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Community Concern for Cats rescues kittens caught in rat traps

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 5:58 am in Cats, Community Concern for Cats, Feral cats.

Feral kitten rescued by Community Concern for Cats. Photo by Adelei Warachowski, Martinez, CA
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My friend Gemma from Community Concern for Cats (CC4C) in Pleasant Hill, CA, called me earlier this week to tell me about a feral cat rescue she’d just made. Seems a guy had a problem with rats under his house, so he put a bunch of rat traps down there to trap them. What he didn’t know was a feral cat family, mom and kittens, were also living under his house. Oops. And of course some of those rat traps started catching little kitten paws.

Fortunately, we have a wonderful nonprofit feral cat rescue group in the area called CC4C, that responded when the owner of the house called for help.You can find out more about CC4C at their website: http://www.communityconcernforcats.org

The kitten pictured here is the last one they caught. Here’s what Gemma had to say about it:

Feral kitten rescued by Community Concern for Cats. Photo by Adelei Warachowski, Martinez, CA
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Gary:
My week ended happy, happy!  Got that elusive kitten this afternoon after I spoke with you.  She was out in site this afternoon, meowed to let us know she was there, a rat trap hanging from one of her back paws, and it was really lucky that I brought a fish net to snag her because she was out of reach.  So cute and sweet — about 8 or 9 weeks old, silver tabby, medium hair, white eye liner, and mom did not teach her to be afraid of people!  Great way to end the week!

Thanks so much for your help and support.  I have a feeling the guy will quit with the rat traps and plug the hole to the belly of his house to keep those rats from coming in, instead.
Gemma, CC4C, Pleasant Hill, California

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