WHAT IS A FERAL CAT?
Feral cats are the descendants of lost or abandoned domestic (“tame”) cats. Because they have not been handled by humans as kittens, they grow up as if they are wild animals and are wary of humans. They are therefore invariably extremely difficult to handle, and specialised equipment is needed to trap and restrain them without injury to the cat, the trapper, or the vet.
TRAPPING AND NEUTERING
Our volunteers work tirelessly, setting up and monitoring the traps in order to safely and humanely capture a feral cat/kittens. This can sometimes take days or even weeks and requires a lot of patience . Once caught, the adults are taken to be neutered, then released back to the area after a suitable recovery time.
In cases involving kittens, we try wherever possible to rehabilitate and rehome them. Our dedicated foster carers take kittens into their own homes where they are provided with warmth, comfort, food and of course, safety. Gentle handling and positive interactions can, and almost always does, alleviate the learned fear of humans.
We are always in need of foster carers in our area. If you feel you can help and would like to know more, please don't hesitate to get in touch.