Alley Cat Allies
is an expert on the subject of feral cats and any
concerns you might have will probably be answered through their website . Please
be aware that the majority of shelters in our area, even those that are "low
kill" and mainly non-profit will kill feral cats because they are not considered
"adoptable." KittyStar Services for Cats is in business to assist with humanely
trapping a cat or a colony to transport to a veterinarian for sterilization
or necessary medical treatment, not "euthanasia."
Because the travel time involved, number of cats, and other factors vary, fees
also vary. You may also rent humane traps from KittyStar at low
cost. Humane traps are also ideal for lost cats who are remaining close by but refusing to come out from their hiding area. A $200 per trap deposit, which is fully refundable once the trap is returned in good condition, will be collected.
Diane offers a complimentary phone consultation to help you decide on the best plan of action for your cat colony.
Your willingness to help the cats and continue to care for the cats
is appreciated! If you would like to accomplish trap/neuter/return yourself
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project is an excellent resource in the Puget Sound area. The Project is a
non-profit organization providing no or low-cost clinics on specific days; you must make reservations prior to trapping. If you think a female cat may be pregnant or her last litter is over two
months old, please don't delay!
If your kitty is lost, please check out http://www.missingpetpartnership.org. This website offers expert advice on how to search for a lost cat, as well as professional services with their tracking canines available for hire. Be prudent when hiring a search and rescue tracker dog; sadly there are fraudulent, unqualified individuals looking to take advantage of desperate pet guardians. One company that I personally recommend is Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue