Village Feral Cats
We have teamed up with Safe House Animal Rescue League and started a probationary project to control the population of feral cats in the Village. The plan set forth will be to Trap, Neuter, Release (T.N.R). This is the best and most effective method for our Village as it will allow us to control the population within the Village in a safe and effective manner. The Village is an ideal place for food and shelter so removing the current cats would not be a permanent solution as other cats would take their place. Cats are territorial animals so once the current population is spayed and neutered no new cats should be seen in the village thus stabilizing the population.
Some areas around the Village have been identified as hot spots, however, if you know of or are aware of densely populated areas please call and inform the office of the locations. The more community involvement and help we receive, the more successful the project will be. Those who are intereted in helping please contact the Village. We ask those residents who are feeding and caring for the cats that you call the Village office so that we can speak and work with you on the plans moving forward. We also ask that all residents who have cats to tag and collar them as well as register them with the Village.
The T.N.R process starts with identifying locations and placing traps that stay open. These traps will not be placed on any resident’s property unless permission is given by that resident. Then establishing a feeding pattern and acclimating the cats with the traps, please do not touch any traps unless told or allowed to do so. Once the acclimation of traps is established then appointments and surgeries can be planned. The cats will be captured the day before the appointments and released up to 48 hours after the surgeries to limit the stress and harm on the animals. All cats that are captured will be evaluated, spayed/neutered and given up to date shots. The cats will also get an ear tag that can be seen at a distance to show their proof of vaccination and surgery. Any cats or kittens that are socialized can be placed in rescues so that they can be adopted.
We are eager to start the process to work towards the solution of having a stable safe and healthy feral cat population. Any questions please contact the Village office.