How to socialize feral kittens

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    Flatbush Cats

    This crew was living in a pile of furniture behind an apartment building in Brooklyn, NY. It's a very common scene during the summer months - so what do you do?

    This video walks through the steps you can follow to socialize younger kittens who are around 2-3 months old. Make sure you take a TNR class (trap neuter return) before using traps (visit flatbushcats.org/tnr for more info).

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2 місяці тому
ToyotaGuy1971
ToyotaGuy1971

May God bless you and keep you.

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puppetsock
puppetsock

Excellent explanation of the socialization process. Only one "trick" I can suggest to add to your toolbox. Get a small damp cloth and use it to groom the kittens, especially around their ears and face. Many cats seem to like this. Maybe it feels like mom's tongue. You don't want it to be too wet because most cats don't like being wet. But they don't mind being "licked" or actions that feel like being licked. And they will let you know when they have had enough. You can sometimes get them to tolerate having their feet cleaned as well.

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s w
s w

This is so cool and heartwarming. Made my day watching this; so glad to know there are people like you out there doing this beautiful work.

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Access Point
Access Point

@cesarmed I think it was the best part

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Mal’s exotics
Mal’s exotics

Great job 👏 The black one is my favorite also

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Quantum Comata
Quantum Comata

You cannot distinguish between them so it’s best to feed most of them if not all.

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Quantum Comata
Quantum Comata

They better give you rabies if you don’t pet them perfectly.

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billybats releaseparty
billybats releaseparty

lol i loved around 9:20 that kitten was trying to fill his mouth with food so he could run off and eat it away from you

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Quantum Comata
Quantum Comata

Nobody can resist capturing a kitten.

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Quantum Comata
Quantum Comata

The more they meow the more you must pet them.

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Anthony
Anthony

0:05 do I ever wonder where my cat came from, after being out all night.

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Bobby Gene Tummolo
Bobby Gene Tummolo

Beautiful. This is what I had to do with a foster feral puppy.

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the oofer
the oofer

0:16 f it sounds like u problem cats

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Amazon Associate
Amazon Associate

4:32 - LOL! That kitten still eating looks like a Scottish Wildcat.

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Les Daniell
Les Daniell

A .22 works real well

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Simanta Choudhury
Simanta Choudhury

My brother takes out stuck fish thorns and chicken bones pieces from inside my cat's mouth. That's how they have trust in each other.

4 години тому
Joel Cruz
Joel Cruz

😊👍🐈🐈

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y2ksw1
y2ksw1

I am socialising differently. Kittens love food and playing. I train them for a word associated to food. And I play with them. I also speak cat language perfectly well. My feral cats behave well and are free to decide whether follow me or their own way. Really free. Some leave, most stay.

4 години тому
udavidism
udavidism

For the entire first half of the video the cats had no bed or anything soft to lay in other than their litter box. Every animal wants something soft to sleep on. Big fail there.

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It's still all quiet Today
It's still all quiet Today

Don't 'socialise' the bloody things, shoot them.

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palpablenotion
palpablenotion

My current cat is actually the final kitten from a group of 6 feral kittens we captured approximately 18 years ago. My dad could never turn a feral kitten away despite his repeated claim of hating cats. Only one of my cats has not been feral and that's arguable as she was a barn kitten. We rescued an older kitten when I was 6 (we being the neighborhood kids) and she was never quite domestic. My sister and I literally had a kitten run into our shins, knocking himself silly long enough for us to grab him. He was polydactyl (7 toes on one paw, 6, 5, and 5) and he acclimated probably the fastest. The 6 kittens were under 4 weeks old, we had to bottle feed them, so there was little push back from them. A mother cat we'd seen around must have been injured or the new weather scared her or she lost her "den" to a possum, because she left her 2 week old kitten literally on our doormat (she had made a home in a shed behind our house which was over 30 yards to walk because of the fencing - solid wooden hip high and no holes or ways to get under, we had to continuously check because we let our dogs out and one was smaller than our full grown cats. She knew we had cats and cats are so intelligent, so we do believe she purposely left him there). He was left there during a terrible sleet storm that would have probably killed him if we didn't find him and he never domesticated despite the extremely young age we got him at. We bottle fed him of course and he'd growl the entire time, he'd growl and get defensive when we started switching him to solids. He might have had a psychological issue, looking back, because I've raised a lot of kittens and he was the strangest. We raised him alongside the kittens of the 4 feral kittens of the 6 we couldn't rehome and we had the males neutered as early as possible but had to wait for the females as they were already pregnant. One of the 4 had brain damage. When we took them to the vet after rescuing them, we knew something was wrong with her. One side of her face was ballooned out. The vet examined her and discovered she had a botfly larva growing there. It was removed and the vet claimed it was the largest he'd ever removed from a living creature (and smallest creature he'd removed one from) and he was surprised it hadn't killed her. Over her life we discovered she had suffered brain damage from that bot fly. One of her kittens also expressed signs of mental retardation. This is probably why we never thought too deep into feral Baby, who never stopped growling over food and always was more aggressive than warranted. Thank you for your work. And for your helping of the ecosystem. Feral cats are like a natural disaster as per the damage they can do to an ecosystem.

