by Mary K.Smith
(Yuba City, CA)
As you can see, I live in Yuba City, CA. In July of this year (2010), after a large family barbeque we were surprised to find a mama cat and her four kittens in our back yard.
Their condition was terrible; so skinny and dry and dirty looking.
Being a complete animal lover I have fed them.
I now discover that mama has had another litter somewhere.
My dilemma is now catching them to get them spayed or neutered.
I would continue to look after them so how can I go about this?
Hi Mary…. thanks for helping cats, sharing here and asking…
I would hope that some of this website’s dear and respected regular visitors will answer this better than I as I am in the UK.
There are charitable organizations that carry out trap neuter return (TNR) programs. I think you need someone to do the TNR work for you and then continue to feed if that is workable.
You might like to contact a place such as:
Yuba/Sutter SPCA Spay Neuter
745 Sutter St Yuba City, CA 95991
This is one example. They might be able to advise further and put you in touch with someone.
The cats need trapping and that requires skill and equipment. Unless they are now friendly enough to put into a carrier cage (not sure but seems unlikely). In which case you can do that (if you have a carrier) and take them to a local vet who might do the work at discount prices. You would then return them to their location.
I hope local people can provide more specific help. Local rescue centers may be able to help and/or advise too.