The Animal Assistance Group
Location: 189 Elgin Street, Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A 2Y9
Office Phone: (705) 575-7030
Email: theanimalassistancegroup@hotmail.com

Feral Cat Colonies

TAAG involvement in the feral cat colonies in Sault Ste Marie is a work in progress, capturing cats and kittens, giving shots, spaying or neutering, adding ear tags. Some of our dedicated volunteers have built enclosures to keep cat colonies warm during winter. Please consider donating to this worthy cause as funds for spay and neuter are constantly needed and appreciated.

Barn Homes Wanted for Cats - Call TAAG at 705-575-7030 or 705-975-0007

The Animal Assistance Group is working to provide safe relocation sites for feral cats who are in harm's way. TAAG has trapped and given vet care to these cats, including sterilization, shots, and FELV testing. New outdoor homes are desperately needed. These feral or semi-wild types of cats were born outdoors and are used to living this way, enabling them to be comfortable living at farms, horse stables, or other suitable locations. 

The property owner's responsibility to a feral cat would be to provide daily food/water, protection from the elements, and long-term vet care. After a short adjustment period of secure confinement, the cats will comfortably accept your barn or stable as their new home. They can perform important tasks such as keeping rodents away from grain and food storage. If you are interested in providing long-term placement of feral cats on your property, please call us! We will be happy to assist you while the cats settle into their new surroundings. 

Cat Colony – April 2015

This is one of the cat colonies on John Street. The cats were spayed, neutered, given shots, are healthy and made it through this very rough winter. 

 

    

Cat Colony – March 2014

The cats have been spayed, neutered, given shots, and appear to be quite healthy. There are a few young ones who still need to be fixed. This colony has had a long hard winter, but have warm places to sleep with lots of food available.

Cat Colony – October 2013

A Caring citizen fed 5-6 month old kittens living in her backyard. Donations and sponsorships through TAAG has enabled most of the cats to be spayed and neutered. TAAG enlisted the help of a veterinarian who spayed / neutered, tipped ears, identifying them all as TNR – Trap, Neuter, Release, so the truly feral cats who are not adoptable can live comfortably in their own colony, but are unable to reproduce more kittens. They now have two shelters. The shed also contains straw to keep them warm during winter. Mary-Lou, the caring grandmother, is working with them as they will go only to her when called at feeding time. She continues to try to socialize them.

Summer 2013 

TAAG assisted two other cat colonies in the summer of 2013. From those colonies, 15 female feral cats and 4 males were fixed, 20 kittens were rescued.

TAAG ramped up the Trap Neuter and Release Program, where 22 feeding stations were completed throughout the city. Cats can attend these stations to eat, drink, and find shelter. TAAG attempts to trap these feral cats, have them spayed or neutered and then returned to their colony. Some may be suitable for adoption. In the case of pregnant females, they will be fostered as they nurse babies, then spayed before being released back to their colonies. The volunteers work with the kittens for socialization and adoption. Sometimes, a cat is not homeless but just lost, and can be re-socialized and placed into a permanent home. Truly feral cats do not make good pets as they are used to living outdoor and are similar to other wild animals in that they cannot be domesticated.

 

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