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Adopting Feral Cats


Sydney is urging families to adopt stray kittens in order to reduce the number on the streets...

With The Federal Government putting forth a controversial plan to cull two million feral cats over the next four years, Sydney Council is urging families to adopt feral cats in order to decrease the number of strays on the streets.

The project has already resulted in 40 kittens being adopted out to families - minimising the number on strays on the street without having to destroy them.

Stray cats play a huge problem within Sydney, from spreading diseases to killing native wildlife. If kittens are rescued off the streets and adopted, they have the chance of being socialised and homed. Adult strays also have the chance of being tamed with a bit of patience.

There is a stigma around feral cats being malicious - but in reality they are generally shy creatures. The reasoning behind why they may appear intimidating is because they are trying to protect themselves. Most strays won’t attack unless provoked or feel threatened.

The word ‘feral’ is commonly misunderstood also adding to the stigmatisation of feral cats. The term ‘feral’ might simply refer to a cat that is homeless or a cat that has been abandoned or lost.

To assist with minimising the number of stray and diseased cats on our streets, make sure your cat has been desexed, is registered and is up to date with vaccinations.

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