Do you have outdoor cats living in your community? Feral cats are like the cats in our homes, but they are not socialized to humans. Many were born outdoors and did not receive positive human contact at a young age. Strays are often cats that were abandoned, dumped, or escaped. They tend to be socialized with humans.
TNVR is the most effective method to reduce the community cat population. If cats cannot breed, then the population will naturally and permanently decrease over time.
WOASH cannot offer trapping services, nor do we accept feral cats in our shelter. We can offer assistance with finding low-cost spay/neuter options. We also pair with mobile spay/neuter clinics to offer this service for the community.
We have a trap available for "rent" with a refundable deposit. ALWAYS have a plan in place before you trap.
Shelter's can be purchased or easily made at home. When creating an outdoor shelter, like the one pictured above, always use STRAW and not hay or blankets. Remember, straw is for strays, hay is for horses!
Only feed feral cats if you intend to have them spayed/neutered. Feeding without fixing encourages them to reproduce and make home to your property.
Fresh water is hard to come by for a feral, provide fresh water daily.
Feral cats did not ask for this life. At some point, humans failed them. Humans caused the problem, and humans need to help with a solution. Relocating is not a successful method of population control. Trap and kill is inhumane. It does not provide effective population control and new cats will move into the area to take advantage of the resources.