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  1. jane said:

    I am feeding a feral cat who loves to talk but is afraid of being close I sit and talk to the cat when I feed her or him not sure which… but the cat loves to talk but will not allow me close or it will not come close but will walk beside me when it comes to the door morning and evening time for its meals. I have two glass bowls I use to feed this cat and wash then out… this poor cat didn’t know how to eat out of a bowl so I cooked chicken and topped the dry food . and was not use to water bowls so now this cat is drinking the water during and after meals. after two weeks of food has put on weight. I can not catch it to take to the vet for shots or spay or nuture … it is much too afraid. I went to pet smart and bought some cat toys it doesn’t know what a toy is much too afraid … I keep trying to get it use to a feather on a stick but it looks at me like I am crazy… but seems to like me talking to it.i can not stand for a animal to be hungry or unloved. as I have two sweet little dogs that are my children. this poor cat has never known love as you can tell. how sad!

    October 7, 2016
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    • Brittany, Paul, and Yoda =^^= said:

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience! It seems like you have already done a great job by feeding him 🙂 Maybe you could try and feed him out of your hand so he can get used to you and build the trust with this little guy. We love to hear stories like this and we understand how you feel about hungry or unloved animals. Thanks for making a difference! Do not hesitate to come back and tell us more about your love for cats.

      October 12, 2016
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  2. Bella said:

    We have a stray cat that comes to our house everyday, and is there for most of the day. He is very friendly, likes to be pet and LOVES human affection. We feed him tuna every once in a while and dry cat food. Sometimes he sleeps on the front porch, and tries to get in the house. Why do you think he tries to get inside, and do you think adopting might be a good option?

    July 22, 2017
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    • Brittany, Paul, and Yoda =^^= said:

      Hello! Thanks for stopping by. From what you say, it seems that this cat has already adopted you 🙂 Your home smells like you and he/she probably identifies it as a safe shelter since you have been taking great care of him/her. If you are ready to take him in be sure to do it step by step to ease the transition. Maybe let him come in one room only at first and see how he does. Let us know how it goes, we’d be happy to hear about you and your new friend! Take care

      July 25, 2017
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  3. Oriana Figueroa said:

    So I have been feeding this stray or feral girl. She was pregnant, I don’t know where her kittens are yet. She was so afraid that she would run as she heard me opening my backyard door. Once, I managed to go outside and gave her some boiled chicken breast. She would eat and stay close but wouldn’t let me touch her, she only shows up at night. Once she just came at me and even start purring and finally let me touch her. I don’t know what to do since her babies must be like a week old. I’d love to get her to the vet. How long should I wait?

    August 8, 2017
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    • Brittany said:

      Hi Oriana, thanks for reaching out! It seems like this sweet new momma is warming up to you and is starting to trust you, that’s a great sign! As for her babies, it’s difficult to say. They could have already been taken to a shelter, or have wandered off far from mum (but I’m sure they aren’t too far away since they are so young). The momma cat may guide you to her babies! It’s happened before, so if she continues to trust you, watch where she goes! Is her condition bad or could she wait to get to the vet a few more days? You should call and ask your vet, say you want to bring the mom in but you don’t know where the babies are, etc. Will you consider adopting her after?:) We hope you can find the kittens and get mom all sorted out as soon as possible. Keep up the great work for looking out for neighborhood cats though! 🙂 Thanks for sharing with Fluffy Kitty and best of luck.

      August 9, 2017
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  4. Katie said:

    Hi! Under the porch of my neighbor’s house (which is right by my dad’s car), there is a mother cat living with about 4-6 kittens. I found them today and I’m pretty sure they are strays. I’ve put out a bowl of clean water and when I came back about thirty minutes later, the bowl was empty. I refilled the bowl and now I’m wondering what I should do. Any advice? And can I tell if they’re definitely strays?

    September 11, 2017
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    • Brittany said:

      Hi Katie! Thanks for dropping by and for providing for the kitties so far! Have you tried asking your neighbors if they are the owners of the momma cat (and now kittens)? Try asking around, but if no one claims them, then they would seem to be strays indeed! If you can keep an eye on them and make sure they seem healthy – that would be great. Eventually when they are a bit older (around 8 weeks) you could give them to your local shelter so they can be adopted out, spayed/neutered, and find a loving home! We wish you the best 🙂 Thanks again and keep us updated!

