Special appeal for our Feral cats

The term ‘feral’ is used to describe domesticated species that have reverted to living as wild animals. Feral cats are different from stray cats, although they are often confused with each other. The term ‘stray’  generally refers to cats that have lost their domestic home, and when rescued, can quickly adapt to a new home. Ferals, by contrast, do not want contact with humans and cannot easily be tamed.

How do I care for a feral cat?

If you have a large piece of land such as a farm or similar, you might want to consider adopting a working cat. Despite being mainly wild, however, feral cats still need some oversight from humans. Many ferals live in small groups or colonies  and these need to be monitored, and new members identified. New members would then need to be trapped and neutered and returned to their colony to avoid continual breeding. While most ferals can find their own food, they may need additional support during winter, and sick or injured cats need to be trapped and taken to the vet. If you want to speak to us to understand more about ferals, please do contact us on info@felines1st.org

We have a number of feral cats really needing a patch to call their own. Being used to living outdoors and untamed, living in a pen is particularly uncomfortable for them. If you have suitable land and are able to provide a home for a feral, please do consider the cats listed below.

Neron
Neron
Meet Neron, an outdoor farm cat named after the handsome new male jaguar that is a recent addition to The…
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Fritz
Fritz
Fritz is a working farm cat who is looking for a new outdoor home.  If you have a smallholding or…
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At Felines 1st we strive to give every cat the best possible life.  Felines 1st are only able to care for cats and kittens because of the generosity of our local community and so we want to say thank you for all the support you have given us.  Please remember that Felines 1st is entirely staffed by volunteers. This means that aside from the minimal admin running costs of the charity that we incur, all other donated funds received go directly to the welfare of cats in our care.

If you are not able to provide the right environment for these feral cats, but still want to support in some way, you may want to consider donating towards these cats in our care by emailing: supporters@felines1st.org