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Am I doing the right thing?

post #1 of 8
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Hello everyone:

I've been helping kitties and finding homes for them for a while now, but this time I'm having a hard time. A feral Mommy cat had three kittens in an empty lot near my home inside an old car, the thing is I've been trying to take her babies and bring them here to my home so I can take care of them and find them homes, well, I was able to take one, a beautiful siamese mix, adorable! I think the babies are like 2 months old, the baby I took is eating well and looks happy, very playful. But, her Mommy knows I have him and keeps screaming and calling for him, he does hear her and cries too. Am I being cruel??

I feel awful when I see them suffering like that, but what am I supposed to do? let him to go that car again? What I'm trying to do is get the other two kittens so I can find homes for all of them.

This is different because the other times I've rescued kittens, they didn't have a Mom or the Mom was here with them, but this mamma cat is wild.


What would you do? My Mom keeps telling me to let him go with his Mom, but i can't ((

I'm so stresseddd!!
post #2 of 8
That must be heartbreaking to listen to them crying for each other!
IMHO you are doing what is best for the little one by taking him off the street and finding him a home. If you let him go, he may not ever have another chance. I hate to hear you are so stressed about it, but you would feel worse if you let him go and something happened to him. Good for you for saving him and giving him a chance.
post #3 of 8
Do you have a small room, even a small bathroom or closet that you could keep them all in?

Have you checked on Petfinder.org (Im not sure about PR) for any rescue groups in your area that can help you trap them all to help with spay/neuter?

You are the only chance for this little guy. I know it must deeply stress you to hear them crying, but try to look at it like, you wouldnt let a little baby cross the busy street just because he cried. I know its different situation but its the same that its for their safety.

Sending lots of good vibes out that way, you are doing a good thing
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you both soo much, you are making me feel a lot better. Sadly, here is Puerto Rico there are no good rescue groups and there is no help and there is no trap and release program. You both have no idea how animals are treated here, I'm ashamed of my own country, I know it sounds bad, but it is true. I'm doing all i can myself and there are some good people out there who do their part, but the shelters are all awful and disgusting and they don't help animals, they just kill them.

Like a year ago I found a kitty with mange and I called the shelter for help. I just wanted to know if they could treat him and then give him for adoption (I was naive thinking the shelter was a good place) , but they told me that if I brought him in they would inmediately euthanize him because they didn't want the other cats to get sick!! Can you believe that???? mange is so treatable!! So, I took him to the vet and in a week he was perfect and I found a perfect home for him. That thaught me not to ask for help again and do what i can myself.

I just wish it was easier...
post #5 of 8
Look through this list. These are places that are looking to place animals in homes. Some of them you may only be able to contact through email, but contact as many as you can to see what kind of resources they have to help you.

http://www.petfinder.com/search/sear...location=00610
post #6 of 8
that's too bad there are no resources there for TNR. but you're doing what you can, and that's what matters most. The crying thing will wear off shortly, if the kittens are 2 months old, they're nearly to the age they'd be on their own anyway. good luck!!
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Momto4kitties View Post
But, her Mommy knows I have him and keeps screaming and calling for him, he does hear her and cries too. Am I being cruel??

I feel awful when I see them suffering like that, but what am I supposed to do? let him to go that car again?
In a very short time the mom will reject her kittens because they will threaten her territory. If you give them back to the mom, you are actually being cruel in the long run. As Pam suggested, put the kitten in a small room if you can away from the sound of her mom's cry. It will stop soon and you just need to ride this out for a short time.

for doing all that you do to help these babies!!
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much I think everything is getting a little better, the baby doesn't seem to be missing his Mom at all, he is playing and eating well and she is not crying that much now. The only thing I'm worried about is that the other babies are so wild, and so scared of me, i can't even get close to them without them running to hide.

I will keep trying.
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