Truly feral cats—those born in the wild who have had no human interaction—live happier lives in an outdoor environment where they have access to food, water and shelter—such as a stable or barn. Even farms and wineries are ideal locations for our rescues.
Sometimes we also have semi-feral cats who need a permanent home living outside as well. These cats have had some limited human contact but prefer to be outside.
How do you benefit from participating in this program? You get a full-time feline to guard your structures from rodents who, as you know, will chew through anything to get to grain, oats–any kind of feed. They will also gnaw through electrical wire, leather and insulation.
Your new four legged family member(s) would be delivered to you healthy, already spayed or neutered, vaccinated and treated for ear mites and fleas. And this is definitely a situation where two cats are better than one. Their companionship makes them feel safe and secure, and they can double-team those pesky mice!
We hope you agree that our rescues offer a “natural” resolution to any rodent problem you may have. At the same time, your compassion offers them a second chance for a better life.
There is no adoption fee associated with you accepting one of our feral or semi-feral cats—although donations are welcome! We do ask that you acclimate your new family members by housing them in a large cage, with food, water and litter, so they can become familiar with their new surroundings. They need to bond with their new environment and with you-, so they feel safe and know they will be cared for and they will always be provided food, water, and shelter.
If you have questions, or are interested in hearing more about Operation Topcat and our program, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!