Feral or Friendly? Rescuing a Sick Street Cat

Posted in Cat Videos - On: May 10, 2019 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Videos 
Last Updated: October 30, 2021  
Author:  Jan Travell

Flatbush Cats is a organization focused on reducing the outdoor cat population in Brooklyn, New York.

There are over 500,000 cats on the streets of New York City and Flatbush Cats focus on trap, neuter and return training (TNR), mentoring and educating people in this process and of course cat rescue and adoption.


One day the folks at Flatbush Cats realized they had a visitor when they checked their back yard camera.

This stray kitty had decided to take up residence in one of their winter shelters.


There was already a colony of feral cats living there, they just didn’t want to live indoors but they had all been spayed or neutered.

It was thought strange that he was welcome because usually this colony of cats didn’t tolerate visitors, they even let him share their food.


Then he was given a name: Julius.

“Julius appeared outside looking for food, but wouldn’t come near me for days. I had a feeling he wasn’t feral – hopefully he was just a shy stray cat who needed some TLC. But first I needed to trap him to provide medical attention.”


This video is his journey from the streets to living a VIP life.

Watch the video:


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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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