FERAL OR STRAY CAT POPULATIONS CAN CAUSE ISSUES IN SMALL TOWNS
This is a Feral cat
This is a Stray cat
How do these cats cause problems?
These cats take over homes
They only take over homes because an animal lover may invite them in but soon enough the owner of the home is moving or sleeping outside, because the cats begin to populate with one another, after population the owner moves or sleeps outside but mostly move.
After moving, the cats do not have anyone there to feed them, they continue to starve, they become dangerous and attack other cats, the corpses get diseases and some cats eat the other for food.
After eating the diseased corpses those cats get diseases, they get many health issues.
In comes the hero
There are many companies that help animals, some people do it alone, but in the end they clear the houses from the cats and take them to the vets, sadly some cats cannot be saved and have to be put down, others stay there for a few months until they are ready to go to foster homes and get adopted.
How do we avoid this?
- Taking the cat to the vets for treatments like;
- Fleas and any other bugs
- Neutering and spraying
- Checking if there is a chip
- Getting the cat to a foster home