We run a Trap, Neuter, Return programme for feral cats to help control and contain the local cat population
It’s a growing problem as feral, unneutered females are able to reproduce from just five months old and will have two or three litters a year. Without reproduction control, the feral cat population will rapidly expand.
Our Animal Welfare Officers run a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) programme for feral cats in our local area to help control and contain the cat population. There are many cat colonies in London and it is important that they are neutered to prevent further breeding and health checked to prevent the spread of diseases such as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV). Our Animal Welfare Officers respond to calls from the general public, trapping the cats on location to bring them back to Mayhew for neutering and health checks. Feral cats have different needs to their domestic relations and it’s important that these needs are taken into consideration by our experienced teams. The cats are then released back to their colony location, providing the area is suitable and a safe environment for them.
They will then re-release the neutered adult cats back to their colony location, providing the area is suitable and a safe environment for them. If you’re concerned that you may have a colony of feral cats in your area, please email our Animal Welfare Officers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them on 020 8962 8000.