Mark says: I live at an apartment complex in Alaska and a couple of years ago the manager and I realized that there was a feral female cat that had a litter of kittens behind the complex. We decided to try and capture her and the two surviving kittens before winter and have them fixed. We never have been able to catch her but we did catch the two kittens, one of which I still have and named Cali. The momma kitty has two litters a year, although the winter batch rarely survives. Last winter she had this litter featured on the Daily Kitten today, an orange male and three grey females. They hung out on that stump together and would come out on the sidewalk to eat if big brother thought it safe. The orange male is with the manager now along with this winter's lone survivor. We can't find homes for them all every year and people are being very unresponsible about their pets and it's becoming too much for us to deal with. We now have three generations of the same mother's kittens and she has just given birth again. They are amazing cats but will not be around anyone but the two of us. We would love to catch the momma and have her spayed but she is extremely smart.
All Photos Courtesy of and ©: Mark Hoover

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Natthecat -
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Wonderful pile of kitties. There must be a way to catch the cagey mom--I sympathize with your dilemma--but I am especially sorry for the winter babies that don't survive the cold. Can you provide some shelter and warmth? Again, there MUST be a way.
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This photo goes right to my heart.
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I agree with Natthecat. My heart goes out to feral babies.
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Gorgeous kits. I take it Mom is the one with the beautiful Amber Eyes?
It must be so hard to see these litters suffer such loses over winter each year.
I'm sure you've tried hard to get her but perhaps more persistence and humane traps might work.
I wish you and the Mom luck.
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They are beautiful babies. I have a feral mama I feed. She has her second litter of 4 these year. The others are already gone. I am disabled and in a rural area where we are lucky to have shelters for cats. No one down here are interested in trapping ferals...they will shoot them first.....



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