Ways to Help Your Neighborhood Free-roaming Cats
- Make sure all your neighborhood cats are spayed and neutered. At the time of surgery have the vet notch or tip one of the cat’s ears. A notch or a tip removed from the ear is a universal designation that indicates a cat has been altered. Tips on how to trap neighborhood cats for spay/neuter. Tips on recovering neighborhood cats.
- Get female cats spayed to prevent them from having litters. It is a hard life for the un-spayed mama cat and compounds the problem of keeping kittens alive in the outdoors.
- Get male cats neutered so they do not fight with other neighborhood cats. Fighting promotes injury and disease.
- Provide food and clean water for free-roaming cats. Remove food dishes at night to avoid raccoons.
- Foster a homeless cat or litter of kittens abandoned in your neighborhood. How to Raise Orphan Kittens. Contact CSN for help finding homes for socialized kittens. Notify CSN if you find a mama and kittens to coordinate the best time to spay the mama. Request Spay/Neuter Help. Female cats can get pregnant while they are still nursing the litter.
- Help elderly and/or low-income residents get their pets and back-yard cats to the vet for altering.
- Set up a donation jar at neighborhood garage sales and use the proceeds to fix your neighborhood homeless cats.
- Call Cat Support Network if you need referral information or help. General Request Form.
- Sponsor a food and litter drive for your low-income and elderly neighbors.