Daisy was living outside at a college, and had her 5 kittens there. During the school year, she was fed by students and/or employees, but when the school year ended, no one was left to feed her. She was found by the college's maintenance workers, and they arranged for her to come here. They brought her and the kittens here in feral cat traps, although we don't know if they had to be trapped or if they were able to be picked up. Daisy was quite thin, but was otherwise in good health.
Daisy and the kittens lived in a large cage when they first arrived. Our staff members and volunteers held the kittens often to socialize them. Daisy watched but didn't seem to mind. The kittens would usually hiss when we picked them up, but they didn't bite and seemed to enjoy the petting. Daisy was let out of the cage (and was spayed) when the kittens were weaned, and the kittens were let out after they had their vaccinations.
Daisy and the kittens will tolerate a little petting, but they are still pretty shy. They often stay together, although the kittens are getting more and more independent.
4 of Daisy's 5 kittens, shortly after arriving
Daisy (far right) and kittens, shortly before they were weaned
Even after being let out of the cage into the big Cat House, they often stick together
The kittens chase a moth in the window (the moth got away)
Daisy and some of the other cats on the back patio of the Cat House
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