July 11, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Today we're thankful that we have a good, loving home.  There are many kitties who do not.  Mom was asked to help out as a sub for feeding a group of feral cats near our home.

There are 3 sections in this park where the cats live.  Because it is near the beach, there has been a lot of controversy about feeding the cats.   There was a group that wanted to stop the feeding and either euthanize them or let them starve.  Fortunately, that was halted but the cats still need help.  Many of them appear to be housecats that have been dumped here.  If you look closely, you can see the notched ears on quite a few of them which means they have been caught, neutered and released.  It was sad to see them and most of them were very friendly to Mom.  We think they knew that she was there to help.

Here's a slideshow that she put together of the kitties she saw that day.  Please purr and pray that they stay safe.


21 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I feel so bad for these "ferals" - it does not actually sound like many of them are feral, they are just poor housecats who got dumped and really should be living with humans instead of being outside like that. It's a sad situation and I am glad your human is helping them.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

No animal wants to be a stray just like no human wants to be homeless. Mommy wishes more people could show more compassion to the less fortunate, animals and humans alike.
Thank you for doing all you can for these kitties (and raccoon)! :)

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so glad your mom is helping these cats. It's not their fault they were abandoned out there.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Aw, so sad for ferals. They want love too. Thanks to your mom for helping them!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We must say a big THANK YOU to your Mom for helping those poor cats - it is so sad to see how they are dumped with no thought of taking them to a shelter.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

The Island Cats said...

We are so happy your mom is helping those feral kitties. We purr for them.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

That is how feral colonies get started - someone dumps their cat and with each litter they get wilder and wilder without any human contact. Thank you for helping these cats.

Cats of wildcat woods

Marg said...

Sharon, that is such a wonderful thing that you are doing, to help those cats. They look pretty good. I used to put the food in water too to keep the ants out. Thanks so much for helping.

Terri said...

I'm always incensed by humans who dump their pets and the ones who want these animals to starve and be gone. Humans are the problem--not the animals! Kudos to everyone who helps with homeless animals :)

BeadedTail said...

We're glad your mom helped take care of those kitties. It's sad if some of them aren't really feral and were just dumped there but thankfully people are helping them out.

Brian said...

Those dear souls will be forever thankful for your help, and so are we!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

raz..may yur mom bee blessed ten fold for helpin theeze kittehz long with everee one else who is doin sew....N we iz knot tryin ta bee meen but we hope de racoon stays a way frum their food...they will eat cat food N keep comin bak for mor....

asta said...

Deew kittehs
Thank dog thewr awe hoomans like yoow sweet good heawted Mom, who help those poow kittehs. I know they feel hew love and so appweciate the noms they get. I will cwoss my paws that they stay safe wif full tummies
Smoochie kisses
Asta

Loretta Thomas said...

We really feel so bad for them... These are some really beautiful felines! Thank God they have you on their side!! God Bless you!!!...
Kitty & Loretta

FiveSibesMom said...

Thank you for helping these babies...our little furangel Smokie was an abandoned starving kitty before she found our house and my daughter and our Binx was a feral and now he is our vetted, loving sweetheart and totally owns my daughter! I will never understand folks dumping off pets...so glad there are people like you! :-)

Kitties Blue said...

You are an angel to help out. Is there anyway to relocate this colony since they seem to be in danger?

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Caren Gittleman said...

your Mom is the best. We send all of our purrs and prayers, it breaks our hearts

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

Your mom is awesome for being a sub caretaker for a feral colony. The kitties are all so pretty! It makes us happy to know those kitties have full tummies.

Cathy Keisha said...

This makes us so sad especially seeing the house cats who are now homeless. Too bad you didn't have some place to take them so they could be safe and get some love. Thanks for doing this. I hope Rocky Raccoon doesn't hurt the cats.

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're also thankful for a good forever home. It always makes us sad when we hear about and see kitties that have no home. How nice of your mom to help out feed them.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We love them all and hope they all find a home someday. But we are amazed that the Siamese cats arent caught and sold by SOME BEINS. TBT says we are sorta espensive... ~ Ayla an Iza