"We are forever responsible for that
which we tame."
We refer to stray and feral cats as COMMUNIITY CATS. They have been let down by society. Abandoned by owners or born on the streets because their parents were never spayed or neutered.
Fat Cat Rescue currently cares for over
250 Community Cats
1 + 1 = 420,000
One female cat, one male cat and their offspring results
in 420,000 kittens in 7 years.
The PROBLEM...It's estimated that tens of millions of feral and stray cats freely roam the streets of the United States and breed rapidly!
Doing nothing and using ineffective approaches are what have resulted in the current overpopulation problem. Trying to rescue all of the feral cats and find them homes is impossible given their numbers and their limited socialization. Removing or relocation all the feral cats invites new unneutered cats to move in and the cycle of reproduction starts again.
The SOLUTION...Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Is the only method proven to be humane and effective in controlling free-roaming cat population growth. TNR is about:
Population control and permanently reducing the number of cats in an area
Lowering cat intake into shelters, thereby lowering shelter euthanasia rates
Reducing the spread of disease
The returned, spayed/neutered colony guards its territory, discouraging unneutered cats from moving in and beginning the cycle of overpopulation