Did you know if you turn feral (wild) cats into a shelter, they are killed if they cannot be trapped, neutered and returned? These cats cannot be put on display at a pet store. If you cannot pick it up and love on it, no one is going to adopt it as a house pet.
People with pet cats have trouble understanding that feral cats are basically wildlife. Not all cats can be tamed. These cats do serve a purpose. They control the rodent and snake population. Feral cats steer clear of people so they are not a health risk to the public.
As long as you can agree to these 2 things, you can have a barn cat to help you out!
1. You must agree to confine the cat for 14 days so that it knows where it lives. You cannot simply release a cat at a new location. It will not stay.
2. You must agree to put cat food out once a day for the cat(s) so that the cat will stay. This will NOT prevent it from catching vermin.
Texas Litter Control has partnered with multiple shelters in an attempt to find placement for these cats. Just contact one of us and we will get you fitted with your very own shiny new snake catchin' cat! Email email@example.com.
Why is Texas Litter Control concerned with the ferals?
Just because a cat is not friendly to people, does not mean it should be dead. The best plan for feral cats is to get them fixed and put them back where you found them. A lot of the kittens who end up in our local shelter belong to feral momma cats. They are found by a good Samaritan and turned into a shelter. The problem is our shelters get so many kittens, many are killed because there just isn't enough room. Cats can have 4 litters of kittens per year! If you get them fixed, you prevent litters from going into your shelter where your hard earned tax dollars have to pay to kill them.