WIKI:Feral Cat

A feral cat is a free roaming, unowned and untamed domestic cat. In contrast, a stray cat (or alley cat), while unowned, still exhibits temperament similar to that of a pet. In popular usage, these terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Feral cats may be born in the wild and never socialized, or may be escaped pets that have reverted to a wild state. They should not be confused with wildcats, which are not domestic animals.

The feral cat program is about to get underway again. Following guidelines from Auburn University School of Veterinary Science and the Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, feral cats are humanely trapped, taken to the veterinarian within hours of being trapped, given a health check, spayed or neutered, given rabies immunizations and monitored for a least 24 hours and then re-released back into the cat's regular community. The cat's ear is notched to alert anyone catching the cat in a trap again that it has been either spayed or neutered.
For information on the feral cat program, call


Our Thanks to you Pike County!

With the last spay and neuter clinic (Feb. 2008), over 300 dogs and cats were spayed or neutered. The HSPC gave the local veterinarians $40.00 toward each qualifying procedure. This would not have been possible without the generousity of the community.

Spay and Neuter Clinic

The Spay and Neuter Clinic will start October 1 and run until October 31 or until the money runs out. The Humane Society will pay $40 toward the cost of spaying and neutering of any pet living in Pike County. To take advantage of this wonderful event, make an appointment with any of the Pike County veterinarians and tell them you want to have your pet spayed or neutered as part of the Humane Society's spay and neuter clinic. You must show proof of residency in Pike County. Troy University students living in Pike County are also eligible to participate. You will need to show your student ID card. The veterinarians will give you a $40 discount with that money being paid by the Humane Society. Please contact us for more information. Especially at this time, donations are especially appreciated since the money will help even more pets be spayed or neutered.



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