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Rud
Rud

What is that BlazBlue remix playing in the background?

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H
H

Remember many years ago, my mom brought home two feral cats. My dad wasn't having it. And to be honest, while I didn't have anything against cats, wasn't into them and always a dog person. Long story short, the female made progress with my mom while the male (supposedly brother) disappeared. My mom thinking it got out of the house made me search for it, where I found him in the back of a long wardrobe closet in the corner where he made a small nest-like shelter. Each day I visited him and brought fresh water and some dry food. Until I stopped to make him come out. Learning his late-night routine, when he waited for everyone to fall a sleep, I ambushed him in the kitchen and closed the door and stayed there for an hour. Having him watch me prepare his food and giving it to him, I then laid on the floor by his side and watched him as he cautiously ate and then brought out a piece of yarn and played with him, gradually shortening the string until he was right next to me. As if realizing how close he was, he then suddenly pulled back and I laughed. I remember saying "OK, enough for tonight" and opened the door where he slowly walked out, stopped to look at me, and turned the corner to go back to his "dungeon." The very next morning while eating breakfast, I heard a sad, urgent _meoow_ and looked down to find him rubbing up against my leg. I dropped some food down to him and he then jumped up my lap. That evening when I cam home, he heard me and came out to greet me by the door. It was then obvious to everyone that he was "my" cat. And he was for over 12 years until he passed. Of all the animals we've had, never have I bonded with an animal as deeply or knew a more rascal of an intelligent animal or would have thought something as small as him would occupy such a big part of my heart that felt empty for a long time afterwards. One of the best experiences and memories I have had and grateful for having, even despite the pain at the end with loosing him.

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Cuong Nguyen
Cuong Nguyen

Thank you for what you have been doing.

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Amy Eisenman
Amy Eisenman

Before you know it, the kittens will realize, "We're adorable and we can manipulate the humans to do our bidding!"

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G Howard
G Howard

Four kittens living the good life. Excellent.

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G Howard
G Howard

Last year when our precious cat “Bunnies” went to kitty heaven, we adopted two kittens from the shelter. XENA, the Princess Warrior and Goldie locks our finger kitty. We give them love and a good safe home. They are precious.

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G Howard
G Howard

Well done

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G Howard
G Howard

They are so cute. I always talk sweetly to new kitties. They can feel my love. I have fed kitties with a spoon too. This is a really nice video. Thanks for posting it.

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G Howard
G Howard

So far, We saved over 15 cats and kittens. We took them all to the vet. Fed them breakfast and dinner and played with them in the evening. They are (except one) living a good happy and safe life.

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Cakra Sagiarta Lee
Cakra Sagiarta Lee

how to socialize feral kittens? 1. kidnap 2. bribe 3. brainwash

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BillyDeLacey
BillyDeLacey

I had a cat once. We also took two steps forward and one step back, but we came together because opposites attract.

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Mai Lan Nguyen
Mai Lan Nguyen

These feral kittens are too cute it's illegal...

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HUNTERMAN
HUNTERMAN

The mom would be very worried... Dont worry momy youtube got them

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Ryan Kareth
Ryan Kareth

I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like cats I like

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Elżbieta Kozak
Elżbieta Kozak

Thank you so much. Our animals our love. Thank you friend:)

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Martin Dziezic
Martin Dziezic

Six years ago I opened my front door to a frantic meowing kitten about 6-months old . . . There was no hissing or hiding she jumped into my arms day one and after a big meal she went sound a sleep on my bed .. next morning she was purring happy as can be with slow blinks and head butts . I was as if she lived here always .. today she still thinks she's a kitten and never any trouble at all !

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Petr Slivinski
Petr Slivinski

Incredible work you do. Thanks for all the work and the benefits the kittens and cats will reap from your kindness!

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Johnny
Johnny

With a pellet gun

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Tom A
Tom A

The best thing I ever gave my 2 cats was a plain cardboard box closed with circular holes cut in the sides. They lived on that box 24/7. They would scramble to be the one lying on the top of the box every day... Don't was money on store-bought stuff a cardboard box will beat all of them in cat playtime.

