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    Melissa
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    I need some advice/help on a situation. I’m hoping that if you can’t help you can point me in the right direction.
    We have 5 adult cats and 6 kittens living in our backyard. We adopted one of the kittens from this family of cats last year after the neighbors rescued her from the storm drain. When we rescued our cat she was diagnosed with feline herpes. I have noticed that the kittens seem to have the same symptoms, the runny eyes and sneezing. We have been feeding all of the cats trying to gain their trust. I have been putting out goat’s milk which has the natural lysine and also I have been adding some lysine to the wet food. The 2 kittens that I’m most worried about are 2 calicos one looks to be the runt who will sit on the back porch but barely eats and the other one only eats the dry kitten food. The cats allow me to sit on the back porch and come and eat around me. I want to catch these kittens and get them medical attention but when I try to pick them up I get scratched and bitten. I would love to get these kittens rehomed and to get the adult cats fixed. Other than the fact that I can’t catch them I can’t afford to do this on my own. We have 3 cats of our own that I already pay monthly for Banfield pet hospital to make sure that all of my cats get the very best preventative care. If you can please help me save these kittens I would appreciate this.

    #859883

    Kittyzee
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    Melissa, do you have a place close (or fairly close) that is a humane society or SPCA that can provide humane traps and will set them (or help you to set them) and catch your cats and kittens and spay and neuter? I ask this as in my area there was nothing until this last year and there is an organization now that will provide traps and will spay and neuter for low/no cost. I know the worry and concern for overpopulation and then the illness that come with that. It’s a vicious cycle and the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) seems to be a program that really works.

    #859889

    TrufflesMom
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    Melissa, do you have a chapter of Alley Cat Allies in your area? They helped me to TNR a large colony in my neighborhood 2 years ago and occassionally check back in with me to see if any new cats have showed up.

    https://www.alleycat.org/ is the national (US) website for them.

    #859894

    Melissa
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    thanks guys
    i have sent an email to the local humane society and am waiting on a response. i will look into alley cats today. i keep ya’ll updated
    thanks

    #859896

    Kincaid
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    Fantastic information here… I’m going to be looking into this too, see if perhaps Lilith’s family out back can be helped.

    #859910

    Melissa
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    I got to pet one of the kittens! i also had eyes on all 6 kittens! i normally only see 4 of the kittens regularly, well at least i think it’s the same 4 usually. i usually only see 2 calico’s and 2 black and fluffy kittens. 3 are the fluffy black and 1 of the calico’s is the runt and reminds me of gus gus from cinderella except calico not gray.
    i’m glad that they are all fairly healthy. although gus gus seems a little slow and not as interested in the food as the other kittens

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