We run a Trap, Neuter, Return programme for feral cats in London to help control and contain the 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 London 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.
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. In some circumstances litters of kittens under eight weeks old that are trapped cab remain at Mayhew to be socialised and then rehomed.
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.