There is a baby gray kitten on Echo Mountain in Mills Branch Village that I tried catching, (and almost caught it) but couldn't shut the door fast enough behind it. I put kitten food (can food) in my little carrier and the poor baby is starving, so it ran right in to eat..and it looks like it's right eye is hurt or it may be blind. It's reflecting in the right eye only. I was told that his eye was shut a few days ago but it's open now and looks different than it's left eye.
I was told that it was born on the roof and it's mom came back two days ago.. And that the kitten is around 8 months old.. The momma is gray too. The neighbors told me they feed it every once in a while, but they don't want it to become dependant, so I'm afraid it will eventually die :( I wanted to catch and keep it, and name it birdie, since it was born on a roof, and it and it's brothers and sisters fell off of the roof, like a baby bird would fall from a nest. Maybe someone else might be able to catch it and give it a good home? Or do feral cats know how to survive on their own?
A nice man across the street gave me his pole to help me try to shut the door of the cage, but the Kitty wouldn't come near the cage bc of the pole. He said the kitten was in his garage for a while and a lady across the street said she would keep it for her boys but she's allergic..and two other neighbors weren't interested in it..So I'm hoping someone might want to try to catch it and take it in. I see it at night on my runs, and it jumps in the gutter and hangs around the same homes. Yesterday it was under a car trying to stay out of the rain :(
I was wondering if he's a Russian Blue or not.. He looks healthy.. The neighbors have been kind of feeding him.. His eye reflects more in one eye.. Maybe it's normal? He or she is a smart Kitty bc it went halfway into the cage and then back out lol. Then it couldn't resist the food and got trapped. Now I need to get him to warm up to us.. and his shots.. That's where my Husband comes in hahaha.
Just go slow and keep feeding him, LOL. Just love. I doubt this cat is truly "ferral" Just looking at his demeanor being in that cage is not hysterical panic, like a ferral cat would show. He may be scared but he looks pretty calm to me.
I've been afraid to touch it this whole time since it doesn't have shots yet.. And my Husband comes home and just reaches in and pets it, and it's just sitting there enjoying being petted. Lol. Yeah it's pretty tame.
I just saw the mommy cat across the street from where I caught the kitten, and she is gray and long haired. I did notice the kitten looks like it's hair is longer than a short haired cat..it's pretty fluffy around it's belly and tail just like the momma cat. So cute but I wish someone could catch the momma cat.
ATD.. The kitty is afraid of us all but warming up. Maybe one day I can get a pic of them both.. Would be funny.
Watchout..Yes we are keeping Birdie :) The momma cat is too fast to catch and not always around.. I was told it leaves for a couple of weeks and then appears shortly. Very unpredictable. This is the first time I saw the momma cat..and it was late and I was running so I had nothing to catch her with. I was told that the day before I caught the kitten, the momma cat came by real quick and laid in the grass with the kitten..and that none of the other kittens have been around anymore.