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Ferals & Rescue

Feral cat care and rescue articles

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    9 Ways To Help Feral Cats During Hot Summer Months

    The life of homeless feral cats is always hard, but even more so during harsh weather. In many areas, summertime brings new challenges in the form of fewer water sources as well as intense heat. You can help make life just a little bit easier for...
  2. Quiz: What Do You Know About Feral Cats?

    How well do you know feral cats? For many, they are invisible felines. For some, they are beloved kitties who appreciate the care and love their providers offer. Let's see where you stand. Take the quiz to find out how you measure up in your...
  3. A Feral Cat Or A Stray Cat? How To Tell The Difference

    There's an unfamiliar cat visiting your backyard. Maybe this kitty hides away under your porch, only coming out to eat the cat food you're leaving out? Or maybe he or she meows at you from afar or even approaches you? What should you do?...
  4. 7 Inspurrational Quotes For Proud Lovers Of Feral Cats

    We love our cats and think the world of them. We do everything we can to provide them with quality food, veterinary care, warm places to nap and our everlasting love and admiration.

    There are cats out there - biologically identical to our...
  5. Are You An Expert On Newborn Kitten Rescue?

    Whether a mother cat gave birth in your home or you came across orphaned kittens under your porch - you never know when and where you may be faced with the challenge of rescuing newborn kittens. Take this quiz to see how much you know about this...
  6. I Found Abandoned Kittens - What Should I Do?

    Veterans of the Pregnant Cat & Kitten Care forum are familiar with springtime posts that read -
    "I came across 4 kittens hiding under my front porch!"
    "Last night, I found these three kittens."
    "We found two kittens that are about 1 day old."...
  7. 9 Practical Ways For You To Help Feral Cats

    Anyone can help feral cats! Yes, even you! You don't even have to have a feral cat in your area in order to act today. Read on for some effective ways in which you can help feral cats - the last one will probably take you by surprise!

    What Are...
  8. Why You Should Not Surrender Senior Cats To Shelters

    Thinking of surrendering your cat to a shelter? Think that your cat would be better off in a different home where she won't be alone all day long? Feel like you can't figure out how to feed a cat on a budget? Can't afford veterinary care? Having...
  9. How To Help Feral Cats Stay Safe & Warm During Winter

    The needs of stray or feral cats, whether one or a colony, are the same—shelter, food, water and safety. For those taking care of a cat who just won’t or can’t make himself come into the house, here are some tips for making the cold weather a bit...
  10. Kitten Season In The Uk

    Kitten Season is almost upon us in the UK as well, with some already seeing cute little bundles of fur being born and looked after by their Mums. Sadly some of these little darlings won't have such an easy life and will end up either as a...
  11. Twelve Heartwarming Cat Rescue Stories Shared By Our Members

    We are fortunate to have cat lovers from across the globe share successful rescue stories here on the forums. Here's a small selection, based on a recent call we made for rescue stories with a happy ending.

    I found Bear in my neighbor's barn....
  12. Volunteering At The Animal Shelter

    There are a number of reasons to volunteer at the local animal shelter, but people find ways to talk themselves out of it.

    Reasons include: It will be too sad, I’ll want to bring them all home, I don’t know what to do.

    If you think it will be...
  13. Adopting A Stray Cat

    Why Adopt a Stray Cat?A stray or abandoned cat is in danger from predators, cars, stray dogs and unfortunately, people. Food can be hard to come by and in winter, fresh water is frozen over. A warm place to sleep might be under someone’s car....
  14. How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Shelter Cat?

    The rates to adopt a shelter cat can vary widely, depending on how much care the cat has needed and what tests are done before he’s ready for adoption. In general, between $50 and $150 is common.

    You can expect the cat to be spayed or neutered...
  15. A Cat Called Dustbin

    During October 2012 we held a writing contest focusing on feral cats as a theme. This is the winning story, submitted by our member jiskefet.

    A cat called Dustbin
    ( A Dutch feral rescue story)

    When the neighborhood cats took over our garden...
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