On National Feral Cat Day Cat Corner would like to raise some awareness about feral cats and feral colonies. Many people may have dealt with feral cats or seen cats wandering their community but might not be sure how or if they can help. Through our own experience and education from Alley Cats Allies here are some FAQ regarding feral cats, how they come to be and what you can do to help!
What is a feral cat?
Helping a feral cat does not contribute to the problem! Maintaining a community of spayed/neutered feral cats helps prevent future feral kittens!
It is always good to have an emergency plan in place for both you and your pets in case you are left without power, or need to evacuate your home. It is hurricane season for Hampton VA right now and we at The Cat Corner want to help you make sure your furry family members stay safe! Here are some tips to help you plan ahead:
Feral Colonies or Strays- If you are worried about your local cats, or manage a feral colony here are some suggestions for keeping those animals safe.
PLAN AHEAD- If you plan ahead of time you won't be scrambling to get kitty in a carrier while gathering their things. DO NOT leave your pet behind. If conditions are not safe for you, they aren't safe for your pet. Commit to taking them with you. While we focus mostly on cats, we want all pets to be safe. There are many online resources to help you create your emergency preparedness plan.