Feral cats are those either born wild or that have lived so long away from humans that they can no longer be found new homes as pets. They are the same species as our pets and are equally protected in law
An uncontrolled feral colony will grow quickly; the cats will be susceptible to disease and may also become a nuisance. Simply removing the cats is not a long-term solution, as a new colony will soon move in
The best option, therefore, is to neuter all of the resident feral cats within as short a time frame as possible, whether it is one mumcat with her litter of kittens that are past the time frame for easy socialisation to the human home because they have come to our attention too late. Or whether it is an established colony of several adult cats and kittens. A controlled, healthy and manageable colony will deter other ferals from moving in and will keep vermin levels down
We can help towards the cost of neutering a feral colony, and providing we have the resources we will do our best to assist in the catching and neutering of these cats. BUT .... we can only do that if you are able to assist us as well. We are not a big branch and we are all volunteers, therefore it helps greatly if we get assistance from other peopleHouse a Mouser
Can you offer a suitable abode for a couple of feral cats?
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