Woman Rescues Family of Feral Kittens in Illinois Neighborhood

An Illinois woman managed to trap five feral kittens and their mother in her Springfield neighborhood on September 21, before bringing them to an animal shelter to put them up for adoption.

Footage taken by Amber Lozzi shows her attempts to rescue the five-week old kittens and their mother, who was born in her backyard last year, in an effort to tame the neighborhood’s feral cat problem.

Speaking to Storyful, Lozzi said that she’s managed to trap or re-home 28 cats and kittens over the past few months. Credit: Amber Lozzi via Storyful

Video transcript

AMBER LOZZI: I live in a neighborhood with a serious feral cat problem. So today, we're going to trap a set of five-week-old kittens that were actually born to a mom who was born in my backyard last year. There are seriously cats everywhere in my neighborhood. And here's the mom of the kittens we're going to be trapping today. They are exactly five weeks old. And here we go, maybe? Maybe?

[SCREECHES]

Yeah, she's not too happy about it. But most of these kittens are lucky to survive infancy between the predators and, of course, illness.

[TRILLS]

This is the last one I have now caught four out of the five. And of course, people think it's a good idea to leave out food. But then it makes it all the harder to trap them in the live trap. But finally, I got the fifth one. Now let's see if we can catch their mama and get them all off to the shelter to get fixed up.

I live in a neighborhood with a serious feral cat problem. So today, we're going to trap a set of five-week-old kittens that were actually born to a mom who was born in my backyard last year. There are seriously cats everywhere in my neighborhood. And here's the mom of the kittens we're going to be trapping today. They are exactly five weeks old. And here we go, maybe? Maybe?

[SCREECHES]

Yeah, she's not too happy about it. But most of these kittens are lucky to survive infancy between the predators and, of course, illness.

[TRILLS]

This is the last one. I have now caught four out of the five. And of course, people think it's a good idea to leave out food. But then it makes it all the harder to trap them in the live trap. But finally, I got the fifth one. Now let's see if we can catch their mama and get them all off to the shelter to get fixed up.