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FERAL CAT PROGRAM

The Humane Society's Feral Cat Program, also called Trap-Neuter-Return, has been in existence for approximately three years. The program addresses feral cat overpopulation by locating cat colonies that have a caretaker, that is, someone who feeds the cats and provides shelter. This T-N-R program is currently used all over the world with enormous success. The problem of cat overpopulation always brings with it unwanted behaviors and problems such as territory marking (spraying), cat yowling during breeding fights, spread of disease and of course overpopulation. Did you know that two unaltered cats, assuming that all the offspring live, can theoretically produce over 400,000 cats in a seven year period? Here's how the program works. Volunteers of the Humane Society go to the location where the feral colony is living. The cats and kittens are trapped in humane style traps and taken to a veterinary office the following day. The cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, checked for ear mites, given a rabies shot and the tip of the left ear is clipped off so that the animal is identifiable as having already been "fixed." After the cats rest for a day, a volunteer returnes the cat to the colony from which it came. The Humane Society of Calloway County uses donations to fund this important program. For more details about this program, call us at 270-759-1884.
Sue Greegan prepares traps.jpg
Sue Greegan prepares traps.jpg
Steve Humphries baiting a trap.jpg
Steve Humphries baiting a trap.jpg
Sue Greegan places a trap.jpg
Sue Greegan places a trap.jpg
Steve Humphries with 1st catch of the day.jpg
Steve Humphries with 1st catch of the day.jpg
Lining up the trapped cats.jpg
Lining up the trapped cats.jpg
Cats and kittens get transported to the vet.jpg
Cats and kittens get transported to the vet.jpg