Feral Colonies

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   What is a feral colony? A feral cat colony is a population of feral cats, primarily when feral cats live together in a specific   location and utilize a common food source. Usually this food source is  scavenged from trash and dumpsters, or from         human feeding. Feral cats that are not sterilized will  breed, thus forming feral colonies. Forming colonies increases a feral   cat’s chance of survival when  there are multiple hunters and cats to look after kittens. VFTA maintains several feral             colonies around Los Angeles.

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What is Trap-Neuter-Release? Trap-neuter-release is a  humane alternative to euthanasia for managing feral cat  populations. TNR begins with the trapping of a feral cat. The cat is then brought to a veterinarian, spayed or neutered and  then vaccinated against common diseases such as rabies, herpes and calicivirus. Finally, the cats are marked so that  they are easily identified. They are then returned to their habitat, under the care of volunteers. Any kittens or tame  adults are adopted into good homes.

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  Returning the feral cats to  their habitat is an excellent way to reduce the feral cat  population without  euthanasia. If     you remove a  feral cat colony from its habitat, other fertile cats  from the surrounding areas  will move into the          location and begin breeding.  When the sterilized feral  cats return to their location, they keep fertile outsiders away.     And by marking each cat, any newcomers that join the colony are easily identified and sterilized before they breed.

 

 

WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS TO FEED & MAINTAIN OUR FERAL COLONIES.

Please email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@vftafoundation.org or call (310) 392-5153 to see how you can help!

 

WE ALWAYS NEED FOOD AND FLEA MEDS TOO!

If you are able to donate these items, you may bring them to our Sunday Adoption Events at the Pacific Palisades Farmers Market, or you may contact the VFTA Hotline (310) 392-5153 x1

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