In honor of National Feral Cat Day, two very appropriate quotes:
A feral animal, having once been domesticated, is not the same as a wild animal. A wild animal may become tamed—indeed, many infant mammals can be tamed—but the ancestors of a feral animal have already been tamed, through the process we know as domestication.—Ellen Perry Berkeley, Maverick Cats: Encounters with Feral Cats
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince