The most common complaints about cats include fighting, yowling, and spraying. Spaying and neutering the cats results in reducing these behaviors, usually within about 30 days. The treated cats are normally healthier and the number of cats in the area should stabilize and gradually reduce through attrition. Removing the cats does not work. Typically, this just results in other cats moving into the vacant territory. KittiCo has found that stabilizing the colony through sterilization is the better solution.
Some Cat Facts:
Feral cats are abandoned, dumped, or lost, domestic cats that have reverted to the wild to survive. Offspring of these are born feral.
Every spayed, or neutered, cat makes a huge difference. In seven years, one female cat, and her offspring, yield thousands of kittens. A breeding female can have 3-4 litters per year.
Spayed/Neutered cats do NOT:
Approximately 7-10 million adoptable cats, and dogs, are killed at U.S. shelters every year because there aren't enough loving homes to go around. Roughly twice as many cats, than dogs, make up this figure. This pet overpopulation crisis is the direct result of animals left unaltered in our communities. The ONLY humane, and effective, way of addressing the overpopulation crisis is through spay, and neuter, surgery.
Spay, and neuter, programs are a fundamental part of any effective animal control program. These programs not only reduce numerous surplus animal births, but also lower the costs of animal control services, hence saving taxpayers money.
Keep other cats from entering their territory. Destroy mice, rats and snakes. Once they have been spayed/neutered, they are very beneficial and peaceful animals; normally only coming out at night. These sweet cats deserve a decent, good life with a reliable food source. They are the victims of irresponsible human beings; they just need a chance.
Together we can make this a humane, win-win situation...
To learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the basics of trapping, but were afraid to ask, go here. Please visit our FAQ page before contacting us, as you may find the answer to your question/issue there. Thanks for your interest in this serious problem!
If you would like to borrow a trap from KittiCo Cat Rescue, please fill out a KittiCo Trap Request Form.
KittiCo Cat Rescue
ATTN: Trap Request
PO Box 600447
Dallas, Texas 75360-0447
ATTENTION: KittiCo Traps Cannot Be Used
To Transport An Animal To A Kill Facility!