Monday, 15 August 2011

Cats Protection Wear Valley & Darlington Volunteering - Feral Kittens

Cats Protection Wear Valley & Darlington Volunteering
 Today has been like a lot of other days spent trapping feral kittens, 7 from one location with more to come and of course the adults 7/8 of which will be neutered. All this is a huge drain on the Charity resources and is so preventable if only people were responsible. Inbreeding has caused lots of health issues in these kittens including eye problems, a colony which will have started with one uneutered stray!

A feral Cat is a descendant of  a domesticated cat that has returned to the wild. 
It is distinguishably from a stray cat, which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandoned, while feral cats are born in the wild; the offspring of a stray cat can be considered feral if born in the wild.

Feral cats are distinct from stray cats or lost pets in their attitude toward humans; whereas a stray or lost cat may approach humans and can be handled easily, feral cats typically resist prolonged human contact. 

A domestic cat that has reverted to wild, unsocialized behavior, or a descendent of such a cat. Feral cats live without significant human contact and they are not socialized to interact with humans. Their behavior is generally wary, fearful or aggressive depending on the situation. Feral cats are most frequently found in urban and suburban areas, though breeding populations of feral cats can occur anywhere.
Kittens Become Pregnant at 5 months old
Male Kittens Can Impregnate at 4 months of age 
Female Cats Have An Average Of Five (5) Kittens In Litter 
Female Cats Can Get Pregnant "Again" When They Are Nursing!  
Kittens Suffer and Often Die From Flea Anemia, Cold and Heat When Born Outdoors  

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