I have a cat problem that is not even my doing. Stray cats think that its nice to make my property home and there are getting to be too many. I cant afford to spay and nueter every cat that just happens upon my door step. I didnt want them in the first place, I have two cats that I committed to own and the female is spayed and the male is nuetered, I did my part for what I committed to. We dont have a humane society, there is a so called shelter in town but only accepts animals if you live in town (its a tax thing) I walk out my front door and I am greeted by 6 cats some that probably have kittens hidden away somewhere. There are also 2 more that have been coming around but run off at the first sight of humans. I have managed to put some of the more friendly ones in homes. But I am not an adoption agency.
what a shame. if i were in your situation i would call up the friends of animals, 1 800 321 pets and get a few low cost spay neuter certificates and catch the ones i could and have them neutered or spayed. even if it is just one every month or so. it will be kitten season soon and we really dont need any more kittens being born. i would also, while they are being neutered, have their ear tipped so that way you know who has been caught and done and who hasnt. some of the people around us have brought some of the animals in twice because they had no way of identifying who they had done already. ear tipping is a universal way of knowing that a feral cat has been altered and vaccinated, so in case the animal leaves your property once it has been done, the next person who finds him/her will know the animal has been altered. in case your vet doesnt know about the ear tipping, it is the left ear that is done and the amount taken off is about 1/3rd.
but thats me, i could never turn them away
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
We dont have those places around here. There was a S.N.A.P. program for a while but they ran out of money. Its a very rural area that doesnt invest a lot of money into dog and cat programs and since I live in the country the shelter doesnt apply to me.
Can you talk to a local vet about the situation? Growing up I lived in a very rural area that people often dumped their cats. There was constantly kittens around! The local vet would spay/neuter any and all that was brought in. The vet would often call our neighbor (who fed these cats) if someone was looking for a cat or kitten. We did manage to place a good majority if we could get them out before they turned too wild.