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Updated 05JAN19
About Feral Cats

The Basics

Introduction What is a Feral Cat?

What is a Feral Cat?

The term 'feral' is used to describe cats that have no home. They come from different backgrounds. Some were born in the wild; others had homes at one time. Some will never trust people. Some will learn to trust again, but they all deserve better. Please help us to help them--and to prevent the unwanted offspring that multiply their misery.

Total Feral Total Feral Total Feral

Total Feral
No positive human contact.
Hidden and mistrusting

Semi Feral
Some positive human contact.
Afraid of human touch.

Converted Feral
Past positive human contact.
A bewildered, scared, abandoned pet.


The Condition

Not enough homes, and too many cats, resulting in abandoned cats who exist and reproduce in dangerous conditions without dependable food or shelter.

The Cause

Human neglect, particularly the failure to spay/neuter cats and the tendency to dump inconvenient pets outside.

The Solution - TTVAR-M

This proven solution for feral cat population control is TTVAR-M.

TRAP - Humanely capture feral cats who can't be handled. Take them to the vets who treat their injuries and diseases.

TEST - Ensure no fatal, incurable Feline Leukemia through a blood test.

VACCINATE - Prevent the spread of rabies and distemper with shots.

ALTER - Spay or neuter the cats and confine them safely until they recover.

RELEASE-MANAGE - Return them to the trapping site and provide for feeding, or place on ranches if their original site is hostile.

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