6-7 months old from these cats. This is the only home they have known. They took refuge in an unfinished part of my home during the winter. Shortly after Christmas my husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and our lives are now changed forever. His hospitalizations have taken priority, and he now requires constant supervision and care. I am also desperately trying to hold on to my job. I continued to feed the cats because I have not been able to do anything else, and I thought I was a good person.
I have asked for help from rescues only to be told they are full. I cannot physically get these animals to these facilities with my personal life as it is, and there is no way to take care of them if they come back. They are destroying my home and I am going to have to shut them out of where they are living. They will not have shelter for the winter. If they continue to have kittens there will be 30 or 40 more cats by spring. I am desperate to find someone to help me.
I cannot physically or financially continue like this. If I do not get some help soon I fear I will be a 6 o’clock news story. Is that what it takes to get help? You said on the news that all people have to do is ask for help. I have asked and begged for help but only get told everything is full and I am responsible to have them fixed and fed. These are not my animals, and I am sorry I have a heart.
I do not know what to do and this added stress is not helping. What if a neighbor is feeding stray cats? Is feeding stray cats illegal? As far as I know, it’s not illegal, but it sure is harmful. Maybe in some states or counties it is against the law. But if you can’t get help from an authority, your best bet is to talk to the neighbor. But work on your social skills with hard-to-talk-to people, and you might be surprised at yourself.
Your good deed for the day! Their behavior is completely different from domesticated cats. They are truly wild animals! 60 million cats living in American households, and an estimated 100 million feral cats! Nothing in my industry of nuisance wildlife control incites more controversy than stray cat control. All I keep hearing about is cats in the attic. Well, not howling so much.
But yeah, cats in the attic. Most of the time, the customer hears scratching and scampering and clawing in the attic. My neighbor feeds all the stray cats in the neighborhood two to three times a day and it’s become a problem since they meander over into my yard as well as other neighbor’s yards. We have tried discussing this issue with her, but she refuses to stop feeding them. One of the many problems with Dade county is that they will not come out to trap the cats. We have to do it ourselves.
Do you have any suggestions for me? Moving is not an option. Do you live trap cats? My complex has a million cats that the homeowner’s association insists that nothing can be done about because they are feral. They look like house cats to me, but I can’t get any of them to come near me, so I could be wrong. My backyard has become a home to the animals, turning it into a litter box of treats that are making my dogs sick. I find 4 sleeping under my palm tree each morning and have no clue what to do about these guys, but need them gone. Is this something that you specialize in? How do you go about ridding them and how much do you charge? Thank you for your time. And it’s not just cats. Is your cat a mouser? Here are 10 cat facts about cats and mice that could help determine if your feline will hunt a mouse.