What to do if a feral cat has kittens?

What to do if a feral cat has kittens?

The following is an excerpt from the Petfinder Blog.

  1. What you can do:
  2. Call your local shelter or rescue group:
  3. Call your own veterinarian.
  4. Bring mom and her kittens inside (if possible)
  5. Once inside, interact with the kittens as much as possible.
  6. Get everyone spayed and neutered to avoid future litters.

Are there feral cats in my back yard?

I need some help. I feed a colony of feral cats in my back yard. One of them is a pretty young cat that had kittens yesterday or today in some tree limbs/branches that were recently cut down. There seems to be 4 or 5 kittens. The mommy, whom I call sweet-pea, is very friendly and loveable.

What should I do with my Feral kittens?

Kittens benefit from their mother’s milk and attention. Keep them together in a confined area with a box or other shelter inside this area where the mom cat can hide (if she is feral). The kittens will come out to see you and the mom cat will hide in the box/carrier.

Where does a feral cat give birth to a kitten?

Feral moms usually give birth in quiet, unseen spots where kittens will not be visible for several weeks. With no human contact, they will be totally wild. When kittens begin to romp and play, they are first noticed by humans but are not easily captured.

When do stray cats and feral kittens start?

Stray and Feral Kittens are an Epidemic: Between the months of March and September, every shelter in the region will be overrun with kittens, both orphaned litters and those with a mother. Many of these litters are either strays or ferals.

I need some help. I feed a colony of feral cats in my back yard. One of them is a pretty young cat that had kittens yesterday or today in some tree limbs/branches that were recently cut down. There seems to be 4 or 5 kittens. The mommy, whom I call sweet-pea, is very friendly and loveable.

Is it possible to tame a feral kitten?

Those adult stray cats that were once owned, or feral cats of quiet temperament, may sometimes be tamed with patience. But a feral kitten is often easily tamed if it is captured young enough. Considering the short, miserable lives that feral cats suffer, those kittens that can be tamed and adopted by humans are indeed lucky.

Feral moms usually give birth in quiet, unseen spots where kittens will not be visible for several weeks. With no human contact, they will be totally wild. When kittens begin to romp and play, they are first noticed by humans but are not easily captured.

What should I do if I find a feral cat?

Make sure that if you trap them, you get all of the kittens and the mother cat if possible. Use TNR in order to trap all of them so that they can get neutered and release, and prevent the colony from growing. When looking for the feral kittens, make sure to get them within the quiet, unseen spots, since that’s where the mom keeps them.