Feral Cat Information

Feral cats may look like our much loved domestic cats, but they are wild animals and tend to live in colonies or groups. We have a dedicated feral worker in the branch. If we are notified about feral kittens early enough, they can be socialised to live with humans. We take them in for fostering and neutering and rehome them.  Adult ferals cannot be domesticated and should not be confined in a home as it is incredibly stressful for them, much as it would be for any wild animal.  Where we are made aware of a feral cat, or colony of cats, we neuter them as soon as possible and return them to their territory, in line with their welfare needs as outlined in the Animal Welfare Act.  Where it is not safe for the cat(s) to be returned to their territory we will relocate them to an alternative farm or smallholding location. As such we are always on the lookout for appropriate spaces for feral cats so do get in touch if you are able to offer some ferals a home like this, to keep the mice down!

If you need any further advice, please contact our specialist team on lostandfoun@rugby.cats.org.uk.  It would help us if the email title said 'Feral' and then the approximate location.  Alternatively you can contact us via the helpline 0345 2602749 and one of our volunteers will be in touch.