There is controversy about whether adult feral cats can and/or should be socialized. We can answer definitively that, yes, most feral adults CAN be socialized. The question of whether they SHOULD, depends on each individual cat and their situation. Many of our adopted ferals came to us sick, injured or pregnant. Many have lifelong special medical needs and couldn't return to their homes in the wild. Most or all of these remarkable cats would traditionally be considered unadoptable, and would have been euthanized.
We offer this page as a growing body of evidence of what feral cats (and kittens) are capable of, if given a chance.
We Trap-Neuter-Return/Adopt to help humanely address the global cat overpopulation crisis, but in order to change the system that created the problem, we also need to address its root cause. We tell the stories of our ferals to change perceptions and prove they are not disposable. As people's perceptions change, their compassion, connection and desire to take action grows. That means more spaying and neutering, more volunteers, more adopters, more advocates, more resources and more support within communities.
We are grateful beyond words to the amazing adopters who have created facebook pages to amplify this message and show how rewarding life with a formerly feral cat can be:
TinyKittens Society is a volunteer-run non-profit society registered in British Columbia, Canada.