When Colony Maintenance Is Not An Option

If maintaining a colony is not an option, for whatever reason, you have two choices.

"Relocate" the colony
Find the cats a new location to live - preferably in a rural setting where shelter is provided and again, someone is available to act as caretaker.

Forgotten Felines can provide you with information on How to Relocate a Feral Cat Colony. Email us now.

Trap and remove
The cats would be taken to the animal shelter that serves your area. Here they would be humanely euthanized. Rather than have them starve, or continue to breed, this IS the most humane course of action.

Keep in mind that removing the current cats may only open the territory to new cats and the process begins all over again. Spaying/neutering and feeding is the BEST way to control a feral cat colony.

Forgotten Felines provides a list of the shelters that serve Sonoma County.

Ignoring the colony and thinking that "they'll find food somewhere" or "someone else will fix the problem" is the easy way out.

We applaud your compassion and courage to do the RIGHT thing.

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  1. What is a feral cat?
  2. Spay/Neuter Clinic for feral cats
  3. How to care for a colony
  4. Being a Colony Caretaker (YouTube video)
  5. How to trap humanely
  6. Humane Trap Sources
  7. How to relocate feral cats
  8. The Right Spot
  9. Screening
  10. Preparation
  11. Trapping for Relocation
  12. Follow Up
  13. How to tame feral cats
  14. Total Ferals
  15. Semi Ferals
  16. Reverted Ferals
  17. Foster Kittens
  18. Colony Caretaker's Thoughts
  19. Cats vs. Birds Controversy