her in. The cat in the back is Boots and then from left to right we have Wussy (the Dad), Smoke, Ellie and Yellow Eyes. All cat names are courtesy of my son Dustin.
My son and I also are big into charity work. I may not have a lot of money to donate but I do donate my time instead. I volunteer with my son (he is 6, I am teaching him early) at our local no-kill animal shelter. So even if you are not blessed with a family of feral cats showing up on your doorstep there are still other ways to help some furry friends. There are also a few click to donate sites that you can visit daily on the computer. Every time you click to visit these sites they will donate kibble to animal shelters in order to feed cats.
This is another kitten that we brought in.
Cats are very sweet and deserve all the help you can give them. I hope that someone reading this will find it in their heart to feed an unfortunate kitty. They will appreciate it more than you know.