Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orleans, Ontario CANADA
Re: Aggressive feral cat
Hello Jeanie & Heidi;
Thanks for your replies. The cat attacks without being touched. We agree that it has to be neutered. The local Humane Society runs a spay/neuter program for ferals, & we have been in touch with them.
This will not be easy on the cat; first we have to get it in the livetrap, ( there is no way we will try to pick it up), then a long car ride to & from the clinic. Our garage is unheated, he sleeps in a well insulated box filled with blankets topped with an old wool sweater. We try to disturb him as little as possible, during the day, when it's not too cold he leaves to go roaming, returning in the evening to eat, drink & sleep.
The reason we are waiting for Spring to take him is his recovery time . We do need to open the garage doors to use the car during the day, & are afraid that the neutering experience will make him so fearful of us that he will run off into the cold, & not return. Bringing him into the house is not an option, given his disposition, & our 4 cats. A recipe for cat ****!
Diane has named him ''Feral'' he's a marbled tabby, about 15 pounds, all muscle, with 6 toes. Not sure of his age, but he's not old.
Thanks for your help, will let you know what happens.
Dave & Diane