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Feral Friends - Hoarder Cats Need Your Help!
Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance

June, 2013

Hoarder Cats
These are the Lucky Ones
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Recently Feral Friends answered a plea to help an elderly lady remove some cats from her home.  Little did we know that we would be walking straight into what could have been an episode of "Hoarders." 

We relocated over 20 feral cats to Barn Cats, Inc. Some cats inside the house had to be humanely euthanized due to extreme illness and neglect. And a few lucky ones have been rehabilitated and are looking for new families through our adoption program.

This whole endeavor took an extreme emotional and monetary toll on us, so we are looking to our supporters for help in covering the nearly $4,000 in vet bills, and also to spread the word for the cats below who need loving homes. 
Joker BeforeJoker After
This sweet boy was loose inside the filthy house for over 8 years.  We could not decide how feral he actually was, because we could not get close enough to him to catch him.  He also eluded the humane trap we set, and we noticed he was not eating a lot.  We finally had the caregiver get him into a carrier, since he trusted her. When he got to the vet, he was severely dehydrated and malnourished. This was due to the fact that his teeth were so rotten that it had to be intensely painful for him to eat.  All of his teeth were removed, he was neutered and vaccinated, and had to stay at the vet for a while to recover.  His vet bills ran up around $1,000. He then moved into a foster home, where he received lots of TLC while he continued his recovery.  As you can see from his before and after pictures above, he is now doing amazingly well. We are so happy Joker is finally seeing how good life can be!  
She is one of the kitties that tugged our heartstrings the most.  She was confined in a small bedroom, along with six other feral cats, and we would see her running and jumping over the garbage and filth as she tried to get away from us and hide.  We were finally able to trap her, and she was so ill and exhausted that we could not tell if she too was feral or tame.  We had to wait until she got well to see if she would try to take our fingers off, or if she was going to be sweet.  Luckily, it was the latter, and is she ever a love bug!  She is about 10 months old and is a very petite and delicate little girl. She is such a social kitty and loves to play and be loved on.  She purrs a lot too!   
She was also roaming free inside the house, but she was in surprisingly good shape. She is approximately 2 years old. 

He was one of the few kittens who survived inside the house. He does have permanent damage to his left eye due to a prior infection that was not treated.

He was also one of the kittens we were able to pull out and nurse back to health.  He had a horrible case of ringworm and was dehydrated and scared. 
Please go to theFeral Friends website 
to make a donation!
We sincerely appreciate everyone's support so we can continue to help these and many other cats and kittens!  Thank you!

Pam Asturias

Feral Friends Community Cat Alliance | |
P.O. Box 832857
Richardson, TX 75083-2857


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