Feral Cat Guide

Feral cats are the same species of cat as our pet cats, but are not socialised to humans or the domestic environment. This means they behave like wild animals. 

Feral cats are likely to be

  • not friendly - unsocialised to humans, feral cats find people threatening and can be hard to spot. They won't come close, even with encouragement. (Not all cats that run away are feral cats, some have just had bad experiences with humans and are very scared or timid.)

  • living alone or with others - sometimes, they might live in a colony with other feral cats

  • ear tip - they may have their left ear 'tipped' to show they have been neutered and returned - these do not need to be trapped again

  • away from houses - they'll avoid human contact and often have a hiding spot away from populated areas

  • not microchipped - most feral cats don't have a microchip.

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