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Einzeller
Einzeller

Now I want to adopt a cat😪

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TheDDVShow
TheDDVShow

Gifts are selfish. If you didn't derive any pleasure from it, you wouldn't do it.

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Flameroller, Pale Cislord
Flameroller, Pale Cislord

The brown and spotted ones appear to be mixed with Bengals.

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lexi ramz
lexi ramz

Why am I crying. This is so beautiful. 🥺

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Mondrian
Mondrian

What a transformation. 🥺 cutie mow mows

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JokoHolic
JokoHolic

This content is amazing. Educational and inspiring.

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JokoHolic
JokoHolic

Thank you for rescuing the kittens.

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Spyros Konofaos
Spyros Konofaos

This video was recommended to me and I ignored it for a long time but now that I watched this video I knew why it was in my recommended, this video made me cry and remembered that one cat we had that got lost, but we had his brother but he hasn't appeared home since our neighbors cars got on fire and we don't know if he's ever coming back 😢 please lets pray together so he can come back home.

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Just Like That Cat
Just Like That Cat

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

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Alcalyne
Alcalyne

Man this video has been in my recommendations for days. Ok youtube I'll watch it....

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Ifeanyi Ugoji
Ifeanyi Ugoji

6:07 cats have evolved like humans?!?

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Ifeanyi Ugoji
Ifeanyi Ugoji

4:40 I SAW THAT CAT WINK AT ME?!?

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Chad Nathan Marks
Chad Nathan Marks

Ive had cats all my life, growing up we once had 30 cats because my aunty would bring home strays, now in my late 40s i still own cats because they bring the nuture and care out of me which has and is always missing, cats are beautiful creatures and its natures test on how good of a human being you are when you can care for them

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infamous
infamous

there so cute

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Bobby Brooks
Bobby Brooks

This channel is a full of shit media Corporation SHILL channel... Everything They say is a lie... They are the fake News script readers of GIVEFBNMNt agenda puke

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Bobby Brooks
Bobby Brooks

@Jack Bryan They exaggerate the problem, Just as They exaggerated the CONVID deaths.... THEY are nothing BUT liers....

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LittlePleb
LittlePleb

@Jack Bryan Ignore Bobby here. I’ve seen them before and all they do is spew nonsense.

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Jack Bryan
Jack Bryan

so raising feral cats to give them a better life is apparently a lie, and an agenda....? i don't think so lol

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Jeff Lin
Jeff Lin

Thumbs up on video report

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Levi Peterson
Levi Peterson

If you're just trying to get cats used to humans, then great, but if you plan on raising these cats, then you'll never really have that connection, the cats will always view you as a food source, rather than a companion.

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TalkingSoup
TalkingSoup

this is so wholesome

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John Dormer
John Dormer

You people make a massive difference for the cats and society. We are only as good as how we treat the least among us.

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Randy Delph
Randy Delph

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F1 Rocket Engine
F1 Rocket Engine

Before anything else, wink affectionately. It says you are not staring and making your dinner plans. Wink gently and lower the head. This works for all animals.

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Your Love Story Tarot
Your Love Story Tarot

I love cats!!! Love the video.

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Dene. F.
Dene. F.

Well done. Good for you. We can't get a common cat for love nor money here in England these days. The covid situation has made it so difficult. Have been looking for a year now. Many thanks.

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Amanda Wilcox
Amanda Wilcox

Great process information! Thanks for taking your time from doing the work, to showing us how capture and socialization work with young ferals.

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Tyler
Tyler

I'm trying but she's still _so_ scared

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Fast Cara
Fast Cara

WHY CAT SO CUTE

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Rob_ Scott3
Rob_ Scott3

With a burlap sack

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Fast Cara
Fast Cara

Illegal to have a cat in my country but they are very cute

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Anime Reincarnation
Anime Reincarnation

Why did I start to cry when it comes to "Saying Goodbye part " 🥺😿🥺😿

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10W-40
10W-40

The pacing, the footage, the narration, the music and the process. It's all perfect.

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•’ Floral Vxbes ‘•
•’ Floral Vxbes ‘•

I used to have some feral kittens who mother left them and got pregnant again, we had to bottel feed them but they got stronger and they got used to us a played alot, but something happen to them, they found a new home or a black vulture got ahold of them

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Da pantystealer
Da pantystealer

Flatbush zombies

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Annelise Doros
Annelise Doros

My cat used to be a stray, before she was picked up by a local vet shelter.

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Yuna Alvarez
Yuna Alvarez

I have no intentions of socializing feral cats this video just randomly made its way on my youtube recommend and I enjoyed it. It's really well made

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Эрликон
Эрликон

классный выпуск

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Randy Levin
Randy Levin

You’re providing a great service with this video, THANK YOU👍

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Jennifer Ciccarelli
Jennifer Ciccarelli

Great job! Thank you❤️

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Claudio Polanco
Claudio Polanco

6:08 bipedal style

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Linda LeMieux
Linda LeMieux

Good video.

