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    We run a Trap, Neuter, Return programme for feral cats to help control and contain the local cat population

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    There are thousands of feral cats living in hidden spots.

    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.

    What is Trap, Neuter, Return?

    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.

    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 awo@mayhewanimalhome.org or call them on 020 8962 8000.