The fourth category, that of “semi-feral” is a hard one to define, though. Experts tell us that there is a window in the life of a kitten during which it is usually possible to socialize them and get them used to human handling, and if you don’t hit that window correctly, the kitten won’t tame. For that reason, during “kitten season”, the litters that come in, go to volunteers for home fostering and intensive hands-on care.
|Foster-mom Kati's V-litter - all now safely adopted out|
|Sandy & Pebble - MW|
|Kissa - BC|
|Gilbert - MW|
|Lana & Salty - MW|
|The couch cuddlers - with Salty at centre|
However, let’s differentiate between former ferals and strays – with the latter there is hope.
(See the last in the Adoptable? or not? series - upcoming....)
Blogger: Brigid Coult
Photos: Brigid Coult, Kati Degraaf, Michele Wright