Semi-Feral Cats

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Semi-Feral Cats

Post by bewareofcatz4 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:59 am

First time poster, please be kind!
I along with several of my friends are in the process of trapping and rescuing a number of cats from one person's garden in Coventry. So far 11 kittens between 4 and 10 wks have been removed, a new mum with 5 babies (now 2 wks old and thriving), 2 pregnant females who have already had numerous litters between them, 3 ginger toms and a tabby tom. The kittens, mums and 2 of the gingers are in the process of being re-homed with the help of Cats Protection and a network of known cat lovers. The remaining ginger semi-long haired male and tabby male are not very approachable. We also have yet to trap a ginger/white male, a tabby/white male, a semi long haired tabby female, a black/white male and a tabby female. Once again, all but the tabby DSH (which has a pre-approved home) are semi-feral and along with the 2 already trapped need a safer environment, such as a farm or small holding where they can live out their days free to roam and catch what they can. All have been/will be neutered through Cats Protection. Unfortunately, we have not been able to get any assistance through the other local cat/pet charities and we really do not want to let them loose back in the area from which they have come as to put it mildly, it's a hellhole. I have tried numerous groups on Facebook and tried a few local farmers to no avail. Does anyone know of any farmers or any contacts (other than the local charities) that we could approach. We really appreciate any advice/assistance. Thank you in advance :)

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Re: Semi-Feral Cats

Post by Janey » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:01 pm

Hi and welcome,

Well done on your efforts, I’ve TNR quite a few cats through the help of my local CP and vets. However, I understand how difficult it can be if you’re stuck for help. I can’t personally help you but this page below may be of use as it includes lots of info/advice on feral cats and rescues which may be able to help or advise you:

http://www.catchat.org/index.php/about-feral-cats

Best of luck.

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Post by bewareofcatz4 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:44 pm

Thanks Janey, I will have a look :)

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Re: Semi-Feral Cats

Post by Janey » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:06 pm

Just a thought, if you’ve not already done so, you could also contact all the rescues in your area, or further afield even, and ask whether any would be prepared to list the cats on their website for you, if they are unable to help directly:

http://www.catchat.org/adoption/index.html

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Post by Meandmymunki » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:51 pm

We relocate feral cats continually through the Facebook equine pages, so basically search the words 'Coventry equine' 'Coventry horse' and join all the groups that come up and advertise them on these groups (pictures always help) with a little write up saying will catch vermin for a meal and a bed etc etc. It really works we have done about 30 so far this year this way.

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Re: Semi-Feral Cats

Post by bewareofcatz4 » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:07 am

Meandmymunki wrote:We relocate feral cats continually through the Facebook equine pages, so basically search the words 'Coventry equine' 'Coventry horse' and join all the groups that come up and advertise them on these groups (pictures always help) with a little write up saying will catch vermin for a meal and a bed etc etc. It really works we have done about 30 so far this year this way.
Thank you, that's really useful :)

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