Thomas Curtis noticed the three cats in his garden last summer, naming the mum cat Tabitha and her two young kittens Memphis and Phoenix.
|The feral family sitting on Thomas' shed. Credit: Thomas Curtis|
“I left water and food in spots where the three could eat safely and contacted Cats Protection for advice.”
|Wash time for Pheonix and Tabitha. Credit: Thomas Curtis|
|Mum Tabitha would not be suited to living indoors. Credit: Thomas Curtis|
“We found a fourth feral cat who we think was the dad of the family but sadly he had to be put to sleep as he was seriously ill.”
|Pheonix the kitten had his eye fixed up. Credit: Thomas Curtis|
The kittens Memphis and Pheonix were found to be around eight to 10 weeks old and were much more comfortable with human contact than their mum. After being neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, they went on to become much-loved pets with new owners.
|Memphis the kitten received all the care she needed. Credit: Thomas Curtis|
“So if owners neuter their pet cats they can assist us to drive down the number of feral cats needing help in the future.
|Pheonix and Memphis are now safe and cosy in loving homes. Credit: Thomas Curtis|
For advice on neutering and to find out if you are eligible for any financial support, please visit www.cats.org.uk/neutering