Socializing Feral Kittens

Biscuit and Ginger hiding under the jade plant

Last week a family of feral cats was trapped, spayed/neutered, and vaccinated. Mom was returned to the wild while the kits undergo socialization to prepare them for adoption. After a certain time in the wild, cats will never be suitable pets. Socialized young enough and they can make wonderful companions. Biscuit (boy) and Ginger (girl), both around 8-10 weeks old, having been living in Tom’s office this week while he’s out of town. They are adorable and still pretty shy but already less skittish and hissy. A big part of socializing them is just letting them get used to you. They already have learned to love “da bird” toy, and allow me to hold them every once in a while. I love this job.

We are working with the Ally Cat Project – a small cat rescue in Seattle which works primarly to place feral cats in barn homes and shy but socializable kittens as companions. You can read more about Alley Cat on their Petfinder Page.

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