Feral cats are natural hunters and provide excellent rodent control for those who have issues with mice and rats. However you do need to continue to feed them cat food daily and provide fresh water at all times. As well as some type of shelter to protect them from the elements.
If you have a country home or farm and are interested in utilizing feral cats to manage pests, please fill out the form below.
AFCHS volunteers can provide support and advice on how to manage a feral cat colony. This can include expert advice on trapping, transporting the cats to a local veterinarian, altering, testing for feline diseases, vaccinations, recovery time and release back into a safe area. We can sometimes provide help and assistance on the above depending if we have funding available. If we have an open country or barn home available, we can provide a new safe area for relocation.
Animal Friends Connection Humane Society offers a feral cat rescue workshop training class at Petco quarterly. Check our upcoming events page and subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of upcoming workshops where feral cat rescue volunteers share their experiences and offer advice. We also show a video clip from the Alley Cat Allies organization on how to trap and care for a feral cat colony.
Part of our feral cat program includes the need for safe homes to relocate small colonies (small colonies usually contain one to four cats). Quite often feral cats have taken up residence where they are not welcome or not safe. If we cannot convince or educate people to trap, neuter and release the cats back into their original environment, we need other safe areas to relocate the colony.