Feral Cats - The Forgotten Tails of Human Irresponsibility

By Kneading Paws Animal Rescue (A fantastic organisation to support)

Feral cats, the forgotten tails of human irresponsibility, are domestic cats that have reverted back to being “wild”, or they are cats/kittens of these forgotten felines. They often lead a life of suffering and hardship; succumb to illness and disease, suffer hunger and malnutrition as they have to scavenge for their food and give birth to hoards of kittens which often do not make it past kittenhood.

There are several ways for you to make a difference. Please see below for ways you can get involved:

The main focus of Feral Cat Day is to promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR). TNR is the responsible method of care for feral cats and stabilises feral cat populations. The cats are humanely trapped, vaccinated for rabies and sterilised (so no more kittens will be born). They are then returned to their original location to live out their lives and defend their territory - ensuring that no new feral felines move in. TNR also improves the cats’ lives by relieving them of the stress and sexually transmitted diseases of mating and pregnancy. In the end, unlike catch and kill, TNR works!

Why not support our Sponsor-A-Spay campaign? A donation of R200 will cover the costs of sterilisation and ensure a happier and healthier life of a feral cat. 200 bucks definitely well spent! But, as we all know, every cent counts, so a smaller contribution will be beneficial as well. If you would like to donate towards Sponsor-A-Spay, our bank details are as follows:

Branch code: 252445
Account number: 62301621472

For more information about Sponsor-A-Spay, please contact Luke on 071 60 1838 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

There are hundreds of feral colonies around the globe; they set up camp behind shopping centres, restaurants, parking lots... In fact, wherever there is food, water and shelter. Some colonies already have a care-giver, providing them with food, deworm them regularly and try to find help to get their cats sterilised – perhaps you can offer your assistance to such a care-giver. A great source of information, Alley Cat Allies’ “Colony Care Guide” can be downloaded off the internet at http://www.alleycat.org/Page.aspx?pid=293

Please let us know if you are aware of a feral colony that needs help – we can point you in the right direction to get help with TNR.

We look forward to hearing from you!