What is a feral cat?
Feral cats are domesticated cats who have lost trust of humans and cannot be handled by a person safely. Your own pet cat can become feral quickly, learning to fear and stay away from people. Every feral cat originated from an unfixed pet at some point in their lineage. Hence, the importance of fixing every single house cat cannot be overemphasized!
Feral cats live in colonies and defend their turf or territory. Territory is perhaps the most important thing to a cat. Knowledge of their territory, where there is food and water, dogs, cars, hiding spots, other cats etc. enable cats to survive. The drive to return to their territory is one of their strongest instincts.
Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) offers feral cat trap/neuter/return services in Jackson County, Oregon.
Learn how to build a feral cat shelter for the cold winter months!
Below is information and videos to further educate you about feral cats, the trapping process, taming kittens, and more.
Alley Cat Allies TNR trapping information
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon: Not be to confused with the Feral Cat Coalition of San Diego this is the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon.
Feral Cats in the News ~ the Feral Cat Blog! – Daily national and global cat news, information and resources to actively use for cat advocacy and cat management.
Neighborhood Cats: Offers a wealth of information for caretakers everywhere.
CARETAKER’S GUIDE: An Overview of Caring for Feral Cats – Humane Society of the U.S. guide for caregivers.
Helpful videos below provided by Alley Cat Allies.
What is Trap-Neuter-Return
How to trap
- Taking a broader view of community cats
- Identifying feral cats versus terrified pet cats
- Keeping feral cats healthy
- Taming feral kittens
- Prowling the divide
- Fostering kittens
- Returning Healthy Feral Cats