@flappinit @punnyguy I’m tagging you guys as we’ve talked cats in the past. I’m probably forgetting about a couple more persons, so I apologize in advance haha
So today I was taking my gf home and we drove past a car that was pulled over the side of the road on a street right near my place. What I saw was a lady walking away from her car trying to get a cat to follow her.
I couldn’t tell for sure what was going on, but for a split second it looked to me as if she was abandoning the cat or something. I wanted to get to the bottom of it, but I couldn’t just pull over and ask if she was leaving the cat there. So circled the place and stopped at my house to get some cat food, then drove back there. I pulled over asking if the cat was hers, with the excuse of me having seen it on the road and wanting to feed it.
Turns out she was with another woman, and they routinely give up some of their spare time to track feral cat populations, feed them, trap, and neuter them.
They seemed to be well-versed in what they were doing, and asked if I lived nearby, saying that it’s a pretty rough spot for them to visit and they could use some help.
I told them that I’d be more than happy to help if I could, and that I go for walks pretty often, and that street happens to be somewhere I find myself in often when doing so.
So they started telling us about all the different feral cats that live there, and how there are a few different “zones” that map to different families of related cats.
They told us to follow them briefly to another nearby spot, so we got back into our cars and drove a couple of minutes.
We ended up at a spot that had at least 10 different ones, that ran towards us as they saw us coming, waiting for food. I’d never seen that many cats together.
So yeah, looks like I might be helping some kittens soon
Here’s what it looked like when we got to the second location
There were a lot more around us that I didn’t film