Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I do love to enjoy the outdoors and see all the animal activity going on as birds build nests and everyone emerges from their long winter hibernation... Myself included.
Over at my house the unfixed feral cats have done their mating and are now nesting... In the last week we caught two pregnant feral cats that have been living around my property. Now one is safe in my bathroom and the other in my neighbor's bathroom. They weren't too happy initially but they are settling down, one nursing her 4 babies and the other waiting to give birth.
We will have both cats fixed when they are done nursing, socialize the kittens, have the kittens fixed and find them homes. The queens will be set free back onto my property once again but at least I will know that we won't have anymore kittens that would probably either end up as coyote food or hit by a car. These seasoned feral cats are extremely wily but I still worry. However, trying to tame these girls into being house cats would be too stressful for them in the long run.
I love my feral kitties as they keep the rodents at bay which is a real service if you ask me. They are beautiful to look at and seem so grateful for the meals I provide. I look forward to many more years enjoying their presence and I am so glad that there will be no more kittens!
For help with ferals within the mountain communities contact the Mountain Communities SPCA at 661-245-1062. Becky is an expert and has help thousands of ferals!
I also found a great site called Indy Feral that can give you answers about pretty much everything to do with feral cats! They also have articles from lots of other organizations like the Feral Cat Coalition.
I will keep you posted on how things go with my ferals and their litters as things progress.
Don't forget the upcoming events in April:
- Rock Walk & Wag 4/27 (see previous post for more info)
- Mar Preston Book Signing event at Work of Heart Gallery 4/28
- Clothing Exchange in PMC 4/28