For a few months two brothers were feeding an elusive feral cat who just refused to be pet and didn’t want anyone near her. Then one day, tables turned and she decided to bring her babies to meet them.
Reddit User ogreaper said that when they first met the cat, she was very fearful and would not even eat when the guys were around her. She wouldn’t come near anyone, the Reddit user said.
Then slowly as months passed and they kept feeding her, she probably got comfortable with people and them especially. So one day she decided to bring her kittens to the guys. They said that at that point they knew they had to get the kittens out of there.
They add that since they had been feeding her all winter, she softened enough to bring her kittens to them. At first however she was reluctant with the kittens and when the brothers touched them, the kitten hissed and even half-attacked a couple of times.
The user said that it took them a few hours to get to the kittens but one thing that helped was the fact that the mom cat was fed for a whole season by the brothers so she learned to trust faster.
They add that the kittens softened up pretty quick but the mother was rough at first. They had to use an actual cat crate when she came out from hiding, they claimed as a simple box wouldn’t do the trick for the mom would sit right on top of it.
Once the mama and the kittens moved on to their homes however, the brothers claim that the ordeal changed. They say that the kittens were too scared to come out and would just sit there in the box.
The brother had to take the kittens out of the box and put them on an old mattress they had. In no time, the fur of babies started running around and bouncing on the mattress. The cat family stayed in a room the brothers didn’t use, which luckily for the kittens had a couple of mattresses in them.
The brothers even made kind of a mattress fort for them, with one mattress laying on the floor and the other angled on top of it. They figured that the kittens would feel safer in a smaller space such as this.
They began looking for homes for the whole furry family and made sure that they are adopted and receive proper medical care. All of the kittens are now rehomed.
An effective way to help control feral population of cat colonies is contacting a local trap-neuter-return (TNR) to help set up traps so that feral cats can be spayed, neutered, and returned to their environment. It can greatly help manage kitten overpopulation and help the kittens live a happy and qualitative life.
The Reddit user added lastly that there was no way he could leave the kittens out there. Now thankfully, the kitties are good and don’t have to worry about food no more.