posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 01:44 AM
Some shelters have spay/neuter programs that can be used. They use part of their funding specifically for this, but you may have to go in a certain
day of the month. The vouchers tend to go fast and funding is sparse.
It still requires a bit of a fee, but generally is very limited. Feral cats also tend to get cheaper rates overall (vouchers, or adoption fees).
Call around. Some more rural shelters will even help trap them, as they tend to be in high demand. If you see a cat with a notched ear, they have
likely been fixed.
Some cats really are happier on their own, doing their own thing. However, in urban areas they have to deal with more threats than may be necessary.
They get fantastic lives as "mousers" on farms and general rural areas, and can help the people with something that can become a very, very serious
Do note that a "feral" cat is not a "scared" cat. You will not
tame a truly feral cat. But they can still be given a great home/territory,
doing their own thing and romping through the fields.
Edit: you are likely not dealing with truly feral cats. If you care, just make a few calls around to rescues and shelters. The workers at these
places tend to network pretty heavily. "Low-kill" and "No-kill" shelters are going to be the best sources of information. Large facilities will be..
tougher to deal with. And cats are generally pretty easy to take care of. Kittens will have homes almost instantaneously. You can re-home them
yourself through avenues like craigslist/newspaper, but do trust your gut on the people you deal with. Some are there to just get moving
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