      September 12, 2017
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  5. Robin A McGee said:

    Hello,
    I am feeding 22 feral cats. Problem is there is so many I cannot afford to keep this up. Please do not reply the obvious have them spayed or neutered. I am trying. I just need a reply what is best inexpensive food I can buy for them. I hate to go the cheapest at the supermarket because it will be all grain. In all honesty I am not working so finding it difficult. All the shelters are full because they are getting animals from Houston and Florida disaster and nobody wants cats. No agencies to help so I am reaching out for suggestions.
    Thank You,
    Robin

    September 28, 2017
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    • Brittany said:

      Hi Robin,
      Thanks very much for your message. Kudos to you for taking care of all those kitties! We understand this can turn into a financial burden after some time. As you said, the cheapest cat food brands are not great for cats health, but when your faced with either feeding them with cheap food or letting them go hungry, it can blur the lines a bit. We would suggest trying to make your own cat food, it can take a little more time, but you’ll save money (and it’ll be healthier for the kitties too). I don’t know about your location and your market options there, but I know quite a few people who go to the butcher and ask for the leftover cuts of the chicken (fat, bone, grissle, liver, hearts, etc.) or the meat that didn’t sell at the end of the day — this way you can get it for very, very cheap. My friend Marcela broils the leftover chicken for her cat, and then freezes it and thaws out portions every few days. This usually lasts her two weeks! With this, you could combine this healthy portion of protein with rice and/or unseasoned scrambled eggs to “fluffen” up the proportions. Have you considered setting up a GoFundMe page for food and (at a later time, possibly funds for spaying/neutering?) We really thank you for what your doing for the feral cats, but you don’t have to do it alone! Try to reach out to the community – maybe you all could fund this project together in response to the natural disasters that caused this overflow of shelters, etc. Also, if we could play a role in helping you share the word – don’t hesitate to let us know. We’d be happy to. Best of luck to you!

      October 2, 2017
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  6. Nikki said:

    Hi, I just met one mom Siamese cat with her 2 kitties I give them some chicken and water but they are afraid of me. Once they saw me coming out the door they will run away, but I want to help feed them. I don’t know what I must do to gain their trust.

    October 29, 2017
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    • Brittany said:

      Hello Nikki! Did you happen to see any sign of collar or identification on the mom? Siamese strays are rare (but not impossible), so we’re thinking she and her babies could belong to a neighbor. Otherwise if they are hungry and in need of care and keep coming around, the best way to earn their trust is with patience. Your scent will be everywhere, for instance on the food and water bowl you provide, so little by little they will start associating food & water with this nice lady 😉 Best of luck!

      November 1, 2017
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  7. Mary Escobar said:

    Hi , I feed about ten stray cats that gather on my porch each nite. It is getting expensive so I am wondering how to give them good food at a reasonable price. Any help will be appreciated some of them have let me pet them . One of them I took to be fixed . So I am hoping to get more of them fixed soon. I have a cat bed out on yhe porch and one of them sleeps in it at nite. Also are there any weather proof beds to get for the winter . Lots of rain here no snow. Thanks for any help. I love that Amazon is helping with the animals. My daughter works for Amazon.

    November 12, 2017
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    • Brittany, Paul, and Yoda =^^= said:

      Hi Mary ! Thank you for your message and sorry for the late reply. Thank you for taking care of those kitties! We understand this can turn into a financial burden after some time. The cheapest cat food brands are not great for cats health, but when your faced with either feeding them with cheap food or letting them go hungry, it can blur the lines a bit. We would suggest trying to make your own cat food, it can take a little more time, but you’ll save money (and it’ll be healthier for the kitties too). I don’t know about your location and your market options there, but I know quite a few people who go to the butcher and ask for the leftover cuts of the chicken (fat, bone, grissle, liver, hearts, etc.) or the meat that didn’t sell at the end of the day — this way you can get it for very, very cheap. My friend Marcela broils the leftover chicken for her cat, and then freezes it and thaws out portions every few days. This usually lasts her two weeks! With this, you could combine this healthy portion of protein with rice and/or unseasoned scrambled eggs to “fluffen” up the proportions. Have you considered setting up a GoFundMe page for food and (at a later time, possibly funds for spaying/neutering?) We really thank you for what your doing for the feral cats, but you don’t have to do it alone! Try to reach out to the community. Best of luck to you and thank you for helping them!

      November 19, 2017
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