I need help with TNR for my feral colony. What can I do to request help?
Please fill out the Feral Assistance Request Form. We will be in touch as soon as possible.
I have kittens in my colony! Help!!
Kittens under the age of 3 months can be socialized to humans with a lot of time and patience. Kittens older than 3 months are much harder to socialize and tend to bond with one human and are not always ideal for adoption. Please fill out the Feral Assistance Request Form and someone will be in contact with you to discuss your situation to determine the next best steps.
My neighbors do not like all of the cats feeding in my backyard because the cats wander into their yards, flower beds, gardens, etc. How can I deter the cats from going into my neighbor’s yard?
Cats have sensitive noses and don’t like strongly-scented plants such as geraniums, lavender, garlic, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, pennyroyal, or rue. So plant lots of these around the border of your garden and the perimeter of your yard to act as cat repellents.
Sprinkle pepper flakes, crushed cinnamon, coffee grounds, used tea leaves, or cayenne pepper around your beds. Some of it will stick to their feet and they’ll lick it off when cleaning themselves. Some people have suggested that cayenne could be dangerous to the animal as they could get it into their eyes. Caution: if you have small children in your yard, there’s the possibility they could get cayenne on their hands and then rub their eyes.
Sprinkle essential oils around the borders: lavender, lemon grass, citronella, peppermint and eucalyptus. To save money, dilute them with tap water and spray onto the leaves of plants around the borders of your garden.
Some cats do not like citrus fruits. So grind up grapefruit or lemon rinds or orange peels in a food processor and sprinkle it around the garden to serve as an organic cat repellent. It’s also good for your plants and the soil.
Vinegar. Spray it around the areas you want to protect. Repeat after it rains.
Moth balls (or camphor.) The moth balls last longer than the flakes. Cats hate the smell. They’re a potent chemical cat repellent weapon in your chemical-warfare arsenal.
Obtain Cat Scat™, a nonchemical cat and wildlife repellent consisting of plastic mats that are cut into smaller pieces and pressed into the soil. Each mat has flexible plastic spikes that are harmless to cats and other animals, but discourage digging. This is available at www.gardeners.com.
I am caring for cats in the winter time and I am wondering if there are any easy to make shelter or pre-made shelters that I can use to help them keep warm and dry.
If you are interested in building your own, please see the following links. They have great ideas to help shelter your cats in the winter.
How to build feral cat houses. https://www.alleycat.org/resources/feral-cat-shelter-options-gallery/
I have a feral cat that is hurt or sick. What do I do to get help for him?
You can contact Animal Control in life threatening situations to come out and get the cat. Be aware that the cat will be euthanized.
If it doesn’t appear to be life threatening, please fill out a Feral Assistance Request Form and indicate that you have an emergency and someone will be in touch within 24 hours.
Where else can I find information on feral cats?
The best source of information on feral cats can be found at – www.alleycat.org
I would like to volunteer to help trap, transport, recover, and or release feral cats. How can I help?
We always need people that interested in trapping local cats, transporting to vet appointments, providing recovery time, and then releasing. The Humane Society will identify potential locations for trapping and will make all initial contacts with the caretakers. We will have a rotating schedule of trapping opportunities and vet appointments. If you are interested in discussing further, please fill out a volunteer application and indicate that you are interested in TNR opportunities.