LITTLE 5 MONTH OLD BLACK KITTEN RESCUED FROM COLONY

by DONNA STARESINICH
(PATCHOGUE, NY)

HELLO, WRITING FROM NY ABOUT A 5 MONTH OLD BLACK MALE KITTEN. CAME FROM A COLONY THAT WE FEED. HE WAS ALWAYS SPECIAL TO ME SINCE HE SEEMED SO VULNERABLE. ALWAYS IN HIS WARM HOUSE THAT PUT THERE FOR THEM. WOULD CME OUT AND EAT BUT THAT WAS IT. ONE DAY HE HAD A BAD COLD, MUCUS COMING OUT OF NOSE SO I TRAPPED HIM AND TOOK TO THE VET. GOT ANITBIOTICS FOR HIM, LET LET US HANDLE HIM BUT VERY SCARED, HAVE NEVER SEEN A CAT SOOOOO SCARED. CLIPPED HIS NAILS, TESTED NEGATIVE FOR AIDS AND LEUKEMIA. BECOME SOMEWHAT WILD LAT NIGHT. STARTED HISSING AND GOING TO BITE ME. HE IS NOW FREE IN MY OFFICE.NO OTHER CATS. EVERYTIME I GO TO GET HIM ITS LIKE HE WANTS TO DISAPPEAR AND HE HISSES ETC. HE NEEDS HIS MEDS. MY FRIEND IS COMING OVER TO HELP ME GET HIM BACK IN CAGE. HE DID NOT EAT FOR THE FIRST 3 DAYS AND THEN IS EATING UP A STORM WHICH IS GOOD. DO YOU THINK THERE IS A CHANCE HE CAN GET SOCIALIZED SO I CAN FIND H IM A HOME OR SHOULD I PUT HIM BACK INTO COLONY AFTER HE IS FIXED. HOW DO YOU MAKE A SCARED KITTY INTO AN UNSCARED KITTY. I HAVE 16 OTHER CATS IN MY HOUSE AND THEY HAVE A HUGE ENCLOSURE TO GO INTO SO THEY CAN GET SUN AND EXERCIZE. pLS GET BACK TO ME, WOULD APPREICATE. IT. DONNA


Answer from Kate
well yes feral cats can make good pets and yes as he is so young there is time to get him socailised but it can take time and lots of patience.

Lots of handling and play etc will help him to relate to people.

Stray cats never live as long as domesticated cats so yes it would be better to find him a new home perhaps to be the only cat in the home as he will always be a little more fiesty and is likley not to want to live in close confined conditions with lots of other cats.

best wishes kate

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