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We have stray cats that we cant take care of anymore

My mother has been taking care of stray cats and we have had some fixed but cant afford to do the rest and now they are having more and more, please what can we do to remove them? We plan on moving and are afraid that the next people wont take care of them.


Asked by Member 620402 on Apr 12th 2008 in Shelters & Rescue
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Hunter

Contact Alley Cat Allies, maybe they can help
www.alleycat.org


Hunter answered on Apr 12th.

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Tinker Bell 2003-2006

Put ads in the paper for "cats, free to new home", and give a short description of them if possible. Interview each interested person, and make sure that you only place them with nice, responsible people who will have them spayed/neutered. If you have any kittens under the age of 2 months, keep them and their mothers until they are past the age of 2 months.
The last resort would be to place them in the local shelter. Good luck with your kitties.
Good luck, and in the future ask your mom not to get so many cats. As you know, you can't take care of them all. You should only have as many as you can take care of.


Tinker Bell 2003-2006 answered on 4/12/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

If i were you it would be best of intrest to maybe take them to your local Shelter that does not put them down.Tell them the promblem and they will prombley 99% of the time take them in.


Member 620360 answered on 4/12/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Izadore (Izzie)

Please do NOT advertise cats "free". Unless you are very skilled at adoptions, you will not be able to tell if a person is "nice" or truly a collector who will then sell these cats to a research facility or to someone who will use them for dog-fighting. These people are very skilled at presenting themselves as 'nice' people and sometimes will even bring children along to make themselves look like a family. They will tell you what you want to hear. First of all STOP FEEDING the cats. Feeding them attracts them to your home. Contact your local animal control (through the police dept.) They will help you trap them. Even if the officer takes them to a shelter, humane euthaniasia is better than starving or dying from diseases. You can also go to www.petfinder.com and find a local shelter but most are full-up at this time due to kitten season. You may, however, find a rescue organization who will help you trap and place the cats. Please do NOT 'give' the cats away.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/12/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

make up a cute little saying that it sounds like your cat is saying it. example-'hi my name is angel and i need a home'. many people will want them.


Member 620201 answered on 4/14/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Schmoo

I agree completely with Izzie. Do not advertise "free to good home". There are too many people out there who are Class B animal dealers who will round up your cats and sell them to a lab for experimentation.

Call your local animal control and tell them you need help with a population of cats spiraling out of control and you need humane traps set. The shelter is their best chance for humane medical care, shots, spay/neuter and adoption. But if you leave them there, chances are they will starve to death, be eaten by predators, be tortured by neighborhood idiots, or die of disease, injury, or inbreeding.

Do the compassionate thing and call animal control right away.


Schmoo answered on 4/14/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

please do not put free to a good home people use cats for fights and numbers of other things read this www.animalaidsw.org or www.petabuse.com to get a good home make your foster cat a profile and and say for adoption by edit your cat's profile. Check the box that says check if the cat is adoptable. then go to www.petfinder.com and e-mail or call some of your local cat rescues to put your foster cat on their website (if one says no do not give up keep trying) because petfinder seems to spread the word about your cat being adoptable plus some rescues have adoption events that more and more people can get to know your dog besides just putting him on catster Best of Luck finding your furrrrever home!


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Puff

Try to contact as many local animal rescue groups in your area as you can find, and see if they have any advice or suggestions for you. Perhaps they could help with getting the remaining cats spayed/neutered. It's hard to find anyone willing to take cats that need to be relocated, but maybe the groups will have some ideas for you.


Puff answered on 4/16/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer