Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How can I make a shelter for feral cats for the winter in the midwest?

I have a garden shed but there is a neighbor's dog kennel rather close to it. These are" feral" I'm not able to get close to them at all.They take food when it's left for them.

How can I make a shelter for feral cats for the winter in the midwest?
The ASPCA has lots of information on caring for feral cats on their website, and offer much printable information, as well as classes in some areas. You should be able to find what you need here: http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer
Reply:Don't encourage them to breed and perpetuate the problem by giving them food and shelter.

Feral cats are one of the biggest causes of the decline of small wildlife in this country.

They need to be trapped and spayed or neutered.
Reply:I agree that they should be trapped, and fixed, at the very least. If you're not able to do that-a doghouse with a blanket in it works well-it's what we use for our barn cats. Remember, feral cats are essentially impossible to tame of they're over the age of 6 months, and can carry disease, as well as kill birds and other wildlife.
Reply:You really should have them trapped and fixed.
Reply:I agree 100% with tink. I volunteer for a shelter/rescue, where TNR (trap-nueter-release) is supported. You need to contact your nearest cat rescue/shelter, and ask them if they are TNR supportive, and 80% will tell you yes. They'll come trap, nueter, rabies, heartworm, flea the ferals and release them where they were foudn around your property. Don't even think about sheltering these ferals unless you do this, other wise you WILL be adding to the cat population heavy duty with'n the rest of the year.

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