This cat adoption guide is published by Sgolis a cat rescuer, feral cat colony caregiver and shelter provider for feral cats. She also seeks adopters for the kittens and cats that she and her husband rescue. All cats mention in this guide have been rescued, socialized, adopted or are up for adoption. This blog features the topics; health, caring for cats, products used and adoption tips are noted..
As a feral cat colony caretaker since 1999 I
have learned that not everyone is suited to be a volunteer. That is
why I have an informal interview with all people who are interested
in helping out with the cat colony. This interview helps me to
determine the right position for the volunteer.
Some Caretakers care for feral kittens
an example; a friend contacted me today and told me that she
would like to help out with taking care of the cats in our
neighborhood, She said she would like to participate in feeding the
cats that were close to her home.
told her that I would do a schedule for her and that she would be
responsible for providing the cats with their food and water and that
she must be punctual that there was no excuse for weather, they cats
had to be fed during rain, snow or sleet. I also noted that if she
could not feed the cats at a specific time that it was up to her to
find a replacement caretaker.
My friend told me that if it was pouring rain
or snowing that she would not leave her house to feed the cats and I
reminder her that they were dependent upon their human caretaker to
feed them and if she was not going to leave the comforts of her home
then how would they eat? My friend replied they are cats and are
resourceful so they will have to hunt for their meal on a rainy or
All cats must be fed daily, no excuses
From her response to my question I knew we cold
not depend on her for regular feedings and that she did not take the
cats seriously so I offered her the position of cleaning out the cat
beds, changing the straw and or helping with trapping the cats for
spa or neuter or maybe she would be interesting in networking
community for cat adoptions.