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.
No positive human contact.
Hidden and mistrusting
Some positive human contact.
Afraid of human touch.
Past positive human contact.
A bewildered, scared, abandoned pet.
Not enough homes, and too many cats, resulting
in abandoned cats who exist and reproduce in dangerous conditions
without dependable food or shelter.
Human neglect, particularly the failure to spay/neuter
cats and the tendency to dump inconvenient pets outside.
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.