When notified of a population of feral cats that are being fed by a caretaker, we intend to trap each cat, have it neutered, vaccinated, permanently identified as being neutered by tipping the left ear, care for it during recovery from surgery, then release it back to the caretaker who will continue to provide food, water, and shelter for the remainder of the cat's life. We will remain available to the caretaker should one of those cats become ill or injured, or should a new cat join the colony and need to be neutered and vaccinated.
If, during the course of trapping, we come upon a cat that is too old or too disabled to be released outdoors, we will attempt to rehabilitate the cat. If rehabilitation is not possible we will have the cat humanely euthanized only if that is deemed to be the best solution for the cat.
We intend to eventually have a permanent refuge for feral cats that are unable to be safely released where they came from. Should we trap a kitten or cat that has the potential to be adopted into a home as a family pet, we will make every effort to socialize that cat and find it a safe home after it has been neutered and vaccinated.
In addition to our work with feral cats, we would like to establish a shelter/adoption center for homeless cats awaiting adoption. Each of these cats would also be neutered and vaccinated prior to being placed with a new family. Unlike most shelters, we would not turn away cats who are disabled or geriatric for any reason other than lack of space to house them. We intend to specialize in the cats that no one else wants, i.e. "castaway cats". This would be a "no-kill" shelter, which means that no cat will ever be destroyed (unless it is suffering from a severe, untreatable medical condition). Because of this policy, and because we intend to take in geriatric and injured cats, there will undoubtedly be some cats who will end up living their last days in our shelter. We intend to have an extremely comfortable, non-stressful, clean, cat-friendly environment as opposed to the small cramped cages that most shelters offer.
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