man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

A man found three little feral kittens outside his apartment complex. He spent days trying to rescue them and wouldn’t leave anyone behind.

He shared the rescue story via reddit: “I saw this poor little kitten sitting outside the closed bar in my apartment complex. I was so sad for this poor kitten, but I was late for work and couldn’t stop. Then on Monday as I was leaving for the store I saw the kitten again! Only there were two of them!

So I went back to my apartment, grabbed a box. and some treats and set out to catch ’em all pokemon style.

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man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

I set up some treats and along came these two guys. And I was like sweet! But they never came out of the bushes when I was nearby. I was very sad. So I had some wet cat food lying around and I figured that might coax them out!

And with luck it did. Sadly the end result was the same, they little guy (or gal) just ran when I got close.

So then I remembered I had a cat carrier so I went back to my apartment and got my cat carrier. When I returned I saw there were THREE kittens.

I setup my cat carrier. But at this point I didn’t see them again that night so I packed it in.

Several people suggested I get a trap from the local humane society. The next day I did just that and got a humane trap. But the weather was against me. The tropical storm or depression or whatever it was rolled into Austin and it was pouring rain. There was no way I could setup the trap where I had found the kittens originally.

So instead I set it up on the deck of the subway attached to my apartment complex (the trap is on the right side, its hard to see).

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

Anyway within 30 minutes one of the little guys showed up and got himself trapped! First kitten rescued. I totally forgot to take a picture and when I let him out in my apartment he immediately hid.

I went back out and stayed for 2 hours in the pouring rain (the trap and I were shielded though) but to my dismay the other too kittens were no shows.”

But that didn’t stop him. He was determined to get all the kitties into a safe home, so he went there again on another day hoping this time he could succeed.

“I set up the trap in the same spot, took my chair, listened to Ronald Jenkees and browsed reddit. I waited 30 minutes and no kittens had showed up so I started to lose faith.

However just as I stood up one of the kittens jumped up onto the deck! I backed away as stealthily as I could and waited.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

So now I had two kittens, but I didn’t want to leave the third one all alone without his brothers (or sisters). So out I went again braving the light drizzle.

I waited an hour before the third one finally showed up. And he was a tricky one, he wouldn’t even get close to the cage if he could see me (I was about 20 feet away mostly obscured by a trash can). So I waited 5 minutes and then peaked. He was trying to get at the food from outside the cage rather than go in. He saw me and hid at the edge of the deck just peaking his head up to see if I was there. This happened 3-4 more times until I said… I’m going to wait 20 minutes without peaking.

And I finally got him :). And when I let him out it was a mew fest for 20 minutes all three of them just mew mew mew.”

It took him about 3 months trying to tame the kitties, but everything was well worth it! “They eat tons of food and make me clean the litter box constantly… and they have names as well.”

This is TT, the tiniest tabby.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

This is Jayne.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

And this is Blake.

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

All three of them share a bed with their human and like to wake him up at 5:30 in the morning! “3 days trapping; 3 months domesticating, and 3 cats I can’t do without!”

man rescues 3 feral kittens then now

WATCH VIDEO: Three little buddies in their new safe home!

WATCH VIDEO: Same toy ball from the previous video, but the kitties are all grown up!

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Happy 8th birthday Maru!

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scaredy cat survivor gains trust and shows love
She looked so sad and scared. Her human couldn’t say no!

This is what love can do. It gave this kitty hope to trust and love again.

Three months ago, Shiloh the orange and white cat was absolutely terrified of everything. “She spent most of the first month with me hiding under the bed and running anytime I got close to her,” said reddit user yokj6.

“This little girl is the biggest scaredy cat ever. She flinches away from lovins and runs and hides if you even sneeze. Her tail has been broken, but she’s a survivor.”

scaredy cat survivor gains trust and shows love
She had a hard time trusting people. Her tail has been broken. She may have had a difficult past.

In just a few months, Shiloh made the biggest turn-around.

“As I was going through all the pictures I’ve taken of her… I cried a little bit just thinking about how absolutely terrified of me she used to be, and how huge of a change there has been in her. I’m so happy I took a chance and adopted her.”

The morning after adoption: “She looks tired, and continues to flinch away when I try to pet her, although she is leaning into the lovins and purring after a few seconds.”

scaredy cat survivor gains trust and shows love

3 months later… “Now, she greets me at the door and cuddles on my lap while I watch Netflix.”

scaredy cat survivor gains trust and shows love

Laying on her new big brother. She’s so tiny compared to him!

scaredy cat survivor gains trust and shows love

She loves snuggling with her human now. All it took was patience, a comfortable home, and a lot of love!

scaredy cat survivor gains trust and shows love

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