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September 04, 2013

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22 CLASSIFIEDS Stray or Feral cats? September 4, 2013 By Beth Praast having cats in their yard, and these simple tips will help you divert outdoor cats away Part 1 of a 2 Part Article from certain areas. • Place a tight lid on your trash can. ExDo you have a stray or strange cat hanging posed trash bags will attract other wildlife *for items under $999 (30 words, 1/mo./private party) around your home lately? Do you know the as well. $ difference between a stray or abandoned 30See if neighbors are feeding the cats. If • words 4.50/ad or cat and a feral cat? Here are a few tips to they are, please ask them not to do this or $ make Twice are doing it on a regular sure they for 8 help you determine the difference. schedule. A feral cat is a domestic cat born in It is a cat's natural instinct to dig and dewild. They have had no human contact, 928-916-4235 - 541-218-2560 and like any "wild" animal will be leery posit in soft or loose soil, moss, mulch, or of any human. 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If you don't want the feral cat in your neighborhood, release it away from your home. This ensures that the cats will live longer, healthier lives. Females will not get pregnant or need to nurse, and male cats will not fight or prowl for mates. It's so important to always remember, a feral cat is wild, for Sept. 18th do not attempt to tame or domesticate it. If you have found very small kittens that are feral, they could possibly be soedition of cialized and adopted out to good homes. There really is no hard and fast rule on how many weeks old is "too old" for Desert a kitten to be handled, or how long the socialization process will take. Typically, the older the kitten is, the longer it will take to socialize her. ThisMessenger addressed at a subject will be later date in a different article. In Part two we will discuss and learn about stray, abandoned, or neglected cats. Stay tuned…. DEADLINE: Wed. 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