God's Feral Felines is committed to making a difference in the lives of owned, and unowned cats in Marshall, Cullman and Blount Counties, AL. With a dedicated board of 6 members, and our fabulous volunteers, over 4000 cats have been sterilized through our multiple programs. If you are feeding a feral cat colony, or know someone who is, and want help with spaying and neutering the cats, please contact us. We also have a low cost spay and neuter program for low income households
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WHAT IS TNR
Trap neuter-Return or better known as TNR, is the only humane and effective approach for managing stray and feral cats in an area. Now practiced for decades in the US, scientific studies show that TNR programs improve the lives of feral cats, improves their relationships with the people that live near them, and decreases the size of colonies over time. Since we started trapping in 2013 we have fixed over 1700 cats all over Marshall County.
TNR programs not only stop reproduction, but also improves the lives of cats by reducing the stress that is inherent in a breeding colony. With TNR programs available, the senseless killing of cats with zero results can come to an end. TNR is the solution for these beautiful creatures.
DID YOU KNOW?
TNR results in fewer to no births
Reduction of nuisance complaints
Lower animal control costs
Less cats being euthanized.
The coordination between those that feed feral cat colonies and those that are trapping is imperative to the success of TNR’ing a colony.
The number of feral cats is estimated to be in the millions.
Ear tipping is a universally accepted way of marking a feral cat that has been spayed or neutered.
Relocation of feral cats is extremely difficult. Feral cats are very connected to their territory. They know their shelters, food sources, other cats in the area and any local threats to their safety. All these work to help them survive. Relocation is only considered when there is a threat to their lives.
Cats are “seasonally polyestrus”, which means that once the days start getting longer (in Alabama typically from February to late fall) cats start coming into heat. They remain in heat for 1-7 days. If they are not impregnated, they go thru a short period of 1-2 weeks not in heat, and then right back into heat. They will continue to do this until either the cat gets pregnant or the season ends. This cycle pretty much guarantees, that any unsterilized female cat that is not kept away from male cats will get pregnant. This and the fact that cats can have up to 3 litters per year is the reason cats reproduce so quickly.
STRAY VS FERAL
May approach people, houses, porches, or cars
Might walk more like a house cat - tail upright, a sign of friendliness
May be vocal, meow or answer your voice
Will be visible during the daytime
Will probably be dirty or disheveled
Will not have an eartip.
Will not approach and will likely seek hiding places to avoid people
May crawl, crouch, stay low to the ground with tail wrapped around body
Will not meow, beg or purr
More likely to be nocturnal; occassionally out during day
Will probably have a well kept coat
May have an eartip as part of a TNR program
What you get when you adopt from GFF
All kittens that go thru our adoption process have been spayed or neutered. They have their 1st set of kitten vaccines. Have tested negative for FIV and FeLV. Have been wormed, treated for fleas and chipped.
To see our kittens available for adoption please click here
Purina One cat food for adults and kittens, non-clumping litter, toys, bleach, Tide laundry detergent, Dawn dish soap,
hand sanitizer, cat towers,