As rescuers, we do TNR (trap, neuter, release) but also try to tame ferals and, if possible, find good, permanent homes for them. Whisper was rescued when she was about eight weeks old and she was quite feral initially. Though she was a pretty, dark brown kitten, very dainty and playful, she was not adopted. She was a wary little cat and took time to warm up to new people.
She is now about 13 years old and she has significant health issues. Vet specialists believe that she has a viral infection that causes her periodic, but extremely severe, congestion (in January we came very close to losing her during one of these episodes and she needed to spend four days in an oxygen chamber). At other times, she is comfortable. Her condition is closely monitored and, when she is more stable, will need to have several dental procedures done.