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Old, beat up feral cat gets a new home, plays with kittens

This feral cat would normally be euthanized just because it is old and beat up. But this shelter thought the cat deserved a second chance, and as a result it got a comfy home and was able to play with some kittens.

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  • Teri

    Beautiful! So glad this kitty was given a second chance.

  • Morgann

    Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you need to be gotten rid of – no matter what species you are

  • Sally

    I started crying! I’ve had 2 feral cats that looked just like him! One died from cancer & the other 1 lived to be in his 20’s! Sweetest, most loving guys I’ve ever had! Just lost another feral cat this month to liver disease! I still have 4 previously feral cats currently! They just show up needing a home & I take them in! Once they’re in my house NONE of them have EVER wanted to go outside again! 5 is my limit to give them all enough love & to be able to afford the vet bills & everything else, so I currently have an opening! I’m sure someone else will show up!

  • Duane Connett

    Can’t see too many stories like this. Very inspiring. Thanks to those who give elder cats a second chance.

  • Guest

    Right on, Morgann.

  • Carol Creekmore

    From 1 feral lover/rescuer to another…Thank you Sally 🙂 And very true Morgann

  • Tash420

    From 1 feral lover/rescuer to another…Thank you Sally 🙂 And very true Morgann

  • Tash420

    What a charming story, I have a 15 year old “Chicago” that still thinks he’s a kitten plays with out 2 year old rescue “Mika” as if he was her sibling. Way to go cat Lovers!!!!!

  • Ron Davies

    What a great story ! The grizzled ,scarred up old feral warrior getting the chance to live out the rest of his days in safety and comfort,not to mention two adorable little doodlebugs to love up on him !

  • Gerra

    We saved a feral cat years ago. He was so badly beaten and had infections that were going to kill him. we had to trap him,
    but he turned out to so loving and appreciative. He died of kidney failure but had a pretty long life.

  • Dharma

    Tinykittens foster mom and friends do this kind of thing regularly. Many miracles happen there. Lives saved, suffering eased over and over again on a daily basis.They can always use donations. They can always use people to get the word out about the importance of spaying and neutering pets to reduce overpopulation. Tinykittens could also use more viewers who can open their home to the cats and kittens they rescue. Save a life. Adopt, don’t shop.

  • Margaret Hicks

    To: Morgann, Oh, I could think of a few hundred cat and general animal abusers that should be eliminated the exact same way they did the animals, only ten thousand times worse!!!

  • Margaret Hicks

    To: Morgann, Oh, I could think of a few hundred cat and general animal abusers that should be eliminated the exact same way they did the animals, only ten thousand times worse!!! Not me!!! first time on this site.

  • Love this ending….or beginning of a loving comfortable life. I relate. Since retirement I can play again & spoil my grandchildren & husband. Life is good. A lost kitty found our senior gray cat about 7 years ago. We spoil him, too. Recently, kitty found 2 fur-friends & a miniature greyhound. Recently, he & the neighbor’s young female cat were under the hedge play biting. Soon they were asleep. So cute. Like a little boy,, he wants his breakfast & run outside to play.

  • CarmenO

    My cat was around 1 1/2 years old, based on the Humane Societies experience, when I adopted him. He was also feral and had been found by a state patrol in the middle of winter in northern Minnesota suffering from frostbite. I fell in love at first sight and adopted him anyway. That was in early 1999. He is still we me and is the sweetest cat but I did get scratched and bit before that happened. Sometimes he makes the saddest sounding noise before going to bed. I think it has to do with what he experienced as a kitten. Even my daughter was shocked the first time she heard him and she has had many cats throughout her adulthood. I would not change my time with him for anything.

  • Vera Acevedo

    Beautiful story! Glad it has a happy ending. It may me cry tears of of joy. Thank for taking care of this sweet baby.
    My two cats are feral. One came when she was year old. My husband fed her tuna and she never left. My second feral cat was about two or three months. I still have them both. My little female is loving but my little guy still has a little feral in him. Now I have a about three or four ferals that I feed. Its not their fault they are feral but they deserve to live out their lives too as wee.

  • Gods little animals need love

  • Debra Gordon

    So love this! We have taken care of ferals, homeless, displaced kitties for years and always love when we see them bonding with each other. We had a fellow that we named Jackie that loved to cuddle with kittens. We had them all spayed or neutered so only had kittens for a short while but Jackie still shared his comfy bed with the “kittens” as they grew up. Was precious!

  • guest100

    It’s the author who is old and beat up – and not too bright. This adult male cat is handsome!