Blackie found a wonderful caregiver in Helen L.. She sent us this current photo of him, looking healthy and fluffy. He had a very different appearance and demeanor when she first met him, but in the year since he was neutered at FCCO last July he changed. Neutering can significantly reduce behaviors associated with mating such as territorial fights with other cats and constant nightly yowling to attract fertile females. Helen describes Blackie:
Rachel N. sent these 'before and after' photos of her formerly-feral cat "Tux" along with this update: He was much scrawnier when we first met him; he's filled out a bit now... he eats like there's no tomorrow. We were feeding him outside for about a year before we brought him into FCCO, and during his recovery from his surgery we let him stay in the garage - which he LOVED. He was super lovey and wanted to sit on my lap almost immediately. Those few recovery days turned into slowly letting him in the house from time to time... and now he thinks he owns the place! He's been such a friendly cat we decided he could be a permanent resident.
We have helped over 70,000 feral and stray cats and receives all funding from donors like you. Your support means a great deal to FCCO and the cats and caregivers like Tux and Rachel who we help. Thank you!