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    07-04-2010, 03:44 PM

So my neighbors have these cats that keep getting preggo because they wont take them to get them fixed or take them to the SPCA. So they just keep on breeding to each other. Yesterday I found a little black and white kitten maybe 5 or 6 weeks old down by our house and called them. Yeah it was probably theirs but they don't want it. I put it in the barn last night and somehow it squeezed through the sliding door and I haven't seen it since. So this morning I find another one. These kittens are so wild I know that I probably couldn't rehome them. I really don't want another cat so we will probably end up taking it to the SPCA. NEighbor proceeds to tell me this am while we were getting a goat unstuck from a fence that her dog ate one of the new kittens born the other day and a couple of weeks ago told me that he killed a whole litter. I mean come on!!! They have had 3 litters in the past 2 months.Most of them killed by the dog and they are just like oh well. I just irritates the mess out of me.
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    07-04-2010, 03:50 PM
If you can get ahold of the wild males, most shelters have a special spay/neuter program for them. The males are way cheaper but females aren't that bad. Look and see if you have a Neuter Scooter in your area or call the shelters and ask about that. Also call some vets. Some of the rural ones out here have discounted fees for feral cat alterations.

Never know... they may offer discounted brain surgery for the dog too!
    07-04-2010, 03:54 PM
Here's a few...

Feral Cat Assistance Program (FCAP)

San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition

ASPCA | Free and Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Database
    07-04-2010, 04:31 PM
Thanks for the links, but I don't think they will ever have their cats fixed. They will just let the dog take care of the babies and the ones that survive will just reproduce more. I know there is low cost spay/neuter in the area. All of my animals have been fixed. I don't have the money to take care of their cats when I have 3 horses, 4 dogs,4 chickens, a cat, a guinea pig and a gecko to take care of myself.
    07-04-2010, 04:47 PM
Trap or get ahold of the cat and take it in to one of those programs. They are free or very low cost. The cats pretty much are considered feral and I doubt they'd notice them being gone for a day.
    07-04-2010, 04:53 PM
Green Broke
I hate to say this, but if they are taking that poor of care of the cats, they don't need them anyway. I'd likely trap them and take them in to the SPCA. It's no life for a cat living like that.
Otherwise, yes, trap and have them sterilized, they will never notice the difference, we did it to an entire colony when I was a teen and had a neighbor like yours.
    07-04-2010, 05:17 PM
They don't usually come on my property due to my dogs or I would trap them. These are just 2 babies that wandered to far away and weren't actually on my property. They were in the field next door. The one that is left in the barn will be going to the SPCA tomorrow. I wish I could afford to have them fixed but I just can't.
    07-04-2010, 05:51 PM
Green Broke
Ugh, my neighbors are the same way. And she's always complaining about ANOTHER litter of kittens and do I want one. They've had a half dozen dogs in the past two years and all but one have been hit by a car, picked up by the road, or shot by another irate neighbor don the road because they never keep them contained, just leave them to wander loose. Animal Control has issued them numerous citations, but refuses to take any of the animals away, even when they were killing mine and another neighbors chickens. People like this are everywhere, and apparently nobody can do a thing about it. I agree it's frustrating, wish the system for dealing with it were better.
    07-05-2010, 11:48 AM
My inlaws dog has a litter of puppies every 6 months. I found homes for the first two litters of puppies taking one from each litter for myself and they are amazing easy to train dogs. The other 3 litters have been drowned at birth because one of the dogs sons keeps breeding her and they use the excuse that they might be inbred to just kill them instead of trying to find them homes. All their dogs are mutts and they have one female and three unfixed males one is the females son, on is the father of the son, and one is an 18 year old. They drive me crazy.
    07-05-2010, 05:13 PM
Unfortunately all you can do is trap them and take them to a shelter or cat rescue. If no one wants or can pay for spays the problem will never go away,

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