Time is running out for the remaining feral cats at Laurel Heights subdivision in Mauldin

This is an update on the Mauldin, South Carolina feral colony who only have ten days left to find a new home. The community project to save them has proven successful to date. Only a few more homes are needed! You can help by sharing this article with cat advocates, especially those in the Upstate.

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Part of the Mauldin, SC colony who need a new home

Information on the cat colony in the Laurel Heights neighborhood was posted May 25 in this PoC article. Laurel Heights is owned by NHE Property Management. Because of complaints about the cats, many of which have been TNR’d, they have until June 14 to be removed from the property before Chappell Services comes in with the humane traps.

Thanks to the hard work of animal advocates in the Upstate, 14 of the 17 cats have found a new home. Eleven of the cats went to barn homes between Fountain Inn, Greenville, and Georgia. Two are going to be inside cats for twin 5-year-old girls, and cat lover Annie Queen is taking one. Only three cats are left who need a new place to live.

Mauldin is located in Upstate SC

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FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages
Children and cats - important

The HOA (Homeowner’s Association) has been as unhelpful as possible, according to those on the front lines trying to save the ferals. Any cats who remain after the deadline will be trapped and photographed by Chappell Services and taken to Greenville County Animal Shelter on Furman Hall Road. It’s up to the shelter to decide where they go from there. If any of the three remaining cats need TNR they can’t be returned to the Laurel Heights neighborhood, per orders from the HOA.

Won’t you please consider taking in a cat to save a life? Ferals can be conditioned to live indoors or they will work for food as barn cats. There are no photos as to which cats are left, but that’s how things work in trapping cats to relocate. You never know what color you may get. That really shouldn’t matter because you’ll be saving a life.

If you can take in a Laurel Heights cat, please contact Andrea Durham via Facebook.


Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

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Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

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3 Responses

  1. Jacie Drecker says:

    Here’s what happens to feral cats that are adopted out on “barn cat” programs.

    Ran-over by vehicles, torn in half by larger predators, or shot by neighbors when they wander onto their own lands.

    “We Agreed To Take Two Barn Cats – Lincoln Herald – Lincolnton, NC”
    (But the person brought out 5 and forced them to take all of them.)


    Elisa, how many cats did you save from being hit by cars, torn in half, or shot? Did you take in any? ANY of the cats at all that you frequently report that need saving? Or do you just play keyboard-warrior and make everyone else do all the real work so you don’t have to take any real responsibility in any of this cat-carnage. Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  2. Nancy Hill says:

    Would love a cat.. Live in mauldin
    864 569-7366

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