we are also celebrating a rescue! we would like you to meet mr. kitty (aka houdini).
mom rescued him from a person who trapped him and was going to dispose of him. he was in the trap outside in the cold rain (that is why he is wet in the photo). mom got him into a crate and gave him a blanket to lay on. mr. kitty is still scared even though he has been living in our den for about 3 weeks. he is eating the same dry food and stinky goodness we eat. but he only eats and drinks when he knows no one will see him. mr. kitty escaped from the huge crate mom had him in so he is living in our den. he stays hid until he thinks the coast is clear. mom wants him to know he has food, water, and shelter here. she wants to get him neutered and UTD on shots. but first she needs to get mr. kitty to trust her enough to let her touch him. once she gets him all fixed up, she wants to find him a home of his own. if he continues to stay scared of people then she wants to find him a nice home as a barn cat. a friend of hers knows someone who loves barn cats but he has coyotes that like to visit his property. mom really doesn't want to let him go there. she would prefer mr. kitty has a safer place to live.
mom here. this poor guy is still scared of people after 3 weeks in my den. we are not pushing him to be friendly. small baby steps. my daughter will watch tv in the den and we still use the den as the main entrance/exit into the backyard. the scratches on his face have healed. i think he got them trying to escape the trap he was caught in. he is a nice size and seems otherwise healthy.