A few summers ago I was pet sitting at a home where there was talk of getting “rid of” a big wild cat that kept coming around to eat the food put out for their outdoor cats.
I begged them to let me try to get him, which I did in a Have a Heart trap with a bowl of tuna.
Upon taking this wild tiger cat home, he almost immediately escaped.
I was sickened with worry about him being in a different environment with again no one to care for him, and how I had let him down.
After a couple of weeks, however, in our vegetable garden we noticed bite marks on many of our big tomato plants.
It turned out that this big Tiger Cat (that we named the same) was the half starved culprit.
So steadily, with food taken out to him morning and night, and building trust, with a great deal of love, this wild man came around to become my cherished friend.
I watched over time, as month’s (and years) passed, as he came down a notch or two of wild, to a beautiful beloved friend who I cherished.
It was amazing to see what love (and trust) can really do.
I have shared this story with many people who have also been challenged by adopting and helping feral cats, as we did………well worth the effort for them and for you.