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    Life Goes On

    A very beautiful little cat has been hanging around where my wife works for some time, and a few of the employees have made sure she was fed. She was just feral enough to avoid being trapped...until she had kittens, about five weeks ago.

    The janitor at this facility told one of the clerks that he was looking for a stick to kill something he'd found in the parking garage - which turned out to be one of the kittens, which had somehow gotten separated from the litter and its mother. The clerk swooped in, of course, and gave the kitten to a friend who took it to her vet and received instructions on keeping it fed and healthy. (I raised a kitten this way, myself, from four weeks, so I know it's possible.)

    My wife, who has known this janitor for twenty years and always thought he was a good guy, thought he might have been kidding about beating a small kitten to death, but the clerk told her that he routinely knocked bird's nests down in the parking garage and stomped or beat the baby birds to death, so it seems he had every intention of doing the same to a kitten. (In the thirty+ years I've known my wife, I've probably only seen her cry fewer than a half a dozen times, but the thought of someone, anyone, but especially someone she'd always liked doing that brought tears.)

    Shortly after that, the other five kittens were discovered, living in the bottom of a plastic tub in a fenced area, and Saturday morning they were used as "bait" to lure Felicia into a trap. The wife borrowed a large dog crate/cage from a friend, and mama and kittens are now living in relative comfort in my son's old room.

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    Felicia will be spayed and then, depending on how well she responds to being inside and around people, she will either find a home or be released into a small colony in a safe location. The kittens are still young enough to be socialized, and hopefully they will be able to live long lives as somebody's companion.

    One of the five, as soon as we put them in the crate, immediately began climbing the wire and trying to squeeze his way out, so he got his name very quickly - Houdini.
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    Currently from what I've been reading the adoption of pets is going in reverse as people are turning in their pets and the rescue facilities are being over-run with the excess.
    You may have just adopted a whole family of kitty cats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    A very beautiful little cat has been hanging around where my wife works for some time, and a few of the employees have made sure she was fed. She was just feral enough to avoid being trapped...until she had kittens, about five weeks ago.

    The janitor at this facility told one of the clerks that he was looking for a stick to kill something he'd found in the parking garage - which turned out to be one of the kittens, which had somehow gotten separated from the litter and its mother. The clerk swooped in, of course, and gave the kitten to a friend who took it to her vet and received instructions on keeping it fed and healthy. (I raised a kitten this way, myself, from four weeks, so I know it's possible.)

    My wife, who has known this janitor for twenty years and always thought he was a good guy, thought he might have been kidding about beating a small kitten to death, but the clerk told her that he routinely knocked bird's nests down in the parking garage and stomped or beat the baby birds to death, so it seems he had every intention of doing the same to a kitten. (In the thirty+ years I've known my wife, I've probably only seen her cry fewer than a half a dozen times, but the thought of someone, anyone, but especially someone she'd always liked doing that brought tears.)

    Shortly after that, the other five kittens were discovered, living in the bottom of a plastic tub in a fenced area, and Saturday morning they were used as "bait" to lure Felicia into a trap. The wife borrowed a large dog crate/cage from a friend, and mama and kittens are now living in relative comfort in my son's old room.

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    Felicia will be spayed and then, depending on how well she responds to being inside and around people, she will either find a home or be released into a small colony in a safe location. The kittens are still young enough to be socialized, and hopefully they will be able to live long lives as somebody's companion.

    One of the five, as soon as we put them in the crate, immediately began climbing the wire and trying to squeeze his way out, so he got his name very quickly - Houdini.
    They're all very pretty. Thank goodness your wife was able to rescue them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    A very beautiful little cat has been hanging around where my wife works for some time, and a few of the employees have made sure she was fed. She was just feral enough to avoid being trapped...until she had kittens, about five weeks ago.

    The janitor at this facility told one of the clerks that he was looking for a stick to kill something he'd found in the parking garage - which turned out to be one of the kittens, which had somehow gotten separated from the litter and its mother. The clerk swooped in, of course, and gave the kitten to a friend who took it to her vet and received instructions on keeping it fed and healthy. (I raised a kitten this way, myself, from four weeks, so I know it's possible.)

