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I have been feeding a feral cat for a year. She lets me pet her now. Can you help me find someone to adopt her?

Often feral cats will learn over time to allow one or two caregivers to come close to them, pet them, and even very rarely to pick them up. This is sometimes called "feral fixation." The cat develops a strong attachment to those one or two people who have been caring for them for a long time. On some level they have learned to trust those who have long provided them with food and water. That does not mean that the cat is tame enough to be adopted and placed inside someone else's home. If you want to test how tame the cat really is bring someone with you to the feeding station that has never been there before. You will probably find that someone who is a stranger to the cat can get nowhere near it.

This cat is happy in her familiar environment. While it may seem to you that the cat's living conditions are horrible and that an indoor home would be better, the reality is that the cat is better off where she is. In a shelter or in the home of a stranger she would most likely spend her days in fear, hiding under a bed or in a closet. Finally, remember that tame cats and kittens surrendered by their families to open admission shelters are still euthanized because there are not enough people willing to adopt them. As long as that is the case there is no point trying to tame adult feral cats or trying to move semi-feral cats from the street into adoptive homes.

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