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My Feral Cat Project Book

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FC: Save Our Feral Cats!!!

1: My Feral Cat Statement | Feral Cats are in need of our help. Without our help many of them will be hunted, or killed in the wild or in shelters today. Something must be done. Killing off these cats will not solve this problem. This will only make it worse. The cats will continue to breed until their population is back to the way it used to be. Trap and neuter is the best solution. This way cats will be streril and the the population will decrease over time. These cats will be able to live normal lives without being harmed. Help to save these thousands of abandoned cats. If there are feral kittens try to adopt one if possible. Contact your local feral cat organization to find out how you can help.

2: What is a Feral Cat? A feral cat is a cat that lives in the wild and /or has been abandoned by a human. Most feral cats are left to fend for themselves and only live approximately 2-5 years. Feral Cats breed in colonies to capacity and stay together in groups. Feral cats are not very friendly to humans, and live in many abandoned homes, and other places. Feral cats survive off of eating mice, rats, scrap food, left over pet food, and vegetation. They do not survive well on their own and are predators to many wolves and coyotes. These pictures are of two younger feral cats.

3: Feral Cat Statistics It has been estimated that there are over 30 million feral cats alone in the United States and this number keeps growing and growing

4: Can Feral Cats Live Longer? The answer is yes! With your help many can live over 10 years and longer. Trapping cats carefully and taking them to your local clinic to be spayed or neutered can make a big difference. In fact with these vaccinations and treatments these cats when returned will be less territorial and live much healthier, happier and longer lives. All it takes is a little bit of time and love

5: DId you know???? There are around 30-40 million feral cats alone in the United States and more than 100 million in the world. This picture was taken in Egypt where feral cats are also present. This fact comes from the Feral Cat Caretaking Website.

6: What Can You Do???? You can start by feeding the cats in your area to make sure that they are kept healthy and not starving. Also you can then take them to a local clinic to be looked at and have TNR done. Which allows the feral cat population to dwindle down.

7: What is TNR? TNR stands for trap neuter return and it is a method that many clinics use today to spay and neuter Feral Cats at low costs. This method is best for reducing feral cat population in that it decreases the amount of breeding colonies do. Euthanization is bad and does not help colonies at all.

8: Why is Euthanization Bad??? It is bad because it does not solve the problem. The cats left in the colony will only continue to breed until they cannot any longer. Euthanizing is also cruel and unusual punishment for these cats and is just wrong.

9: Remember that TNR helps feral cats it is the best way to save them and to help them survive

10: All pictures are credited to: Yahoo.com and Flickr.com Thanks so much for the pictures guys

11: For More information on Feral Cats you can visit: www.alleycatallies.org or Search feral cats in a major search engine It is amazing what you can find

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Andrea Wetzel
  • By: Andrea W.
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About This Mixbook

  • Title: My Feral Cat Project Book
  • This book is made for my Technical Writing class through LCCC as part of our feral cat project
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  • Published: almost 11 years ago