Ask Dr. Anna: How I adopted a feral at and accidentally made a new best friend

Ask Dr. Anna: How I adopted a feral at and accidentally made a new best friend

“Was that a mouse???”

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That was the sentence that started everything. While watching TV one night, my wife saw a tiny, grey rodent go scuttling through our kitchen. We’re the kind of people who don’t have the heart to set traps to kill mice. Instead, I ordered a live-catch trap online and set it up under the cupboard.

Over the next two weeks, we caught and released somewhere in the range of 10-15 mice. It became obvious that we needed a better plan. I researched the best ways to control rodent populations. I still wasn’t comfortable with snap or glue traps. I didn’t want to set out poison since I have pets who could be harmed if they found a way to ingest it. I was left with what felt like only one good option… feral cats.

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