Question: What Can I Do About A Feral Cat Problem?

How do you help an injured feral cat?

If possible, restrain the animal.

Create a barrier or use a carrier, leash, piece of cloth, or length of rope to keep the animal in the area.

Signal approaching vehicles to slow down if you cannot confine the animal, or divert traffic around them if they appear to be injured and is still on the roadway..

How do you keep feral cats off your property?

Scatter fresh grounded orange and lemon peels or spray the area with citrus-scented fragrances. Coffee grounds, pipe tobacco, oil of lavender, lemongrass, citronella, and eucalyptus also deter cats.

What is the best bait to catch feral cats?

Try jarred baby food, canned mackerel, or chicken. Make a food trail. Coax wary cats into the trap with a trap of tiny food scraps leading up to and then inside the trap. Gradually increase the size of the bait scraps as you place them on the trigger plate and beyond.

How do you get rid of feral cats?

The TNR method is exactly what it sounds like. First, you trap the cat using a humane cat trap stocked with some appealing kitty chow. Then, you take the feral cat to a local TNR program to be spayed or neutered. Lastly, you release the cat back into the wild.

Why is feral cats a problem?

The main impact of feral cats is through direct predation, but cats also spread diseases that affect, humans, livestock and our wildlife. These diseases can cause abortions in livestock which reduced farmers’ productivity, and create scar tissue in livestock meat which reduces farmers’ incomes.

How do most feral cats die?

These small animals die from repeated puncture wounds and from being crushed by cats’ jaws. Unfortunately, many cats spend a great deal of time playing with their dying, convulsing prey, whose suffering is intense. Many of these animals are then left to die slowly when they stop struggling but remain alive.