The Ontario SPCA cares about all animals – including community cats! This is why we have programs to assist feral cats and their caregivers.
Listen as Monica Seto explains how the program works, and why it’s so important for communities to care for their feral cats.
Three programs to help feral cats & their caregivers
To assist Feral cat caretakers in managing Feral cat colonies, the Ontario SPCA, has developed three innovative programs:
- Feral Cat Trap Depot Program. The Society loans cat traps to Feral cat caretakers at no charge, in an effort to Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) the stray cat population.
- Free Feral Food Bank. This food bank provides a sustainable support of food to colony caretakers. Without the participation of the Ontario SPCA, dedicated Feral cat colony caretakers use their own personal funds to provide food for these abandoned cats.
- Feral Cat Shelters. A limited amount are made each fall by volunteers (or can be affordably made by anyone following the instructions below) for caretakers to provide a safe, warm place for their colonies during our cold, harsh winters.
How to build a feral cat shelter
If you’re interested in making your own shelter, you’ll find the below video very helpful!
Also, read more information on our blog How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter 101.