Feral Cat Welfare - Welcome
Registered Charity No: 1138335
Although we no longer take in, foster and rehome cats and kittens we do try to continue helping feral and stray cats being cared for by members of the public. The cats below were reported to us as living in the grounds of an abandoned house. We were able to liaise with trappers from another charity and get them neutered and returned. A rota has now been set up to continue feeding the cats using food donated to Feral Cat Welfare's supermarket food-bin which we couldn't manage without!
Several years ago we were asked to help a small colony of cats living in Church grounds in Leeds. The vicar was moving and was concerned that the cats were not left unfed. A great team of volunteers have ensured the cats were fed every day, but we have now been asked by the new vicar to remove them from the grounds as they are considered a nuisance. Although we no longer rehome cats we have a duty to help those with whom we are already involved so we now need to find somewhere for the four cats to go (or two pairs). If you have visited our website in the past you will recognise the group! These are not true ferals now, they've lived in a residential area, depend on humans for food and need a home with similar surroundings. If you have a large garden/small holding and would consider giving a couple a home, please let us know (8.1.2017)
Finding a stray or feral cat(s)
If you find stray and feral cats in need of help, in the first instance please contact a local charity a list of which you will find on Catchat as, due to no longer having a team of volunteers or helpline we won't be able to respond quickly. There are some wonderful small charities listed on Catchat that you may not have heard about as they are not National and don't have funds to advertise themselves widely. If you do seek help I'm sure the volunteers running the charities would appreciate your input and assistance - eg: feeding the cats until something can be done, providing shelter such as a box on its side covered with a binliner or a kennel, shed etc. Rarely can volunteers act immediately and need time to organise rescue. Feeding the cats regularly gives the trappers a location to start with. Any small gesture at this point goes a long way to helping charities deal with the situation. Thank you.