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joel lastname
joel lastname

That black and white fur kitten is sweet, and its rare to find that kind of fur cat color..

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Nancy Noble
Nancy Noble

Nicely done! Terrific preparation for a new owner!

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Kokichi Saihara
Kokichi Saihara

6:05 HE/SHE IS STANDING-

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♡ Zoey ♡
♡ Zoey ♡

I love cats

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Sasha Lyn
Sasha Lyn

Thank you so much. All my cats have come from outside - I could have REALLY used your video then but I'm sure it will help many. The visualizations are priceless.

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A Kochel
A Kochel

Wish I had seen this before. I let two kittens go this summer, and the loving Mum, because I didn't know any better. I feel so bad. How will they survive the Winter?? ;-(

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Stiofán Ó Frighil
Stiofán Ó Frighil

Had a cat in my garden at the weekend, probably only a year old, flea & tick riddled.. Poor thing was really friendly, allowed me to hold her.. It was ravenous as I fed it cat food, yet never took a drink of water.. I couldn't take it in, in that state.. So the next day I got the meds, tweezers & stuff.. But not had it back since.. A Facebook appeal yielded nothing either?? Probably ashamed of the state they've let this poor wee thing get into.. Some folks shouldn't have pets..

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Pajeet Singh
Pajeet Singh

You don't catch them with mouse like trap. If you visit and pet them enough they will let you carry themselves.

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MARIA CRISTINA
MARIA CRISTINA

Dear, what kind of Camera did You use?

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MARIA CRISTINA
MARIA CRISTINA

Dearest Thank You for helping them and helping TNRs like me how to socialize, I gave up on soc a couple of times cause I did not have this knowledge, Now I am in the right path w 3 kittens, in just 3 days they r coming to get the food from me, is gonna take time but we will Succeed God Bless You😻

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Ty
Ty

my hands are slot mechines... ok

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ColdBloodedVK
ColdBloodedVK

My cat was a feral kitten as well, she was picked up on the highway intersection with a broken paw, several months of treatment and slow socializing and now it's an adult cat with perfectly fine paw... she is afraid of strangers though, but when I bring her to the countryside and she gets a taste of freedom on the yard it is hard to get her back home, the origin insticts still kicking in.

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jarzard1288
jarzard1288

its simple you just shoot the fucking psycho, cats kill so many birds its not even worth keeping them

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Marcia Ferreira Curi
Marcia Ferreira Curi

God bless you! Amazing Project!

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tashpiro01
tashpiro01

comfy vid love

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Discy The Recorder
Discy The Recorder

save da kitties!!!

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prettyravegirl70
prettyravegirl70

I love how I heard one of my fav fighter games blazblue during kitten playtime

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Honig Döschen
Honig Döschen

so ein schönes video

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Bernadette Mendoza
Bernadette Mendoza

What a great video and what a great person you are. Blessings!

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Stone Cold
Stone Cold

WE LATINOS 100% LOVE ❤️ LOVE 💕 ALL Kitty cats 👉🏿🐈🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸❤️🙏🏾🥰👍🏽😽❤️👉🏿And MAGA USA 🇺🇸 yep 👍🏽

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Hazard_Tilted
Hazard_Tilted

brought to tears on this one boys.

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Kim Dobeck
Kim Dobeck

Another GREAT video! This was such an informative video. You make it look so easy. In the long run they just need love, patience and compassion. Good work!

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Joe Hill
Joe Hill

I want that meerkat at 6:11

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Trulaug
Trulaug

Tsundere Cats

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Giants of Colossus
Giants of Colossus

We rescued two kittens from the area near Atlantic Ave and 3rd. The first was crying underneath a vent pipe in 10 degree weather. He had green puss oozing from his eye. I brought him home, and my wife was afraid we could not keep him, but we cleaned his wound and gave him succor. She called me the next day from work frantically asking if I had put the cat out, which I had not (of course). Orion lived with us for many years, and was a very happy cat. A few months later, I found a feral on the sidewalk when walking our dog, in the same area. I picked him up and brought him home. The two cats seemed to be siblings, although totally different in markings, they got along splendidly. Boots also lived a long, and happy life. The night I brought him home, he cuddled up next to me in the bed and insisted on belly rubs. Until the day he left us, he came up for the belly rubs every time I lay on the bed. We also did not have to do any domestication for these cats. They both adapted very quickly to their new home. But we are very empathic people. Random Dogs often come up to us on the street looking for attention, because they know...

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