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A cat walks in front of a glass wall reinforced with tapes as Typhoon Matmo approaches the northeastern coastal town of Nanfangao in Ilan county, northern Taiwan (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters via Yahoo News)

A cat walks in front of a glass wall reinforced with tapes as Typhoon Matmo approaches the northeastern coastal town of Nanfangao in Ilan county, northern Taiwan (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters via Yahoo News)


Photos of Pets and Their Owners Decked Out in Matching Fur (Photos by Lisa Strombeck via Feature Shoot)


Jason Houge never intended to live with 30 feral cats.

Granted, these wild creatures had always scurried to and from the front porch of his farmhouse in Green Bay, Wis. His sprawling two-acre front yard provided the ideal environment for the roaming felines. Mr. Houge and his girlfriend, enjoying the cats’ visits, often put out cat food and a bit of fresh water for those that came by. As winter approached, Mr. Houge built an outdoor shelter as a temporary home for his new companions. Each month brought new visitors — some that lingered for the entire winter, others that came by once or twice, never to be seen again. By summer’s end, more than 20 cats were regular visitors to his home.

Make that 30 — two of the cats had litters. Now his office is a makeshift cat club and his bathroom a kitten nursery.

“They’re all over the place,” Mr. Houge said. “But I think we see each other as family.”

And he’s the family photographer. He began capturing and sharing intimate moments on Instagram several months ago, hoping, he said, to give the public a deeper understanding of the lives of wild cats.

Family Photos of Feral Felines (via Lens)



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