Couple Cares for 25 Lumber Yard Cats and Tries to Earn Their Trust

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“When we show up, I click my tongue to call them, and an average of maybe 15 cats will come out of the woodwork to be fed.”

The kitties line up along the fence. “The fence makes them feel a little safer, I think. It is part of the old lumber yard they inhabit. It helps protect them from larger predators and any scary humans that come to visit them.”

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When they spot new cats, another lady comes to trap them and take them to be spayed or neutered, and then they are returned back to the colony as part of their TNR project.

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“A kitten that showed up last year was trapped and adopted. The ones that remain are quite feral,” Kevin said.

“One cat has bonded with me pretty well, but it took a long time, and I don’t think he would adapt well to living away from the colony.”

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The kitties have learned to trust their caregivers from seeing them every day.

“The food helps, obviously, but only a few of the cats would allow me to get close when I first started bringing food.”

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“There are a few other people who come by on a regular basis, and the cats seem to recognize them.”

The size of the feral colony has shrunk over the years thanks to the TNR efforts and all the volunteers that help bring quality life to these deserving kitties.

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