Veterinary appointments for Spay/Neuter will be made by
CCSNI Volunteers ONLY
A feral colony is a group of cats living in an area such as a dump,
marina, barn, private property, public property etc.
Colony must have a caretaker.
A caretaker is someone who is responsible for feeding the cats,
providing fresh, clean water, ensuring there is adequate shelter for the cats in
winter and harsh weather (rain storms in summer), and if a cat becomes injured
or sick the caretaker must see the cat gets to the veterinarian for treatment or
euthanasia. Any cost involved is the Caretaker’s responsibility.
We will educate caretaker of proper trapping techniques and educate
caretaker on proper management of colony.
Cats must be kept in warm, dry place once trapped in winter.
Cats must be kept in cool, dry place once trapped in summer.
NEVER leave traps unattended after they are set to trap. Cats could be injured or killed if trap fails to do its job.
It is irresponsible and inhumane to leave traps unsupervised.
Only 1 cat per trap.
NEVER attempt to pick up or handle a feral cat. It may seem friendly but
is not used to being handled by humans and it could lash out from fear and
stress, and harm you or itself.
Monitor cats for 1 week after surgery, especially the females. Their surgery is more extensive. Report any problems to CCSNI or your Vet.
Always plan ahead to ensure safety and well being of the cats. This
will reduce the stress on you.
Withhold food for 24 hours prior to the day or night of trapping.
Once cat is trapped promptly cover and remove to quiet area (other
cats may not go into trap if they can see another in a trap)
If you witness a cat being trapped you may see the cat "freak" out;
it will panic, turn itself upside down looking for a way out. Once it realizes
it cannot get out it will submit and curl up into a ball and freeze. DO NOT
attempt to touch the cat at this point, it is extremely stressed and will swat
Feed and water cats promptly after returning to colony.
It is not uncommon for a cat to "disappear" for a few days after being returned.
Don't worry they will show up once they have gotten over the stress of the
surgery and being taken away from it's home. If possible keep cats in an
enclosed space for 48 hrs. post surgery.
Traps are NOT to be loaned out to ANYONE they are the property of
the CCSNI. and CCSNI will decide who gets what trap. If a trap is loaned to
anyone without my permission you will have to pay for the cost of the trap
Clean and disinfect traps after use and before returning to CCSNI
wash with bleach and water to remove all food, feces, urine etc….
Use a garden hose or pressure washer or take to carwash.
I will accept full responsibility for equipment loaned to me. Traps
deemed broken or unusable by CCSNI will be paid for at the cost of $80.00 to
CCSNI. I will not hold CCSNI responsible for any injuries to animals or humans
or equipment (vehicles included) involved in this program.
I have read and understand the guidelines for trapping and care
taking. Proper trapping and care taking techniques have been explained to me. I
am prepared to commit to this colony and will abide by the
Signature of caretaker –
THANK YOU FOR COMMITTING TO THIS COLONY
YOU ARE THE HERO TO THESE CATS
Contact: Suzanne Hart 705-778-7507 home,
705-930-7507 cell (emergency only if long distance)
We are able to do this program only through public donations
Your support will make a big difference.
Please spread the word, donations are needed and very appreciated.