God’s Feral Felines
Making a difference one cat at a time

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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Due to Covid, no events are scheduled at this time

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WHAT IS TNR

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Trap neuter-Return or better known as TNR, is the 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. ​

 

TNR is exactly as it sounds:  Carts are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian to be neutered or spayed and vaccinated.  After recovery, the cats are returned to thier outdoor homes.  Kittens and cats who are friendly and socialized to people may be adopted into homes.

 

Research has shown, that TNR programs not only stop reproduction, but also improves the cats lives by reducing the stress that is inherent in a breeding colony.  Fact is, animal control, pounds and many shelters have been removing and killing feral cats for decades with no end in sight.  With TNR programs available, the senseless killing of cats with zero results needs to 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.

  • Healthier colony
     

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

STRAY
 

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. ​

FERAL
 

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

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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

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Items Needed

Purina One cat food for adults and kittens, non-clumping  litter, toys, bleach, Tide laundry detergent, Dawn dish soap,

hand sanitizer, cat towers,

 Adoption Fee:
$110.00 to $150.00

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P.O. Box 1065
Arab, AL 35016

Email: info@GFFCats.org
Tel:  256-640-8000

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