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- Feral cats are not stray cats (who by our
definition has owners), but are born in the wild & are independent
live in colonies of which the size may vary, forming around food sources.
Matriarchal rule holds for cats.
- They are territorial and seldom just lets in a
- Colony temperament may vary.
people think that they can just dump a cat with other cats in a colony, but
this is not true. This poor cat will not
be welcomed into the colony and will have to fight for survival.
- Killing feral cats does not lower their
numbers. New feral cats will soon take
up their place.
- Feral cats are scared of human interaction.
- A feral cat will not survive in a
caged environment for long.
- They have to fight for survival every day.
do not add, they multiply and that is why TNR (Trap-neuter-release) is at the
centre of what we do! A cat can fall pregnant at the young age of 4 months and
her offspring of 4-6 can each have their own litter just four months after
that. This means that one cat can have
at least 12 kittens in a year and this cycle just repeats itself. You can do the maths! In 7 years, one pair of unfixed cats and their
offspring can produce up to 420 000 kittens.
can smell the females in heat from miles away.
This is also why your unfixed male will walk around.
- Studies show that they pose no public
- We do adoptions, but keep in mind
that a feral cat’s transition to domestic life is a slow process and some may
never fully transition.
they went through TNR you will identify them by their badge of honour: a tipped