Help with Feral Colonies

We have a very small but dedicated team of volunteers who trap, neuter, and return feral cats to their colonies. It brings great hardship on the mother cat to have and raise kittens in a feral environment.

Unchecked, a feral colony may reproduce at a rate where there is insufficient food to support the colony and many cats will starve. The cats who starve are very often young cats between 6 months to a year old, when the mother has stopped feeding them but that are low in the pecking order for food.

jemimaNeutering will also help prevent the spread of diseases in the colony, such as FIV and FeLV, which are spread by mating and fighting.

Feral kittens, if caught young enough, may be domesticated and homed to spare them the life of hardship they would otherwise live.