Tips for Animal Care with a Stray Cat

It has become popular all over the world for people in neighborhoods to provide Animal Care for stray and feral cats. It has even become a community project in many areas. Taking care of stray and feral cats is a benefit to the neighborhood, the cat itself, and the caregivers as well. Below you will find some tips on how to deal with stray cats in your community, so that you can coexist together.

Trap-Neuter-Return
The primary concern when you find a stray cat or a colony of cats is trapping them safely, neutering or spaying the cat, and then returning them to the environment that you saved them from. Having this done stops male cats from spraying and female cats from getting pregnant and having more stray kittens. They are also said to live longer healthier lives if they are spayed or neutered.

Give them Food and Water
Many people decide that they will feed the stray cats in the community. If that is what you decide, you should try to feed them on a regular schedule and make sure to remove any remaining food within 30 minutes. If you don’t remove the food, then you run the risk of attracting insects and wild animals to the area.

Provide Shelter
Yes, cats are born with fur, and they have lived outside for centuries. However, they can still be hurt by the rain, snow, hot sun, and freezing conditions. Providing shelter for the cats will deter them from straying to people’s yards that don’t want them there and protect them from the elements as well. You should make sure that you bring any cats you are attached to inside if the news asks you to during a frigid winter.

These are just a few tips to help you with Animal Care when it comes to stray and feral cats. You will be helping not only your community, but yourself, and the stray cats as well. From providing shelter to giving food and water, you can make a difference. Contact Humane Society of Huron Valley for more information.

Humane Society of Huron Valley


3100 Cherry Hill Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI, US, 48105
   
(734) 662-5585
   
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