The Tale of the Cats

Jeffrey Cohen
4 min readMay 16, 2020
Calico stray kitten caught for trap neuter release or domestication by the ASPCA

One sunny afternoon, I was getting my kids out of the car when a scruffy feral cat stepped out from under my neighbor’s deck. She was followed by two kittens but when I moved sideways, the mother cat let out a deathly hiss and I backed away.

Later, we saw the mother cat cross the street, carrying one of the kittens in her mouth. I walked to the side of the house and found the other one, shivering and mewing in a bush. Without…

Jeffrey Cohen

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