    My wife, who has known this janitor for twenty years and always thought he was a good guy, thought he might have been kidding about beating a small kitten to death, but the clerk told her that he routinely knocked bird's nests down in the parking garage and stomped or beat the baby birds to death, so it seems he had every intention of doing the same to a kitten. (In the thirty+ years I've known my wife, I've probably only seen her cry fewer than a half a dozen times, but the thought of someone, anyone, but especially someone she'd always liked doing that brought tears.)

    Shortly after that, the other five kittens were discovered, living in the bottom of a plastic tub in a fenced area, and Saturday morning they were used as "bait" to lure Felicia into a trap. The wife borrowed a large dog crate/cage from a friend, and mama and kittens are now living in relative comfort in my son's old room.

    Attachment 28427

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    Felicia will be spayed and then, depending on how well she responds to being inside and around people, she will either find a home or be released into a small colony in a safe location. The kittens are still young enough to be socialized, and hopefully they will be able to live long lives as somebody's companion.

    One of the five, as soon as we put them in the crate, immediately began climbing the wire and trying to squeeze his way out, so he got his name very quickly - Houdini.
    Thats awesome. The janitor should face the guillotine.
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    ... dat looks like my buddy's...

    ... Nina, a Pug/Chihuahua mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    A very beautiful little cat has been hanging around where my wife works for some time, and a few of the employees have made sure she was fed. She was just feral enough to avoid being trapped...until she had kittens, about five weeks ago.

    The janitor at this facility told one of the clerks that he was looking for a stick to kill something he'd found in the parking garage - which turned out to be one of the kittens, which had somehow gotten separated from the litter and its mother. The clerk swooped in, of course, and gave the kitten to a friend who took it to her vet and received instructions on keeping it fed and healthy. (I raised a kitten this way, myself, from four weeks, so I know it's possible.)

    My wife, who has known this janitor for twenty years and always thought he was a good guy, thought he might have been kidding about beating a small kitten to death, but the clerk told her that he routinely knocked bird's nests down in the parking garage and stomped or beat the baby birds to death, so it seems he had every intention of doing the same to a kitten. (In the thirty+ years I've known my wife, I've probably only seen her cry fewer than a half a dozen times, but the thought of someone, anyone, but especially someone she'd always liked doing that brought tears.)

    Shortly after that, the other five kittens were discovered, living in the bottom of a plastic tub in a fenced area, and Saturday morning they were used as "bait" to lure Felicia into a trap. The wife borrowed a large dog crate/cage from a friend, and mama and kittens are now living in relative comfort in my son's old room.

    Attachment 28427

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    Felicia will be spayed and then, depending on how well she responds to being inside and around people, she will either find a home or be released into a small colony in a safe location. The kittens are still young enough to be socialized, and hopefully they will be able to live long lives as somebody's companion.

    One of the five, as soon as we put them in the crate, immediately began climbing the wire and trying to squeeze his way out, so he got his name very quickly - Houdini.
    That guy who likes to kill animals sounds like a potential mass murder. Keep an eye on that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotton1 View Post
    Thats awesome. The janitor should face the guillotine.
    The janitor should be put in a drum and tossed in the ocean!

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    What an amazing story! I'm sorry the janitor doesn't feel those little lives are worth anything -- living in the country, I too have met farmers who have little to no respect for animal lives. I guess it comes from the way they were raised.

    So proud of you and your wife for taking the time and the steps to rescue these little fur balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FindersKeepers View Post
    What an amazing story! I'm sorry the janitor doesn't feel those little lives are worth anything -- living in the country, I too have met farmers who have little to no respect for animal lives. I guess it comes from the way they were raised. ....
    I'm sure that most folks who grow up on a farm are somewhat inured to the death of animals, but without any pleasure or sadism involved. When I was quite young, I used to occasionally spend a week or so with my paternal grandparents on their farm. I remember that once my Grandpa John told me how he disposed of unwanted litters of barn cats. I won't repeat it here, but it was pretty horrific. I can still picture the grin on his face as he told me about it, though, and I like to think it was just something he'd been taught and didn't give much thought to, rather than something he enjoyed doing.
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    In south jersey there was a feed plant, it processed dry feed for various farm animals and other animals for like pet stores.

    The mill was secluded behind a swamp...it was a big property...I dont know how true this is but there is truth to it....the place being much grain and other ingredients would be over un with rats...except its supposed to be a known fact that the owner takes any and ALL stray cats...this is where the truth might be stretched, they said they estimate theres 10,000 cats living on that property...they like the rats eat the grain and the rats.
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