My boyfriend and I decided that we had enough space on our property to open our home to animals that didn't have one. Our shed was large enough to build a small insulated cubbie and keep the creatures warm and safe during the Maine winters.
We contacted a local non profit organization that specializes in caring for and relocating feral cats. Friends of Feral Felines in Portland, Maine is an amazing organization dedicated to reducing the feral cat population and caring for those kitties that already need homes. We put our request for adoption in their system and waited.
At the time, we had two dogs and two inside cats. We didn't intend to bring anymore animals into our house, just our home. We wanted to save lives while keeping down our rodent population. The moles are torture on our lawn.
Friends of Feral Felines contacted us to let us know that a dad and his daughter needed to be relocated. We took them. I named the daughter Cloe and the dad Grady. A few days later, FoFF called back and said the other daughter needed a home too. We couldn't say no. So, Maisie was reunited with her dad and sister. Now our feral family is complete. Unfortunately, I'm not sure where mom is but if FoFF is involved, I'm sure she's safe and happy.
I didn't know all the nuances of caring for feral cats. The crazy things they do. The love/hate relationship they form with you. The love you develop for them and the heart they ultimately break when they don't come home for days at a time.
This category of posts will record our lives dealing with the Perils of Ferals. I hope you enjoy it and maybe even adopt one of your own.