Sadly, there is no
rescue shelter for older cats that were born outdoors
and lived without human touch. Only the kittens can be
saved if people volunteer to foster and learn to tame
Sadly, people wait too long
before calling for help and there is not enough manpower and
foster families to help. They wander industrial areas, mobile home
parks looking for food and some people give their time to feed
them and manage cat colonies through TNR, (trapping, neutering and
Many of the elderly feed back
yard stray cats that give birth to feral kittens that most often
bring enjoyment to the elderly watching them play and frolic and
then the population begin to grow. People don't realize that
kittens can become pregnant at 5 months old and the males can
impregnate even their mother at 4 months of age. Each kitten can
have an average of 5 kittens every 65 days! Yes, gestation is only
65 days and momma cats that are nursing can become pregnant while
Property values plummet in high
stray and feral cat areas as cat fights permeate the night and
cats suffer with abscesses that go without treatment and
infections and death are eminent. People feeding cats without
calling and investigating solutions for spay neuter are part of
the problem. Often they are forced to call for help when neighbors
complain and the city forces the homeowner the get rid of all the
cats within a certain period of time.
Sadly, there is no real rescue
for feral cats. There is no where to relocate them all. Shelters
kill wild and fractious acting cats!
TNR before the situation gets
out of hand is the only humane option.
Community Animal Network does
not believe euthanasia should be used as a birth control method.