Feral Cat Information
Assisting Stray or Feral Cats & Kittens
Our volunteers will show you how to humanely trap stray and feral cats/kittens and assist with getting them spayed/neutered. All animals are treated for worms, ear mites, and fleas, and given vaccinations appropriate for their age. This includes a rabies shot at the time of spay/neuter. The top of the cat’s left ear is “notched” for future identification. This is completely harmless to the cat. The animal will need to recover for 24 hours and then is released back into the care of their guardians. This is known as Trap-Neuter-Release (T-N-R).
You Can Make a Difference
You can start helping right in your own neighborhood. The most important way to help is by having your own animals spayed/neutered.
Is there a local neighborhood cat that everyone feeds but hasn’t been spayed/neutered? Do you know of someone who feeds a group of cats that continue multiplying? Ask for donations from neighbors to have the cat(s) spayed/neutered and sign up for the low-cost transport. For $65, you can have the cat spayed/neutered and vaccinated against rabies.
Did You Know…
A female cat, her mate, and all their offspring can produce 370,092 offspring over a seven-year period if they have two litters a year with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter.
Feral cats are the “wild” offspring of domestic cats and are primarily the result of a pet owner’s failure to spay or neuter their animals, allowing them to breed uncontrolled.
Feral cat “colonies” can be found anywhere – abandoned buildings, campuses, parks, alleys, undeveloped areas, shopping centers or businesses.