Carroll Feral Cat Care is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization focused on providing financial assistance for feral/community cat services such as spaying/neutering, food, shelter and medical. The organization would also educate the public on the need for responsible action and co-existence between feral/community cats and humans. By financially supporting this organization, you donations help to decrease the cat population.
WHAT IS A FERAL CAT? A feral cat is a cat which has never had any human contact. They are very fearful of people and try to survive outdoors in all weather elements, with little food and shelter. Best suited for barn home placements.
WHAT IS A COMMUNITY CAT? A community cat may have once had an owner and is somewhat social. These cats co-exist with other feral cat colonies. They still may fear humans but only due to it being out on their own for an extended period of time. These cats sometimes can be re-socialized and adopted.
FACT: The most comprehensive study to date indicates that 72% of all cats entering animal control pounds and shelters are killed. Just 23% are adopted and only 2% are reunited with their owners. For feral cats, the kill rate in pounds and shelters rises to virtually 100%. (Statistics are from the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy Shelter Statistics Survey, 1994-97. Although dated, it remains the most comprehensive and rigorous study that exists.)