Humane population control of feral* or community cats is a challenge most urban areas face. Many factors are to be considered before a solution can be made. Here at the Estevan Humane Society we have made it our goal to try and provide a humane solution for the community cat population we have. For the most part, these cats are adoptable to a home environment, which is the main mission of the Estevan Humane Society. However as time passes by, population numbers skyrocket which adds more and more to the feral cat population. By trapping, neutering, and releasing, we are providing the community with the rodent control solution that feral cats provide, but also mitigating the unwanted increase in population sizes.
What is a Community Cat
A community cat is another term for a cat that lives within the community but has no home. These cats range from friendly to shy to feral. We hope in our efforts that we are able to remove the friendly adoptable cats and get them into homes, but for the most part our goal is TNR.
How Can I Get Involved
A great way you can get involved is by becoming a Community Cat Caretaker. This duty entails visiting the discrete location of our Community Cat Colonies on a regular basis, providing them with food and water and keeping an eye out for any potential new cats so the Community Cat Committee can arrange for a trap and neuter day. Taking photos for our team to update our page with the stories of how these cats are doing will also be an encouraged duty. Teamwork will be a major player in making this project a success!
If you are concerned about an area in town, please contact us to report the cats in your area. We can then arrange to move forward with our procedure and help your neighborhood. Please understand, this doesn't mean the cats go away. The cats will very much still be living in the area. With the TNR program, these cats are fixed and released, which declines the need to roam. They provide vital assistance in rodent control, believe us, the rodents are there!