Re: What do you guys feed ferals
Yeah, I've thought about that. The only problem is that Petco already gives all their damaged/extra stuff to the rescue group I volunteer for. I haven't asked Petsmart, but I'm pretty certain they do the same thing with the group that uses them for adoptions.
No mom-pop stores around here (phone book doesn't list any for 20 miles around)
There is a pet nutrition place a few cities away, but they also give extra stock to my rescue group (we just got well over 3,000 lbs of cat food that they couldn't sell for some reason, and have been using it at the sanctuary. But I don't know if I want that, because now all the cats have bad diarrhea).
I guess I could ask Wal-Mart, but last time I tried to ask for things for charity, they wouldn't. (I wanted shallow cardboard boxes, like the kind the canned catfood is packaged in, to use as temporary litter boxes on adoption days... they said it was too much an inconvenience to save stuff for just one customer, and if I found any on the shelves that they forgot to break down, I could have those).
I don't mean to be a pessimist with excuses for why it can't be done. Like I said, maybe I could ask...but I won't be surprised if I get nothing out of it.
When I run out of "feral food", I'll just take from my indoor cat's supply. Next payday (Aug. 3), maybe I can find a neighbor or one of my sister's friends that might take me to Costco.