Greater Atlanta Feral Cat Control
Feral cats can quickly become a destructive nuisance. They aren’t just stray cats—that is, cats that were abandoned by their owners. They’re actually cats that were born, bred, and raised in the wild. For all intents and purposes these are wild animals, just like bobcats or raccoons.
They can do a real number on your property, too. They tend to form colonies of ten cats, and they breed quickly. As the cats have kittens the populations start exploding. It doesn’t take long for your property to become absolutely overrun with the stench of cat urine and cat feces. In addition, feral cats have loud, obnoxious fights both with each other, and with your own pets.
It’s a good idea to take care of the problem as soon as you notice a cat or two—before you become “feral cat central.”
You cannot adopt a feral cat!
Some compassionate people try to respond to the sight of a feral cat in their yard by setting out a little food. They may mistake the feral cat for a stray cat and attempt to lure the cat indoors.
Unfortunately, these cats will never be pets. Feeding them just encourages them to stick around.
In addition, if you like having a healthy, vibrant yard then you will not enjoy the impact that feral cats are likely to have on your ecosystem. They kill birds, squirrels, and rabbits. They decimate natural predators, too.
Finally, feral cats carry a number of dangerous diseases. These include:
Rabies – Rabies is always fatal to pets and untreated humans. It causes delirium, aggressive behavior, paralysis, and eventually, death.
Mumps – Many people are no longer vaccinated against this highly infectious disease, which causes headache, muscle aches, a loss of appetite and a swelling salivary glands. It can cause encephalitis, which is fatal.
Cat Scratch Fever – Cat scratch fever can be dangerous to anyone who has a compromised immune system, causing fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
If you have cats of your own then feral cats can put their health at risk as well. They can carry feline distemper and feline leukemia.
How do you handle feral cats?
First, we use a humane trap to catch the cats. Then we take them and test them for serious diseases. If they have a disease then they will be humanely put to sleep.
If they are disease-free then we will go ahead and spay them or neuter them. We will then release them so that the colony won’t grow. While we prefer to release them where we catch them we are willing to take them elsewhere if you prefer.
Keep in mind that this program will involve vet visits. Vet visits are included in the fee that we will charge you for this service.
This is the only program that we are willing to use, and you will find that this is the same program used by other urban wildlife control agencies in the greater Georgia area.
Don’t let a cat colony overrun your property. Call 770-331-4216 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your mole removal appointment today.
Please do not call us about dog or cat adoptions. We are not an adoption agency!