Before I knew about TNR, Patches came to my door. These days I’d just set a trap and that would be that. But then I left food out for him and gradually tried to make friends. It took months. At first he’d run when he saw me – which is why he looks well fed in his ‘Before’ picture – he’d been eating at mine for quite a while before I could get him to pose. But you can see he’s the slightly tatty look of the outdoor stray.
As you can see, once he trusted me he settled into the life of a housecat very, very easily.