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|08-30-2017 06:50 PM|
Well if you're thinking of keeping her in long enough for her to get used to new surrounding you may as well try and do your best. You might be quite surprised! I've turned around some wild cats without completely meaning to by fostering them-although there were other cats in the house and I had a room for the fosters. many have stayed and are very very different than the wild things they came in as!
I would be afraid of her continuing to scratch at the door! I hope your neighbor can acquaint herself with her
|08-30-2017 06:03 PM|
|08-30-2017 05:43 PM|
oh, not much of a rescue!
If you try and displace her she could be in a whole world of trouble. I don't know how far you're moving, but very likely she'll try and go back, esp a female.
If she lets you pet her it's likely she could adapt very well if you try and keep her inside. It would take some doing, and time, but quite likely you'll both be fine.
You don't know any other neighbors that would care for her? Or a kind of neighborhood "facebook" type of message board you could trust?
|08-30-2017 05:25 PM|
|08-30-2017 03:48 PM|
Relocating a feral cat is really a bad idea. I strongly encourage you to speak with your neighbors, or local rescue, to try and find other support for this cat, or a possible home.
Does this cat allow any interaction with you? Are they really the only cat you feed?
I have worked with cat rescues and have taken in a mother and her older kittens- all very feral- and they have worked out being domesticated. the mother had obviously had a home. All were at risk of being trapped and put down. It is far easier when only one cat!
There are very few places that are safe for cats to be outdoors, diseases are vicious, there are many predators, and animal abusers. Cats are not wild animals at all, they are invasive species. It is best for them to be altered and indoors, or at least monitored outdoors in daytime only.
I completely understand how little can be done for existing feral colonies, only responding to the post that cats prefer living outdoors
|08-30-2017 12:23 PM|
|08-29-2017 09:58 PM|
Domesticating a Feral Cat
I have been feeding a feral cat for several years now. I have had her spade and am planning to move. I live in an apartment complex and can't leave her. There's no way she'd let me pick her up. I'll have to trap her. Should I bring her into my apartment now and let her get used to living indoors before I move? After I relocate, for how much time should I keep her indoors before I can let her go back out? I can't turn her into a house pet. I'll just continue to feed her but outside.
Has anyone else done this before?