Les Pattes de Rawdon
It is well known that cats reproduce at an accelerated rate. A fertile cat can give birth to four kittens, three times a year. So after four years, you can easily find yourself with more than 20,000 cats.
« Capture-Sterilization-Return » method is a humane, effective and economical way to reduce the overpopulation of feral cats (community cats).
The idea is to capture, spay/neuter, vaccinate and de-worm if necessary, the adult cats of an outdoor colony. These wild and/or semi-wild cats are then returned to the location where they were caught, where their numbers slowly decrease thanks to the interruption of the reproductive cycle. Adoptable cats will be given the chance to find their forever families.
THE COMMUNITY’S PARTICIPATION IS ESSENTIAL
The Pattes de Rawdon volunteers would like to work with people who care about the living conditions of community cats and who also take care of them. This close collaboration ensures that, once sterilized and brought back to their colony, cats will be fed regularly and have a warm, dry place to take refuge.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
If you live in Rawdon and are already taking care of a colony of community cats (or if you know someone who is), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 450 834-7161.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF COMMUNITY CATS?
They are ownerless cats that are wild or semi-wild and cannot be handled or approached. They often live in small or large groups, known as “colonies “.
HOW THE CATS ARE CAUGHT?
The Pattes de Rawdon volunteers use TRU CATCH brand trapping cages, which are triggered by gravity (not springs). They are the safest and most humane way to capture feral cats, as they do not require physical interactions, which are often very stressful for the animals.
The volunteers will bring back the cats that you feed, to the location where they were caught.
ARE THERE ANY COSTS?
The program is free of charge, however, donations are welcome.
AT WHAT TIME OF YEAR ARE CATS STERILIZED?
From May to October (depending on weather conditions).
Please note that we are neither a shelter, rescue group nor a low cost veterinary clinic.
Telephone: 450 834-7446