There are feral cats in my neighborhood. What should I do?
Female cats can have as many as three litters of kittens per year. That means that an unspayed female cat and her offspring can produce as many as 420,000 cats in seven years.
The most important thing to do is to humanely trap these feral cats and transport them to a veterinary clinic where they are spayed or neutered. At the same time, they may also receive a health check and vaccinations. Click here for a list of low-cost spay/neuter services for stray and feral cats. These organizations can tell you where to find traps. Click here for humane trapping instructions for feral cats.
Feral cats can protect your property by keeping other unvaccinated animals away. Objectionable behaviors such as fighting, yowling during mating and spraying are greatly reduced once the cats have been spayed/neutered.