Feral, Semi-feral and Farm Cats

We are sometimes asked to assist in dealing with individual cats and colonies of cats that are feral or semi-feral and unsuited to rehoming in a normal domestic situation.

These cats are ideally suited to a farm, stables, small holding, garden centre etc. and are working cats that can act as an environmentally friendly rodent control service.

Typically they do not like much human contact although there are many ccasions when they do become friendly once they become confident in their new situation.

All of these cats will have been blood tested for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency virus),FeLV (Feline Leukaemia) and ringworm, as well as neutered, flea and worm treated before being rehomed.

If you can offer one or more of these cats a home, then we only require that you agree to be responsible for their health and welfare for their lifetime. This involves a meal every day and regular treatment for fleas and worms plus a warm place where they can sleep and shelter from the weather. Of course, if the cat becomes ill or is injured, veterinary treatment should be sought.  Click here for further information on giving a home to a feral or semi-feral cat.
These cats need homes where they will be cared for but allowed to live their own lives. If you are able to offer one of these cats a home, please then contact the branch on telephone 01353 468134 or email  on  enquiries@ely.cats.org.uk


For further comprehensive information from Cats Protection on feral cats then please click on the following link which will take you to the Head Office Site