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Adopting the Cat into the Best Home Possible
The stray cat you are trying to place in a home deserves one that is loving, compassionate, and safe. To make that a reality, follow these important steps in the adoption process.
If you've found a friendly stray cat, and have looked for her previous home without success, you can try to find her a new forever family. But if you feel like you don’t have the capacity to foster her while you try to find adopters, don’t take her to the shelter. She is much safer outside than going into the shelter, where she could be killed. Fostering is rewarding and fun, and if you want to take it on, that’s fantastic! Follow these steps to help get your foster kitty adopted.
How to Find a Stray Cat’s Home
Occasionally when caring for your colony, or just hanging out in your own backyard, you may be approached by a friendly cat whom you suspect has a family. She’ll act a little differently than other community cats–she’ll be friendly, approach you, and could even look like she’s not used to being on her own. If you think someone is missing this kitty, follow these tips to help you find her home.
It’s important to know that if you don’t feel like you have the time and resources to take in a friendly cat, that’s OK. In that case, though, it really is best to leave her where she is after Trap-Neuter-Return.
How to Help Friendly, Socialized Cats
When you’re performing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) in any community, you will not only encounter feral cats (meaning not socialized to people), but also friendly cats. Since being trapped is a scary experience for any kitty, it may be difficult to tell the difference between a feral cat and a stray cat.