This is a plea for help with some of our cats, who are either young strays, born outside, perhaps in a colony, or, through no fault of their own, find themselves away from human contact, thrown out by owners who have moved or ignored by them or have been treated cruelly. They are neither feral nor domesticated, but certainly timid. One of our team has coined the phrase “Twilight Cats”. She has two such cats living on her property and I think it best if she tells their story.
“Back in the summer of 2016 I was fostering two beautiful tabbies, mother and daughter, called Emerald and Amber. They came in with their kittens who were stunning and, when ready, were easily homed. It soon became clear that these two mums were never going to be domesticated. We tried to get them an outside life with food and shelter but, as we were in the middle of kitten season, we had no luck. My husband suggested we release them into our garden. I took loads of pictures before their release as I was convinced that they would up sticks and run.
I need never have worried as, after an initial explore, they returned every morning and evening to the pen for their food and shelter. I have never regretted my decision to take on these two beauties. They look for me every morning and evening for their food and now rub around my legs – still cannot pet them, but maybe that will come in time, I am not in a hurry! You can follow their progress via our Sponsorship Scheme
If you are interested in taking on this type of cat, we will willingly come to your property and guide you through what you need to do. Just call us on 0333 567 4746
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to make further enquiries.
Twilight cats will suit people who, for a number of reasons, are unable to offer a cat an indoor home, such as those with an allergy to cats or where another pet would not welcome a new member of the household.