Rescuing a Cat or Kitten
Lost or abandoned cats
If a cat is hanging around your property and appears homeless, or you discover an abandoned or an injured cat, please call us for assistance. We receive many calls about lost cats and the cat you found may belong to someone. Please call our hotline - 508-540-5654.If abandoned outdoors, cats cannot fend for themselves as many people think they can. When we find them they are often thin and traumatized.
A cat that does not trust humans because it has been abandoned or lost and has been living on its own, or was born in the wild, is referred to as "feral." Our Trap/Neuter/Return program prevents homelessness by neutering feral cats so they will not produce offspring. After surgery and vaccination against rabies, they are returned to their neighborhood.
If you discover kittens - often under a deck or a shed - please call us right away. If found young enough, we usually can socialize feral kittens so they can be adopted.
As they get older, we are less successful and if not socialized, they will need to be returned to their original location after being spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies.
Calling us immediately can make the difference between having a home or living as wildlife.
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