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FERAL & COMMUNITY CATS

 

If you are willing to help us by fostering, we will be happy to provide training, supplies, and medical care until the kittens are old enough to be returned to the shelter and be placed for adoption. We cannot save them without help from people just like you.

If you find a friendly, healthy cat, please keep in mind that the cat most likely has a home nearby. In general, cats don’t roam very far from home. We encourage you to return the cat to the location where the cat was found because most cats don't roam more than 6-7 houses from where they live. Friendly neighborhood cats tend to be indoor and outdoor cats and are not lost at all. They are simply roaming, which is perfectly legal in the city of Sacramento and something that cats love to do.

To find out if a cat is microchipped, you can go to a shelter or a vet in order to simply have the cat scanned. Check with your neighbors because it is always best to knock on doors versus bringing the cat to our shelter. Leaving a friendly cat at the shelter greatly reduces the chances for the cat to get home where the cat belongs. Unfortunately, a cat's chance of ever being reunited with an owner after entering a shelter is dramatically low. 

 

 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FIND KITTEN

 

Flow Chart Stray Kittens What To Do Alleycat Organization

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Coalition for Community Cats – www.coalition4cats.org

Sacramento Feral Resources – www.sacferals.com

Alley Cat Allies – www.alleycat.org

Basic Kitten Care and Support

 

DOWNLOADABLE PDF

How to Live With Cats in Your Neighborhood

Feral Cat Deterrents

Keeping Cats Out of Your Yard

Managing Community Cats