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Feral family at the Hampton Inn, Gaffney

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Feral family at the Hampton Inn, Gaffney

I am a Northerner, where we don't have the same problem with feral cats or stray dogs. When in Gaffney on business, I stay at the Hampton Inn at exit 90. It is clean, quiet, friendly and reliable with free wireless Internet that works great! When parking upon my arrival I noticed two small cats on the edge of the property between the hotel and the Cracker Barrel. They have made a home for themselves and three small kittens in a protected area of shrubs next to the enclosed dumpster right under the Hampton Inn sign. These are smart cats, positioning themselves between a hotel with free breakfast and a restaurant. However, the adult cats are rather undersized. While I am not a cat lover, I took an interest in this feral family and picked up some kitten chow and enough canned food for the week as well as a sturdy plastic bowl. Each morning I give them my bottle of water, left complimentary in my room and some cat food and again at night refill the bowl. The cats are skiddish yet curious toward humans and the kittens, (still nursing)are just flat out adorable and not yet fearful of humans. It breaks my heart to leave them so if you are staying at this Hampton Inn, please feel free to follow in my footsteps and feed them more importantly, if you are a local, they'd make great barn cats. They could be easily lured into a Have-A-Heart Trap with some canned food. Feral cats are living, feeling creatures too. This website opened my eyes to the plight of the ferals.

www.alleycat.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx…

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