Consider establishing a managed colony:
What is a managed colony?
If you have never trapped feral cats before, there is definitely an art to it and you should read up on the process. Alley Cat Allies is a great place to find instructions. This is where WIFCaP learned and we highly recommend you visiting their site.
Once the cats are all fixed, you should be sure to continue the food and water routine. You will also notice a dramatic difference in the cats. They should be much healthier looking and calmer. The fighting and mating issues should nearly disappear . Some of the male cats may leave due to the fact that there will be no fertile females. The good part is that no matter where he ends up, he will not be able to create litters of unwanted kittens.
|Mrs. Gray (right) had to be re-trapped because of a tail injury . Part of her tail had to be removed!|
Some words of encouragement:
Establishing a colony on your own without the help of a TNR group, may be time consuming and expensive. The results are wonderful. Seeing healthy, happy outdoor cats is very gratifying. Please remember that the cats you are helping would not fare well in a shelter. If animal control is called to trap and remove the cats. they have a nearly 100% change that they will be put down because they would be deemed un-adoptable. You taking this on, means not only saving hundreds of kittens from ever being conceived but also saving the lives of the cats you trap! For that, we thank you from the bottom of our kitty loving hearts!